Meet the Osteopaths

Owain Smith

Owain Smith has been practicing Osteopathy since 2007. He is qualified through The European School of Osteopathy and registered with the General Osteopathic Council. 

Elizabeth Halford

Elizabeth Halford has been practicing Osteopathy since 1993. She is qualified through The European School of Osteopathy and registered with the General Osteopathic Council. She was awarded Fellow of Sutherland Cranial College, FOSCC in 2015. 

Sue Fowler

Sue qualified as an Osteopath in 2018 and has recently joined us here at the clinic. More information about Sue can be found on her website

All our Osteopaths are able to treat people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly.  

Whether it's for: 

  • Joint pains, back pain or neck pain - we treat all of the body, from the head to the toes and everything in between!

  • Sports Injuries - from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete.

  • Pregnancy  - pregnancy brings various physical changes, we aim to make these changes as smooth as possible for you and baby, right up to the due date.

  • Babies and Children - from newborns onwards. Fractious, windy, or just for a check up after the entry into the world.

 

Please contact us if you’d like any further information.

a few words from the osteopaths....

The Osteopathic Philosophy

Osteopathy is a treatment modality that uses the healing powers of the human body to fix itself.

 

An Osteopath guides the body through its restrictions and allows the body space to heal using manual techniques, including soft tissue releases, joint and tissue articulation, connective tissue techniques and manipulation. 

 

Using a combination of Classical Osteopathy and Craniosacral Osteopathy techniques, we can remove the restrictions that are causing symptoms, and allow the body to do the rest. 

Osteopathy considers the whole body and all its systems, taking into consideration external or environmental factors, psycho-emotional factors and mechanical or physical factors.

“When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything”

— Lao Tzu

Is an Osteopathic treatment what you need?

Osteopathy can help relieve the following symptoms:

  • generalised aches and pains

  • Joint pains  - including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise

  • arthritic pain

  • general, acute & chronic backache / back pain (not arising from injury or accident)

  • uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)

  • headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) 

  • migraine prevention

  • frozen shoulder / shoulder and elbow pain / tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences

  • circulatory problems

  • cramp

  • digestion problems

  • joint pains, lumbago

  • sciatica

  • muscle spasms

  • neuralgia

  • fibromyalgia

  • inability to relax

  • rheumatic pain

  • minor sports injuries and tensions

If you are still unsure whether or not an osteopathic treatment is what you need, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01970 636 755.

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