Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to help increase the mobility of joints and encourage the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues to function coherently. Osteopaths may combine a range of other treatment techniques in their approach, such as gentle ‘cranial’ techniques, rehabilitative exercises and advice about how you can self-manage your condition. Osteopaths are statutorily regulated primary healthcare professionals, who work in the private healthcare and/or primary, secondary and tertiary care in NHS settings. The effectiveness of osteopathic treatment is recognised by The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). The recent NICE guidelines recommend osteopathy (including spinal manipulation, spinal mobilisation and massage) for the early management of persistent non-specific low back pain.

Common complaints presenting at the clinic include:

  • Acute and chronic back pain

  • Arthritic pain

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Sciatica 

  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis

  • Mechanical neck pain

  • Birth strains

  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / migraine prevention

  • Shoulder pain and ‘frozen’ shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

  • Elbow pain / ‘tennis elbow’ (lateral epicondylitis) and ‘golfers’ elbow (medial epicondylitis)

  • Pregnancy pain

  • Postnatal pain

  • Muscle spasms

  • Neuralgia

  • Fibromyalgia syndrome

  • Rheumatic pain

  • Sports injuries

Osteopathy for babies in Windsor (Berksire)

Osteopathy for children and babies

Babies can be impacted by unresolved strains from birth or their positioning in the womb, such as compression on the skull. These strains can result in an ongoing discomfort and/or become predisposing/maintaining factors for health conditions (such as glue ear). Paediatric osteopathy involves applying very light pressure to specific areas to the body to release stresses and tensions. It is gentle and safe, and children and babies typically enjoy it and feel sleepy post-treatment. Please note that patients under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Home visits are available for infants and babies.

Osteopathy for pregnant women in Windsor (Berkshire)

Osteopathy during pregnancy

Osteopathy can be effective for treating pregnancy-related pain such as back/pelvic pain, sciatica and general muscular tension. Osteopathy during pregnancy involves gentle stretching and movement of joints and soft tissues, advice and exercise guidance. The treatment is safe for you and your baby, and can provide excellent support during your pregnancy. Please note that we only treat women in their second and third trimesters at the clinic.