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Selby Wellness Clinic©

30a Gowthorpe

Selby

YO8 4ET


Selby Clinic: 01757 704152

Email: info@selbywellnessclinic.co.uk

  

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IN ASSOCIATION WITH:

Amanda Cox

Stephanie O’Grady

Alan Reed

Alison Walker

Neil Woods

Victoria Allan

Matt Ratcliffe

Emma Hughes

Stacy Pierpoint

Natasha Sinclair

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About Osteopathy

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WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
To qualify, an osteopath must study for four to five years for an undergraduate degree. This is similar to a medical degree, with more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine and includes more than 1,000 hours of training in osteopathic techniques. By law, osteopaths must register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is an offence for anyone to call themselves an osteopath if they are not registered. The British Medical Association’s guidance for general practitioners states that doctors can safely refer patients to osteopaths.

HOW CAN OSTEOPATHY HELP ME
Although osteopaths treat many conditions, most people think of us as ‘back specialists’. Back pain is what many osteopaths treat a lot of the time. Osteopathic treatment does not target symptoms only but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance, Imagine, for example, 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. You can apply this example to the human body, which is why it is so important to keep the body in good balance. We use a wide range of techniques, including massage, cranial techniques (sometimes referred to as ‘cranial osteopathy’) and joint mobilization and this breadth of approach allows us to focus on every patient’s precise needs.

Osteopaths assess and treat people of any age from the elderly to the newborn and from pregnant women to sports people.

OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT
Before we start to treat you, we will make a full medical assessment. We take time to listen to you and ask questions to make sure we understand your medical history and your day-to-day routine. We’ll ask you about things like diet, exercise and what is happening in your life, as these may give clues to help our diagnosis.
We may feel your pulse and check your reflexes. We may also take your blood pressure and refer you for clinical tests, such as x-rays, if we think you need them.

We usually look at your posture and how you move your body. We may also assess what happens when we move it for you and see what hurts, where and when.

Using touch, we may also find the areas which are sensitive or tight and this helps us to identify what’s going on.
When we have done this, we can diagnose your condition. We may sometimes feel that osteopathy is not appropriate for you and refer you to your GP or another specialist such as an orthopaedic surgeon.

Osteopaths use a wide range of gentle manipulations, depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis.

Treatment is different for every patient but may include techniques such as different types of soft tissue massage and joint articulation to release tension, stretch muscles, help relieve pain and mobilise your joints.

Sometimes, when we move joints you may hear a ‘click’. This is just like the click people get when they crack their knuckles.

HOMEWORK
We will often give you advice on your posture and recommend appropriate exercises that will aid in your recovery.

AFTER CARE
We always try to follow up our patients to check that they have done well. It is quite common to feel a little stiff and sore after treatment, rather like after exercising for the first time. Advice will be given on what you should do if you are sore. If you feel uncomfortable post treatment and are worried call us, we will talk through your case and advise you.


OSTEOPATHY PRICES

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ADULTS


New Patient (Consultation and Treatment)

£44

Returning Patient

£39



CHILD (Under 16)


New Patient (Consultation and Treatment)

£39

Returning Patient

£34



Neil Asher Frozen Shoulder Technique


New Patient (Consultation and Treatment)

£44

Returning Patient

£39



Medical Acupuncture


New Patient (Consultation and Treatment)

£44

Returning Patient

£39

Please allow up to 60 minutes for an initial assessment (new patient) and allow up to 30 minutes for follow up treatments.

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