Private Oestopath Clinic
Back pain affects thousands of people, but in most cases is not serious and medical treatment is not always necessary.
Martin Coleman holds a private Osteopath clinic based at The Beggarwood Surgery; please ask at reception for further information or to book an appointment.
Click below to watch an osteopath explain how an expert can help prevent back pain and how exercises such as Pilates can help strengthen your back.
MOST BACK PAIN IS CAUSED BY
- Stiffness or spasm of the muscles caused by sleeping in an uncomfortable position
- Doing activities you are not used to
- Being overweight
- Incorrect lifting techniques
- A disc between the base of the spine moving out of position or pressing on a nerve
COMMON BACK PROBLEMS
- Pain of the upper or lower back
- Pain spreading from the back of the thigh to the ankle (sciatica)
BACK PROBLEMS CAN BE PREVENTED BY
- Keeping active
- Keeping to a healthy weight
- Sleeping on a firm mattress
- Lifting heavy weights correctly - crouch down, straighten knees and keep your back straight
Victoria Tuckwell is the registered Osteopath at the Rooksdown Osteopathic Practice within the Park Prewett Medical Centre. She graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2002 and has since been working within GP surgeries and multidisciplinary practices.
Osteopathy is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints.When the body is balanced and efficient, it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living.
Osteopaths treat a variety of common conditions including changes to posture in pregnancy, repetitive strain injury, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis, and sports injuries.
Osteopaths consider each person as an individual.On your first visit, the osteopath will take a detailed medical history including information about your lifestyle and diet.You will normally be asked to undress to your underwear and perform a series of simple movements. This will allow a full diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to your needs. With their hands osteopaths identify abnormalities within the human structure and function.They then facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself through a variety of stretching,mobilizing and manipulative techniques.With exercises and health advice, osteopaths help to reduce the symptoms and improve your health and quality of life.
The General Osteopathic Council regulates, promotes and develops the profession of osteopathy.Only practitioners meeting the high standards of safety and competency are eligible to join this register.
Please contact the surgery to find out clinic times.
- Initial consultation and treatment £50.00.
- Subsequent treatments £40.00.
It may be possible to claim against your private health insurance for the course of the treatment.
You will need to check with your insurance company to confirm the available level of cover and whether you require a GP or specialist referral. If you would like an appointment or further advice please call 01256 399710