Overview of treatments
Our team of highly qualified professionals offers a range of treatments that can help and support you on your road to improved health and wellbeing.
Osteopathy & Cranial Osteopathy
Sports, Remedial & Pregnancy Massage
Acupuncture / Dry Needling
Running Injury Clinic & Knee Osteoarthritis Clinic
Sometimes your body isn’t working quite as you’d like and needs a helping hand to get back to where you want it to be. Osteopathy can do just that. As osteopaths, we help to restore normal muscle and joint function, relieve pain and help you on your road to recovery. We do this through a combination of movement, stretching, deep tissue massage, and muscle and joint manipulation. We may also use dry needling acupuncture or specific exercises. Sometimes, we may feel that osteopathy isn’t the right solution. If that’s the case, we’ll let you know and refer you to your GP or another specialist, such as an orthopaedic surgeon. Osteopathy is available on the NHS in some areas of the UK and can work alongside both traditional and complementary healthcare, as well as independently.
Osteopathy before, during and after pregnancy
There are no other times in life when your body changes shape as rapidly as during pregnancy. This causes changes in your posture, which, when combined with hormonal changes, causes relaxation and lengthening in many body tissues. This often leads to areas of discomfort. Osteopathy offers a safe and gentle approach to many of these problems, and should be suitable for any healthy and stable pregnancy.
Osteopathy for newborns
The process of birth can be a stimulating one, and babies generally cope well with the forces involved in a normal labour. However, sometimes births can be more complex, take a long time and may need medical interventions or caesarean sections. This can result in ‘moulding’ through the baby’s head, neck and body. Osteopaths believe this moulding may contribute to a number of minor conditions in early life, and so offer an extremely gentle, manual approach to some of these.
Osteopathy for children and adolescents
As babies and children grow and development, they may experience a range of problems and conditions, most of which resolve themselves naturally or have their own natural cycle. Sometimes though, this doesn’t happen and the body needs a helping hand. This could be in the form of changes to diet or exercise, osteopathy, and so on. Osteopathy aims to help the body get back to where it should be and allow its different systems (nervous, immune, musculoskeletal and circulatory) to work at their optimum.
Cranial osteopathy is a specialist area of osteopathy that concentrates on helping the subtle and gentle movement of the bones of your skull and sacrum (a bone at the bottom of your spine, between your hips). Our osteopaths use cranial osteopathy every day on children, mothers, babies and adults as a useful part of their treatment. It is particularly effective for babies, children and the elderly.
For more than a decade, founder and Clinic Director Gavin Burt has been developing a treatment method to help improve mobility and reduce symptoms in patients with knee arthritis.
We use a combination of specific osteopathic, acupuncture, vibration and massage techniques, with the goal of creating the maximum reduction in pain and improvement in mobility.
Please note: Our method doesn’t claim to cure arthritis, nor does it claim to reverse the deterioration of the knee joint in arthritis.The only cure for arthritis is a knee joint replacement. Our method is designed to bring relief to the symptoms of arthritis and an improvement of joint mobility from a reduction in irritation of the tissues surrounding the joint.
Sports massage is designed to alleviate the stress and tension that builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity, helping to both treat and prevent sporting injuries. It can also help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement.
From dedicated athletes and ardent keep-fitters to once-a-week joggers, you’ll struggle to find any serious athlete who doesn’t regularly include sports massage in their training programme.
Remedial massage essentially does what it says on the tin – it’s helps areas that are sore, stressed, tense or painful through the use of deep massage and muscle manipulation.
Remedial massage also helps relieve the mental and physical stresses and strains of modern life, while helping you sleep at night and giving you more energy throughout the day.
Pregnancy is such an exciting time of new beginning and mind blowing wonder at the amazingness of your body.
We’ll help you along your journey from early pregnancy onwards to keep you feeling amazing. Let’s face it, when your belly is getting big and your joints are getting loose; your feet are achy; your baby’s head is pushing up into your ribs; you have heartburn; or you’re feeling absolutely exhausted with juggling work as well as growing a human being, you really need to be encouraged and soothed.
Dry needling is a western form of acupuncture that’s an extremely useful addition to osteopathy and massage treatments, especially for those in acute pain. It’s very useful for sprains (such as ankles and wrists) and muscular spasms (such as in the lower back, legs, shoulders and neck).
Nearly all our osteopaths and massage therapists are trained in this form of acupuncture.
Nutritional therapy isn’t about strict, faddy diets, health foods and vitamin supplements. Instead, it’s about helping your body get the nutrients it needs to function at its best so that you can get the most out of life.
In fact, a nutritional approach can help you understand if your current diet and lifestyle could be contributing to any health concerns you might have.
There are many symptoms and conditions that could benefit from changes to your diet and lifestyle, including:
● tiredness and lack of energy
● hormonal problems
● arthritis/joint pain
● stress and anxiety
● skin complaints
● weight problems
● food cravings
We’re proud to have been looking after and treating runners of all abilities for more than 20 years, from beginners to world-class athletes (Paula Radcliffe, Keith Cullen and Ben Noad, for example), and everyone in-between.
Our running injury clinic specialises in the treatment of all running injuries and provides a full service, including assessment of foot, leg and spinal mechanics, osteopathy, massage, acupuncture, sports taping and nutrition.
The clinic is led by Gavin Burt, an amateur long distance runner and veteran of 15 marathons.