Detecting, treating and preventing health problems.
Helping your body maintain itself in order to promote restoration of normal function.
- Relieve pain such as headache and joint pain
- Aid sleep and general comfort
- Increase circulation and help reduce blood pressure
Osteopathy is well-established system of diagnosis and effective manual treatment.
Osteopaths use a highly developed sense of touch to assess the relationship between the structure and function of the body. This means if we have a good structural balance we are more likely to be healthy and free from pain. If we are out of balance through some sort of injury, illness, or stress we may feel pain of discomfort in our bodies.
"The treatment has been amazing. Both for my physical and mental welbeing. I have recommended this service to several people."
You must be registered with one of the following GP surgeries to be referred:
- Wellspring Surgery
- Lawrence Hill Surgery
- Eastville Surgery
- Maytrees Practice
- Charlotte Keel Medical Practice
- Montpellier Surgery
Anyone, who is registered with the specified GP practices and who has a muscle, ligament and skeletal condition or injury that has occurred in the last 6 months can go to their GP and ask to be referred.
If the GP is happy to do so, a referral will be sent to Wellspring Complementary Health Clinic (CHC). You will be notified by letter that your referral has been received and that you have been placed on the waiting list. You will then be contacted by Wellspring Complementary Health Clinic within 5 weeks of your referral to offer you an appointment.
If you have not heard within this timeframe we may not have your correct contact details, so please ring us on 0117 304 1414
What will the treatment be like?
The Osteopath will take your medical history and review your overall health. They will carry out a full examination so this may mean you will have to remove some outer clothing.
Osteopathy is known as a ‘hands-on’ therapy. It focuses on you as an individual, which means your treatment is tailored for your needs. A variety of manual techniques work to release restricted joints, ease tight muscles and consequently restore normal function for nerves and blood flow. The manipulation can range from extremely gentle to more dynamic.
Your muscles may feel sore after your appointment but the treatment is not painful. You may receive instructions for specific exercises, as well as postural and lifestyle advice.
For further information visit the General Osteopathic Council
Get in touch
To find out more information about our NHS funded treatments please get in touch with our Complementary Health Clinic.
As well as NHS funded physical treatments we also offer a wider range of low-cost complementary therapies to help soothe both your body and your mind ...