Natural Holistic BalanceOSTEOPATHY & CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY IN BETHERSDEN, ASHFORD KENT

Osteopathy. Cervical work

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy targeting soft tissues, joints and circulation to improve, restore and optimise movement and function of the body. Supported by extensive research and evidence, osteopathy is recognised and recommended by the NHS and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an Allied health profession. Treatment uses a combination of gentle, direct and rhythmic movements, stretches and manipulations, osteopaths work to adapt treatment to best suit each patients needs, addressing both acute and chronic complaints, focussing on the body as a whole.



Osteopathy. knee injury

What can osteopathy treat?

Osteopathy is typically used to target:
Joint pain, back and neck pain, muscle pain, muscle tension (knots), injuries, headaches, migraines, poor sleep, stress and trauma.

More specific support for sports performance & injury, babies, childhood complaints and womens' health is also available.



What should I expect and what do I wear

During a consultation, you will be asked questions about your complaint to best understand the nature and cause, supported by examination of your body, posture and joint movements. It is helpful to be able to see as much of your spine, arms and legs as possible during this process, so loose or stretchy clothing like leggings, shorts and a vest top are ideal.

COVID 19 safety measure have been applied to the clinic space and running of the practice to protect patients as much as possible. We fully respect some patients may not be able to wear a face covering due to medical exemption and are happy to still treat you, providing you and your immediate household are free of any symptoms.



Osteopathy. gosc registration

Sports, injury and rehabilitation

Due to the competitive and demanding nature of sports injuries are common; typical examples include strains and sprains, rotator cuff damage, knee, shoulder and hip complaints, local swelling, bruising and areas of muscular aches and pains. Osteopathy is used by top level athletes around the world, including those competing in the 2010 common wealth games, London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics, European PGA golf tournaments and international football and rugby to provide effective treatment for optimal sports performance, associated injuries, recovery time and rehab.

With experience working with clubs in and around Ashford and Kent, as an osteopath Emily supports athletic children at all levels, within multiple disciplines including running, gymnastics, hockey, swimming and rugby.



Osteopathy. Abdo examination

Womens' health treatments

With 8 years experience focussing on reproductive health, fertility, pregnancy and postnatal care, Emily is able to osteopathy to further support her patients with unexplained infertility, delayed conception, PCOS, endometriosis, irregular or absent cycles, painful periods, sub fertility, urine infections, symptoms associated with the menopause and general hormonal imbalance .

Using osteopathy, patients are assessed and treated to optimise postural and structural alignment, particularly focussing on the spine and pelvis to facilitate:
  • Proper reproductive, digestive and neural function
  • Uterine position to accommodate proper menstruation and pregnancy
  • Circulation and lymphatic drainage to pelvic cavity and reproductive organs
  • Adhesions and scar tissue, reducing and removing associated tension, restriction and residual effects in the body

    Additional support is also available using reflexology
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