spine x-ray picOsteopathy

"This could be the best £40 I ever spent - thank you!"
Linda Wright, Brighton 6/10/07

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy focuses on the musculo-skeletal system (better known as bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue) and the way all these parts work together to make the body function with ease. When a part of this complex unit stops functioning or will not move normally the body is in dis-ease.

How and why the body fails to function correctly may be due to poor posture; over-use from sport; injury; incorrect lifting or habits which have been allowed to develop over the years until the body decides it has had enough and complains.

Osteopaths diagnose and treat the dis-ease, attempting to restore normal function and can advise on maintaining a realistic level of health and avoiding further damage.

Instead of drugs, osteopaths use their hands both to discover the underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment using a variety of techniques. These may include soft tissue stretching, passive joint movements or high velocity thrust techniques to improve and restore the range of movement of a joint.

What happens during an Osteopathic consultation?

When you visit for the first time you will be asked to fill in a confidential medical history form. At your consultation your medical history will be discussed and you will be given an examination. Questions regarding your lifestyle including factors such as work and leisure activities will enable a full diagnosis.

You may be asked to remove some of your clothing and to perform a simple series of movements so that the mobility of your body can be evaluated. During the examination and dependent upon your presenting complaint various standard orthopaedic tests will be conducted, this will provide the osteopath with the necessary information to make as full and accurate diagnosis of your condition as possible.

After your examination the osteopath should be able to diagnose your condition and discuss and determine a suitable treatment plan. This will vary depending on your condition, but at all times you will be able to discuss the treatment and care you are receiving.

Each person is individual and treatment is specific for that person and their condition. You will be advised as to
how many treatments will be required in order to alleviate your symptoms.

In conjunction with osteopathic treatment, on Mondays Denise also offers:
Sports Massage.

Osteopathy picWhen is Osteopathy available?

Tuesday 9.30am - 12.30pm

How much does
Osteopathy cost?

First appointment: £55 (60 mins)
Follow-up appointments: £45 (45 mins)

How do I book?

1. Call 01273 470955

2. email

3. In person at Equilibrium Complementary Health Centre, 16 Station St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DB

Payments can be made to your therapist by cheque, cash, credit or debit card.

Where can I get more information about the Osteopath?

Please browse the Facebook page of our Osteopath Denise and her personal website here.

Other useful information

General Osteopathic Council (GosC) Musculoskeletal disorders Health & Safety Executive

British Association/College of Occupational Therapists

For sufferers of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction The Pelvic Partnership


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