Osteopathy - Allowing health to re-emerge.
Christian Sullivan M.S.C.C., D.O.
Caroline Harmsworth BSc(Hons)Ost
Mary Bolingbroke D.P.O., D.O.
Mary Monro BSc (Hons) Ost, MSc Paed Ost
Gentle osteopathic care available Monday to Saturday, why not call 01225 868282 and see if help is available for your health problem?
Osteopaths at the Church Street Practice are highly trained, Registered with the General Osteopathic Council, and are experienced in the treatment of all age ranges. It provides an osteopath service for Bath, Bradford on Avon, Bristol, Trowbridge, Frome, Warminster, and the Wiltshire and North East Somerset area in general.
An initial 15 minute appointment, free of charge, is always available for patients to visit and discuss their health problems with an experienced osteopath. Healthcare insurance plans are accepted for treatment.
A Little About Osteopathy
The primary principle of osteopathy is the belief that the body is naturally self healing and self correcting, given the ideal environment.
We usually heal ourselves!
We know this is true, think of what happens when we sprain our ankle, it swells up painfully, and we are forced to limp, changing the way we use all of our body’s muscles and joints. The blood supply is altered throughout the body, and patterns of nervous system activity changed to cope.
Then, slowly, the injured ankle ligaments heal, and our limp is “undone”. After a few weeks the whole event is usually just a distant memory.
We take it for granted that our body will always recover full health, but what happens when it doesn’t, or we find ourselves stuck in recurrent episodes of pain, or other ongoing health problems?
The aim of osteopathic care is to offer and support the best possible environment in the patient, to allow this expression of self healing to emerge.
Many other factors will also influence this recovery, levels of exercise, adequate rest, diet, stress etc, will all have a big role to play in letting the healing process proceed at maximum pace. Osteopaths are well trained to offer a full range of lifestyle advice as part of their treatment plan.
We get stuck… sometimes literally!, in acute health patterns which if offered the right circumstances can readily be settled. Whilst chronic patterns of health, pain, mobility etc, can often be softened or completely relieved with supportive osteopathic care. Whether acute or chronic problems, osteopathy has help to offer. There may be a need to change habits of work, sitting, stretching, relaxation etc, osteopaths are well placed to offer suitable advice in all these areas.
Osteopaths have been helping patients recover their health, from a multitude of complaints, for well over a century. Treatment plans can range from 2-3 treatment visits for acute problems, to planned longer term support for ongoing issues.
“When in doubt ask”, our mothers once told us, so, why not ring and ask if osteopathic care could help you too?
If you require any further information or wish to discuss any problems you may have, please contact the Church Street Practice on 01225 868282, or book in for a free 15 minute consultation.