Osteopathy is a unique system of diagnosis and treatment, a patient-centred therapy that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body and thus alleviating pain in tissues such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints.
When the body is balanced and aligned it will function efficiently with the minimum of wear, stress and energy, thereby reducing pain and disease. It is our aim as osteopaths to achieve such balance.
Our osteopaths can typically treat the main cause for symptoms such as migraine, heartburn, asthma, IBS, constipation, dietary sensitivities, headache, backache, neckache, and even mental health aspects such as anxiety and depression – the list is long.
Our main strength lies in the unique way that the patient is assessed, from a mechanical, functional and postural (a holistic) point of view.
The treatment you receive will be tailor-made to your individual condition. We combine a variety of different techniques depending on what will best aid your recovery and reduce your pain. This includes spinalsdsds, cranial osteopathy, soft tissue massage, mobilisation, dietary advice, postural and ergonomic support, specific exercises and stretches and acupuncture. For certain conditions like pregnancy or IBS, for example, the osteopath might suggest you also have another therapy to ensure a swift and full recovery, like massage or reflexology or colonic irrigation.
Cranial osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of stresses throughout the body, including the head.
At the time of its discovery, it was thought only to work on the head/cranium, hence its name. Because it is gentle, this type of treatment is suitable for everyone from newborn babies to the very elderly.
Osteopathy for Babies
Whether born naturally or via c-section, the body of a little one goes through an enormous transition to life in the outside world. This can result in minor or even major disruptive issues, such as digestion problems, colic or positioning of joints.
Osteopathy is an excellent, natural tool to get your young ones on the road to good health and prevent them from potentially having problems later on, which could result in numerous painful, not to mention costly, treatments.
Our Osteopaths are specially trained to be able to treat even the youngest of infants.
If your child is under two years of age, they will need an Infant Osteopathy appointment.
At Oakwell Health we have two osteopaths: Karl and Viraj. Each has their own unique source of inspiration and passion for healing with integrity. If the osteopath you were recommended cannot see you at the time you most preferred, then please be assured that the other will be able to help you. By having two osteopaths, we hope to offer you treatment to suit the time you request and the style you’d most prefer.
Our osteopaths are fully qualified, with a minimum of four years full-time training and are registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
During the initial consultation, you’ll also get your first treatment.
Karl – 30 minutes: £80
Viraj – 45 minutes: £85
Follow up Treatment
Karl – 15 minutes: £45 | 30 minutes: £80
Viraj – 30 minutes: £50 | 45 minutes: £85
Infant Initial Consultation (Under 2 years of age)
During the initial consultation, your baby will get their first treatment.
Viraj – 1 hour: £150
Infant Follow up Treatment
Karl – 30 minutes: £80
Viraj – 30 minutes: £80