Our clinics provide osteopathic care for the whole family, for a variety of conditions including problems in pregnancy and ante-natal support, back and joint pain, sports injuries, work strain, arthritic pain.
All of our osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and have undertaken postgraduate training in cranial osteopathy. Our principle osteopath has completed a postgraduate diploma in paediatric osteopathy and has experience working with premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit and SCBU at Barnet Hospital, London, as part of the ‘flying osteopaths’ team, and has worked at the Osteopathic Centre for Children (Manchester clinic), a charity that treats children from newborns to teenagers for a wide variety of conditions. (For more information on our therapists click here)
At our Warrington clinic we are also able to offer remedial massage and sports therapy.
Our Warrington clinic is conveniently located in Warrington town centre with good bus and train links to Widnes, St Helens, Merseyside, Cheshire, and areas much further afield. The clinic at Moreton covers the Wirral and has good bus and train links from Liverpool. Every attempt has been made to make both of our clinics as child friendly as possible, books and toys are provided in the waiting area and in our treatment rooms.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established, safe and natural system of diagnosis and treatment focusing on the principle that the body will always try to maintain the balance which is essential to well being. It recognises that much of the pain and disability we suffer is caused by abnormalities within the body’s framework, as well as damage caused to it by disease. This can disturb the circulatory system or nerves to any part of the body and affect any aspect of health.
Imagine a car that has one of its front wheels not quite pointing straight. It may run well for a while, but after a few thousand miles the tyre will wear out. This example can be applied to the human body, which is why it is important to keep the body in good balance.
Osteopaths work to rebalance the structure and function of the body, looking at all the factors contributing to the body’s disturbed state of natural health rather than simply treating the apparent problem.
Osteopaths treat the person and not the condition. All areas of symptoms are taken into account, and the osteopath works with structural imbalances that are present in the body to restore a state of physical balance.
Osteopathy and sports
Many injuries are the result of overuse i.e. playing too hard and too often, e.g. tennis/golfers elbow, or from not warming up properly before exercise or not warming down afterwards. Sometimes incorrect equipment can lead to injuries, e.g. ill-fitting footwear can lead to hip, knee and foot injuries. Reduced flexibility can affect the degree of performance and may result in injury if the player is unaware that they cannot perform to the same level as they used to. Examples include the golfer who cannot turn at the waist as well as they used to, or the enthusiastic older footballer whose knees do not bend as well as they used to.
An osteopath can help improve performance as well as treating the injury.