Osteopathy in Basildon and Wickford
Conveniently located just off London Road our Osteopathic Clinic treats patients from all areas of Wickford and Basildon as well as Brentwood, Billericay, Southend on Sea and Chelmsford.
"A friendly, welcoming clinic with clean modern facilities. The staff are brilliant, my hip pain had been bothering me for a long time before I went but now I feel back to my old self"
Osteopathy – who can we help?
Typical conditions treated by our osteopaths include low back pain, sciatica & trapped nerves, neck pain and stiffness, headaches, arthritic joint conditions, sports injuries, 'frozen' shoulder and tennis elbow.
Osteopathy also uses a range of sophisticated techniques to treat a wider range of complaints including sports injuries, stress & tension, repetitive strain injuries and many others. Don't suffer through the pain, let our experts help you. Each patient will receive a bespoke treatment plan including home exercise plan.
Appointments in Wickford and surrounding areas can be made by calling 01268 202 207 . If you would like to speak to an osteopath before booking please call Shane on 07544 856 334. Alternatively you can book online.
On your first visit we will spend some time taking a medical history, which will include questions about your general health and lifestyle as well as asking you about the symptoms or injuries that you are seeking help with. With your consent they will then perform a physical examination which is likely to involve the osteopath touching the areas of your body that are experiencing pain and asking you to move around.
You may be asked to remove some clothing for this, so wear under garments you are comfortable in or bring along some shorts. Dependant on the case history other simple medical, orthopaedic or neurological testing may be carried out. The Osteopath will explain this as they proceed with the examination.
Based on the case history and examination findings the osteopath will make a diagnosis as to what the problem is and discuss it with you. This is to ensure you have a basic understanding of the diagnosis. Treatment will be aimed at helping to restore normal function of the body.
Osteopathy or Physiotherapy?
Osteopaths and physiotherapists often treat similar types of conditions. So, if you are in Brentwood with back pain or in Wickford with neck pain you have options when it comes to your treatment; the key is to find the right therapist for you.
Osteopaths take a ‘holistic’ approach, often treating related areas away from the site of injury. We also assess ongoing postural and mechanical problems people have and how these may be feeding into the problem. Factors such as lfestyle, job and exercise are considered and incorporated into the treatment plan.
Treatments are typically 30 minutess and involve soft-tissue massage and joint articulation & manipulation.
Physiotherapists traditionally work with injuries and rehabilitation, mainly dealing with muscles and ligaments. Treatments combine ‘hands-on’ muscle manipulation work with the use of technical equipment (such as ultrasound), plus exercise prescription.
Some of our osteopaths have previously worked at the London Road Physiotherapy practice and the two therapies often complement each other well.
"I have seen a vast improvement in the issues I presented with and have been asking myself why I have not visited an Osteopath sooner. "
Just for Back Pain?
We often encounter people who think osteopathy is just for back pain. While osteopathy is effective at treating back pain and can give great pain relief, we apply the same principals elsewhere in the body to the same effect. If you have any questions as to whether osteopathy can help you please give us a call to discuss on 01268 202 207.
Experienced Registered Wickford, Basildon & Brentwood Osteopath, at Woodlands road, just off London road and next to the high street Wickford. Providing Osteopathy for Essex. Osteopathy for, general acute & chronic backache and back pain, mechanical neck pain, sciatica & trapped nerves, muscle spasms, neuralgia, headaches from neck & back issues, arthritic pain and stiffness, generalised joint pain & stiffness, frozen shoulder, sports injuries, shoulder, elbow pain & tennis elbow, stress & tension, rheumatic pain & many others. An Osteopath in Wickford, Basildon and Brentwood, and the areas of: Wickford SS11, Billericay CM11 CM12, Brentwood CM13 CM14 CM15, Southend on Sea SS1 SS2 SS3, Basildon SS13 SS14 SS15 SS16, Rayleigh SS6, Benfleet SS7, Chelmsford CM1 CM2 CM3.
Member of the Institute of Osteopathy and registered with the General Osteopathic Council
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