Osteopathy About & Treatment
“A relaxing and reassuring atmosphere”
Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by disease.
Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Its main strength, however, lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.
“Peggy always listens attentively and is never phased by my requests or concerns”
As osteopathic practitioners we are trained to use both the more commonly acknowledged ‘structural’ osteopathic approach, which includes gentle mobilisation of the joints, and the ‘cranial’ osteopathic approach. Cranial techniques are gentle and non-manipulative. They are suitable for everyone and are often used for treatment of babies and young children.
Osteopathy is suitable for children at all stages of development. It can also be helpful in relieving the strains and stresses on the body during pregnancy and after birth. For some babies stresses that can sometimes occur during birth can be a contributing cause in a variety of problems. Osteopathic treatment using the cranial approach is very gentle, safe and effective in the treatment of babies and children, enabling the inherent healing ability of the body to effect the release of such stresses.
We Offer Treatment for
Initial Consultation is 1 hour and subsequent appointments are 30 minutes.
For current fees, please contact us.
A Rural Osteopath
Our practice is based in Gunthorpe on the Swanton Road about 8 minutes from Holt or 15 minutes from Fakenham. The flint building can be clearly seen from the road and we have ample parking available on site, right next to the building. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us