Osteopath in Basildon and Wickford
Wickford Osteopaths is pleased to be re-opened. Patient wellbeing remains our top priority so COVID-19 safety measures will be in place to ensure you can enjoy your treatment.
We are experiencing a surge of appointment requests so if you are unable to get through on the booking line immediately please persevere.
Call us on 01268 202 207 to arrange your appointment.
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.
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, Billericay 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.
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 Billericay 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 lifestyle, job and exercise are considered and incorporated into the treatment plan.
Treatments are typically 30 minutes 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.
Just for Back Pain?
Back pain is very common and undoubtedly the most common problem we treat. As a result some people 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.
Sciatica is one of the most painful musculoskeletal problems you can suffer. We've developed practices that have allowed us to help many of the most troublesome and persistent cases of it.
If you have any questions as to whether osteopathy can help you please give us a call to discuss on 01268 202 207.
Other treatments are available at Wickford Osteopaths including Buteyko Breathing Technique. This is an extremely effective and natural method for dealing with asthma and other breathing related disorders.
Back Pain Book
Our very own Shane Morris will release his debut, tackling the subject of back pain in September 2019. To pre-order a copy email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are working in or visiting East London you can pay a visit to our sister clinic Leyton Osteopaths.
Experienced Registered Wickford, Basildon & Billericay 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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