Osteopathy is a way of diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of medical conditions. It works to improve the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues working smoothly together. People of all age ranges can benefit from osteopathy and every treatment is tailored to the individual. The aim is to address the tissues generating the pain or discomfort, as well as the underlying cause to prevent its return.
All UK osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council. They have intense medical training of up to 5 years and are highly skilled in palpation (touch).
Conditions osteopathy can help with
- Back pain – e.g. sciatica, slipped disc / trapped nerves
- Joint pains – e.g. arthritis in hands, hips, knees etc
- Muscle and ligament strains
- Neck and shoulder pains
- ‘Frozen Shoulder’ and ‘Tennis Elbow’
- Sporting injuries
- Structural problems in pregnancy
- ‘Whiplash’ injuries
- Poor work posture and its related problems
Geraldine is a highly experienced osteopath. After completing her 5 year degree course at the London School of Osteopathy in 2008 she practised in a number of clinics across London, before moving back up to the North West of England in 2015. She has treated a wide range of people from pregnant women, office and manual workers with chronic back pain, through to injured sports people, the elderly and children. She uses structural and cranial osteopathic techniques as well as medical acupuncture when appropriate. Exercise and core stability training also play a significant role in the work she undertakes.