osteopath treatmentAt your first visit to your osteopath a full case history will be taken, just as you would expect when registering with a GP. Then you will be examined (probably removing some of your clothing) and you may be asked to perform some simple movements. The osteopath will then use a highly developed sense of touch to further help with your evaluation. In some cases further tests are required (e.g. X-rays, blood tests). Many of the diagnostic procedures are also involved in conventional medicine. It is helpful to bring any X-rays or other test results with you if possible.

Treatments are ‘hands on’, involving muscle stretching, rhythmical joint movements and high velocity thrust techniques. Care is taken at all times to be gentle and safe. You may also be given some simple exercises to do at home along with general advice.

Osteopaths are skilled at detecting problems that may require further investigation or medical treatment and they will tell you if their approach is unsuitable for your complaint. You may be referred to your GP or the relevant specialist.

GDPR – We take your data protection seriously. Please read our Privacy Notice before your first appointment as we will ask for your consent for us to process your personal data. Our Privacy notice can be found in this link.

COVID-19 update

I am now open for face to face osteopathic treatment for all Osteopathic needs (not just urgent or emergency).

I am still offering remote consultations via video link or phone for  shielded and vulnerable patients.

Please contact me with any questions

Things will be different from previous visits, see this link for my new Protocol. 

An encouraging motivator of arthritic joints, with the added bonus of kind, compassionate, general advice. Highly recommended.
Mrs P, Ludlow
Having Suffered from a slipped disc and Sciatic pain last year, Alex’s excellent advice and treatment has not only got rid of all my pain and discomfort but has allowed me to grow vegetables, wield my chainsaw and mow the lawns. An excellent practitioner and someone who can also make you feel better by their kindness, concern and good humour
Mr L, Craven Arms

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