Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a patient-centred system of healthcare which addresses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions from a holistic perspective. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the smooth, co-ordinated functioning of skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues.

The aim of osteopathy is to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopathy uses physical manipulation, light touch, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and gentle touch to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. Advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptom recurrence may also be given.

Treatments are based on a set of holistic principles and are thus tailored for each client.  A first appointment generally lasts about 45 minutes to an hour to allow adequate time for a case history, examination and assessment of mobility, posture and the health of the joints, tissues and ligaments, as well as the treatment itself.

Who and what do osteopaths treat?

Patients include everyone from children to pregnant women and the elderly. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, repetitive strain injury, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries

Osteopathy, Pregnancy and Maternity

Osteopathy can be an effective form of treatment for women in both pre-natal and post partum stages. This is for a number of reasons, and not necessarily only if the woman is experiencing pain during or after her pregnancy. For example, it has been known to:

1. Help the body to adapt to the changes in anatomy and physiology taking place during and after pregnancy
2. Ease the discomforts sometimes experienced as the body is changing shape and hormonal levels are adjusting, such as

heartburn
breathing difficulties
chest and rib pains
low back and pelvic pain
sciatica
water retention

3. Help the woman prepare for giving birth on a physical and emotional level
4. Provide support and reassurance for the woman as she progresses through her pregnancy and after giving birth

Through using a range of gentle, hands-on techniques and giving advice to fit the individual, osteopathy has helped a number of women during this important time of life for mother and baby.


Will Westwood

Will trained at the British School of Osteopathy, the oldest Osteopathic College in the UK, where he graduated with a Master’s degree (M.Ost).
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In addition to general cases such as back, neck and limb symptoms he has a special interest in treating the Pregnant and post-partum patient as well as Headache and Migraine.

Will’s approach involves taking a broad perspective on his patients’ health and well-being in order to identify where changes can be made to restore or maintain function. Giving his patients an understanding of how their problems may have developed, and promoting independence are integral to his osteopathic approach.

His treatments involve a combination of gentle, rhythmic stretching and massage techniques alongside manipulative therapy, exercise and relaxation advice.

Will is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a
member of the Institute of Osteopathy and the OPHM Headaches and Migraines Association.

Prices

Initial consultation
1 hr case history taking, examination and treatment  £60

Follow ups
£55 for 45 minutes appointments

Concessions available.

Will  may be available for weekend appointments also.

For bookings or enquiries please contact enquiries@goosegreenclinic.net 

“I have seen many osteopaths over the years, having a longstanding problem with my shoulder and recently had treatment with Will Westwood at Goose Green Clinic. I had been unable to use my shoulder properly for several months, but after a few sessions with Will and doing the exercises he recommended my shoulder is back to normal. I am very happy to recommend him.”


Louisa Henderson

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Louisa trained to become an osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy where she qualified with a masters degree. She enjoys treating people of all ages and working with them not only to relieve their pain and aid recovery, but also to explore the causes of discomfort. This can then help with finding ways to prevent problems in the future, by increasing awareness of the stresses and strains that the body may be experiencing and creating a renewed drive for health.

Louisa has also completed a post graduate diploma in women’s health in osteopathy, following her interest in working with women during pregnancy and after childbirth, helping to accommodate the changes that take place during this time. She is a member of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy, having done post graduate courses in cranial osteopathy, which she uses in her treatments alongside structural and visceral techniques. Alongside her osteopathic studies, Louisa completed an ITEC diploma in sports massage in 2010, and has since been working as a sports massage therapist. She enjoys playing tennis in her spare time and is a keen advocate of yoga and pilates, so often recommends stretches and exercises from these disciplines that may be useful to each individual patient.

Louisa is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a
member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Louisa now has limited availability every month at GGC.

 Prices

Initial consultation
1 hr case history taking, examination and treatment  £60

Follow ups
£55 for 45 minutes appointments

For bookings or enquiries please contact enquiries@goosegreenclinic.net or contact Louisa  directly on 07973 791 797.


Ravi Parbhoo

Ravi qualified from the British School of Osteopathy with Honours in 1999.  He has since completed post graduate work in different modalities including cranial, visceral, functional and harmonic techniques which he uses to enhance his general practice.  He enjoys treating a wide range of clients from sports people , children, babies and the elderly. He finds success in solving chronic, long term cases particularly rewarding. Ravi continues to be inspired by his work and adding to his repertoire of skills.

Ravi is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a
member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Ravi is now working independently from the clinic.  Please arrange appointments with him directly on 07894 999025.



Price Concessions

Concessions are offered to pensioners and those on selected benefits.  For details please enquire here.

Health Insurance

If you have private health insurance it may be possible to claim for your treatment. Just ask your insurance company about the available level of cover and whether you need to be referred by your GP or specialist.

Cancellation Policy

We are happy to cancel and re-schedule appointments at any time, without any penalty or administration fees, up to 24 hours before your appointment.

However, cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice, or non-attendance on the day, are liable for full payment, as  we will be unable to re-use the time to support other clients.