What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment, which places its emphasis on the treatment of your whole body. We use many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis.

The main strength of Osteopathy lies in the unique way that you are assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint. Osteopaths use their hands both to investigate the underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment. We treat using massage, articulation and manipulation to joints, bones and muscles. Cranial Osteopathy is a much gentler approach where our hands are placed under the head and sacrum to gently realign position. This is the treatment of choice for babies, children and the elderly.

You do not need to be referred by your doctor to gain treatment. During the first visit to the osteopath you will be asked detailed questions about your present complaint, general health and past medical history. Your Osteopath will examine you in order to evaluate your condition. At the end of the examination the Osteopath makes a diagnosis and forms a treatment plan, which is explained to you, and then appropriate Osteopathic treatment will be commenced.

Osteopathic Training

Osteopathic training is completed in a four-year degree course incorporating a detailed study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, psychology, clinical diagnostic skills and osteopathic technique.

Osteopathy is recognised by the British Medical Association (BMA) as a discrete clinical discipline. It is illegal for any one to practice as an osteopath unless they have satisfied the educational and ethical standards of the General Osteopathic Council.

Initial assessment £50 up to 60 minutes / Follow ups £45

For more details or to book an appointment please call 01963 251 860 / 07957529493 or email us at info@56londonroad.co.uk


MA Oxon, BSc (Hons) Ost.

Frances is an experienced osteopath who graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (B.S.O) in 1999. She has been teaching at the British School of Osteopathy on the postgraduate Cranial Osteopathy diploma courses since 2002. She continues to develop her skills both for Structural and Cranial Osteopathy and Paediatric Osteopathy with over fourteen post graduate diplomas.

Frances loves treating all age groups including adults who suffer from injuries related to work, car crashes, trauma, chronic pain, problems that occur after child birth and pelvic and abdominal pain. She also loves treating babies and children.