Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopath

Eleanor Andrews (M. Ost D.O) is a state-registered Osteopath offering a wide range of treatments, for all ages, from babies to the elderly, including Structural and Cranial Osteopathy, dry needling, and sports massage.

Osteopathy is an officially recognised system of primary healthcare designed to treat musculo-skeletal conditions, improve function and mobility, and relieve pain.  It can also help with circulatory and digestive problems through stimulation of the nervous system and improved blood flow to the body’s tissues. It is suitable for all ages, including, athletes, pregnant women, children and babies.

All qualified Osteopaths have to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council, having undergone a 5 year degree course involving rigorous training, assessment, and examinations as well as a requirement to complete annual continual professional development courses.

Osteopathy can help relieve disorders and pain from a wide range of conditions arising from:

  • Accidents and trauma
  • Sports injuries
  • Work related issues and poor posture
  • Stress and tension
  • General wear, tear and fatigue

and treat a wide range of conditions:

  • General aches and pains
  • Muscle spasms
  • Low back and pelvic pain, sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive strains
  • Joint pain and neuralgia
  • Some circulation issues
  • Pregnancy aches and pains
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint disorders and pains, such as frozen shoulder
  • Neck pain and headaches/migraines

What will happen on my first visit?

The session will begin with the practitioner taking a full lifestyle and medical history, followed by a detailed description of any presenting conditions that may need treating, as well as any specific treatment goals and requests. Providing that there are no medical reasons that would prevent treatment the practitioner will then explain the results of their examination, the treatment and treatment plan they intend to employ, and any possible reactions to the treatment that may be experienced. If during the consultation, it is deemed inappropriate for you to receive treatment, you will be advised of this and may be referred to an alternative practitioner of a more suitable technique. If your Osteopath discovers or suspects a condition which requires medical assessment and intervention, they will refer you to your GP.

  • Osteopathy is a safe, natural approach to healthcare, treating the whole person, not just the symptom or condition.
  • Treatment is not normally painful; however some deep tissue techniques to release muscular tension may be quite firm, patients frequently describe this as a “good pain”.
  • Osteopathy is patient-centred, and each treatment is specific to the individual needs of the patient.
  • Should the need arise, osteopathy can work along side conventional approaches such as the GP, and where necessary the patient can be referred back to the GP.

Assessment activities include:

  • Taking detailed medical histories, including information on previous injuries, surgery, general health and lifestyle
  • Conducting physical examinations of patients, focusing on the spine and posture, and noting the range of movement
  • Checking blood pressure and performing other tests such as neurological and orthopaedic examinations.

For more information contact

The General Osteopathic council   www.osteopathy.org.uk

The British Osteopathic Society     www.osteopathy.org

Cranial Osteopathy 

For adults, babies, and children

Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle, yet powerful treatment where the practitioner detects subtle, rythymical shape changes within the tissues of the body to identify areas of stress, tension, restriction, and trauma. Gentle pressure is used to correct these disturbances within the tissues, thereby improving the body’s recovery. neck-adjustment

As the treatment is so very gentle it can be used on all age groups.

For more information contact

The Sutherland Society    www.cranial.org.uk