As a group we can offer Cheltenham and the Cotswolds a wide range of complementary therapies and holistic health care.
Cheltenham’s Oakwell Health Centre has 2 Osteopaths and a Chiropractor, 4 Massage therapists , 2 Acupuncturists who also do cupping and Tui Na massage and a Hynotherapist.
At Oakwell Health we have something for everyone
everyone’s symptom and budget.
Karl in no way is a specialist in helping any particular group, age, sporting type, injury type or ailment . Karl treats EVERYbody
Karl has 21 years of practicing the full range of osteopathic styles ,
– from the gentle cranial style that is very helpful for babies , children , pregnancy ailments, autism , and the elderly – to strong powerful structural osteopathy that is beneficial for people who’ve been in horrific traumatic accidents or sporting injuries . Karl treats professional rugby players from Gloucester Rugby and Worcester Warriors but also has an interest in treatments which relieve the strains of pregnancy and labour, as well as complications of delivery using a mix of both cranial and structural osteopathy. So he can be effective yet still very gentle to brand new babies, premature babies , the elderly & frail as well as rapidly effective to builders , plumbers, carpenters, professional rugby players and marathon runners who all hope for a quick relief so they can return to work asap.
As karl has matured with his skills he has realised that as much as he does everything he can to help people drastically return to healthy, painless, wellness as quickly as possible , one single treatment can only relieve a portion of the problem(s) that has ended up causing the symptom(s). Often one treatment can result in complete relief short term. However it will take a few treatments to undo all the strain , the injury , the inflammation, the compensations to the problem and the habits linked to the problem etc. Karl has reached a point in his career where he can honestly say that, in most cases, it will take a succession of treatments to fully restore optimum balanced function to give his patient’s a sustained period free of any symptom and ultimatley health and wellness. For people commited to this step by step road to wellness there is a discount. (which will be highlighted below)
The Steps along the Road to Recovery & Wellness
At Oakwell Health we all aim to help you BE AS WELL AS YOU CAN BE , FOR AS LONG AS YOU CAN BE
To help highlight the fact that the road to recovery and wellness can be a gradual process of undoing injury/tissue damage (as best as is possible) and the compensations and habits that occur, I have created 2 lists. An Action & a Symptom list
RELIEF > RECOVERY > IMPROVE > CORRECTING >HEALING > STABLE > ENHANCE > PREVENTION
Less pain > more movement > feeling better > much better > ? stronger ? > feeling good > nearly there > optimum
The ?? are there because many of us think we are ‘fixed’ when all we are is out of pain – the problem is just less bad enough for it to not hurt. true wellness is being as best as you can be for as long as you can be.
To undo all of the reasons we suffer pain so as to reach as close to a ‘cure’ as is possible, many things have to change to not just relieve the symptom but to fix the underlying problems too.
Some problems need drastic, vigorous and thorough treatment and some need a less drastic and far less intensive treatment, as too much change at once can almost be traumatising to an already exhausted body.
I have therefore decided to offer more variety in treatment options. After an initial consultation a course of treatment in sessions will be explained for your consideration. Some or most will be 15 min sessions but for some complex and serious cases 30 min sessions will be suggested as the best course.
30 min session
The half hour session will be holistically focussed and extensive treatment where almost every element contributing to the symptom(s) will be addressed. A fully focussed transformational approach to undoing the injury, the compensation to the injury, and a ‘‘service’‘ to the less affecting parts of the skeleton, to ensure every bit of you , is as able to help the healing process as best it can.
15 min session
The fifteen minute session will be a little less holistic and much less intense approach to hands on health care. Instead of trying to fix absolutely everything , the appointment will deal with the main components to the injury / symptom, aiming at restoring function and pain relief in a not so fully comprehensive and potentially overwhelming way.
If you have had severe symptoms from a list of damaging traumatic incidents (whether of a physical and/or emotional nature) please do not hope a single 15 min session will offer the same benefit as a single 30 min one might.
TWICE AS MUCH HALF AS OFTEN OR HALF AS MUCH TWICE AS OFTEN
Along the road to wellness, it can be considered that two 15 min sessions in a fortnight will offer the same results as one 30 min session in the same time scale.
Acute flair ups to an old injury or a recent injury that is painful and immobilising is more likely to benefit from half as much twice as often ( two 15 min sessions close together)
A chronic debilitating problem is more likely to respond better to twice as much half as often (one 30 min session with a fortnight to recover and rehabilitate ) but we will get you to wellness all the same.
Babies 1 hour treatment £120
This price change does not apply to the chronically ill , over 65s, and those receiving palliative care.
John can help people of all ages from newborn babies and children to the elderly, injuries from sports and leisure activities, and work related symptoms and symptoms from illness and conditions.”
New Patients – (1hr) – £70
Returning patients – £50
I was inspired by Chiropractic first in my teenage years following suffering with headaches following playing rugby. After my treatment I was astonished at the remission of my headaches, but also about how my body had improved in mobility.
Chiropractic is a great natural way to facilitate your body in healing and recovery and maintain good health.
An invigorating, deeply stimulating and re-energising treatment to help alleviate stress and tension that builds up in the body during a wide range of physical activities, such as sports participation, exercising, work related tension, driving and sitting or walking with poor posture.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head massage originated in the East several hundred years ago. The treatment induces a state of calm, peace and tranquility and can promote high levels of alertness and concentration. Relaxing, yet invigorating, Indian Head Massage creates a wonderful feeling of well-being.
An Ayurvedic head massage. Warm aromatic herbal oils slowly flow onto your head warming and soothing the membranes of your skull and the muscles of your head, as an incredible massage banishes stress and tension . An amazing treatment, however it is also a very helpful adjuctive treatment for headaches, migraines and neck problems. treatment is about an hour £50 including the oils.
1hr treatment £40
30 minutes £28
Yoga one to one sessions £40 per hour.
All Sports Massage / Soft Tissue Therapy treatments (up to one hour) £40.
Personal Training consultation including training program and introductory gym session: £50.