Our practitioners specialise in techniques that include Applied Kinesiology and Cranial Osteopathy, and we receive a lot of recommendations based on our individual and effective approach to assessment and treatment.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural and mechanical problems of the body. It is concerned with the body’s framework and how it functions, as this is crucial to the overall function and health of a person.
Osteopathy can be immensely helpful to people with problems that originate or are reflected in the musculo-skeletal system of the body.
Osteopathic treatments vary depending on the individual and their presenting complaint. Various treatment methods are integrated to suit the patient's needs.
The initial consultation includes a full case history, a thorough structural assessment and some treatment. Treatment may include deep soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, postural advice and the prescription of exercises to maintain flexibility, range of movement and strength. Follow-up treatments last 30-45 minutes; the number of treatments often depends on how long the problem has been there and how severe it is. Two or three treatments are sufficient for many conditions.
Karen Willis can somehow create magic. In the 6 years i've been going to her she's sorted out my aching back, shoulder and neck. She's rebalanced me and often after only 1 session. I don't always completely understand what she's doing but I trust her because everything she has done has worked. She also treated me throughout my pregnancy and when my daughter was born with ventouse and forceps she gave some cranial to help rebalance her too. Karen has such a depth of knowledge and a breadth of experience you know she has thought through, decided and acted in the best way possible for you. No matter where I move to I'll seek her out because she is my best kept secret and I have not found anyone better.
- Kate, Communications Coach and Consultant (age 43)