Osteopathy is a healthcare profession that utilises a patient focused, physical approach to restoring, maintaining and promoting physical and psychosocial well being. Primarily treatments take the form of a manual therapy involving massage, mobilisation and spinal manipulation for the treatment of musculo-skeletal problems. Osteopaths have been regulated by statute since 1993 and may refer to serious medical conditions.
The General Osteopathic Council (GoSC) regulate the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law osteopaths must be registered with them in order to practise. GoSC work with the public and osteopathic profession to promote patient safety by registering qualified professionals, and setting, maintaining and developing standards of osteopathic practice and conduct.
"Having been told by my GP that nothing could be done for my cervical spine problem; thanks to Kelly, I am now pain free with freedom of movement - Kelly is a true miracle worker and I cannot recommend her highly enough"
iO is the UK’s professional membership organisation for registered Osteopaths. The purpose of the institute is to unite, promote, develop and support the Osteopathic profession, to improve public health and patient care.
Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions. Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently.
Over 30,000 people every day visit an osteopath suffering from a variety of conditions including neck or back pain, joint or muscular pain, sports injuries, recurring headaches and more. Many patients are pregnant mothers, unsettled children, or those with work strain, or pain and stiffness related to advancing years.
As you don’t need a referral from your doctor to see an osteopath, you will typically be able to see an osteopath quickly, without the long waiting times that often occur with other treatment options.
"Kelly is a very professional, knowledgeable and personable Osteopath. I was suffering bad headaches and a very stiff neck and shoulders when I first saw Kelly. She quickly diagnosed where the problem was coming from and decided on the best treatment for it. I had very severe stiffness in my neck, but even after a couple of sessions, the headaches eased up and I started feeling better. Now, the mobility of my neck is so improved, and I am pain free. Thank you so much Kelly, I am so grateful to you, and have no hesitation in recommending your services". Best wishes Kelly.
Sam R, Borehamwood
The National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) was constituted in 2003 in order to explore and assure the place that osteopathy has to play in Healthcare.
"I went to see Kelly with a consistent lower back and hip pain which I had been suffering for over a month. Within two sessions with Kelly my pain was dramatically reduced and my range of movement improved substantially.
Thank you Kelly, for all the hard work and effort you take to make me pain free and SO MUCH less stiff and creaky. You are very special in that you put in that ‘little extra’ which makes you a fantastic osteopath. I am very glad to have found you".
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