Osteopathy

WHAT IS IT?

Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.

HOW CAN IT HELP ME?

Most people who see an osteopath do so for help with back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain or other problems related to muscles and joints. Osteopathy may also be able to treat a wide range of health conditions, including asthma, digestive problems and period pain.

WHERE AND WHEN?

Osteopathy is available at the Phoenix Surgery …

WHO?

Rupert Hanbury graduated from the British School of Osteopathy after completing his degree in biochemistry in 1988. He joined the Ashcroft Practice in 1996 and uses the “classical” osteopathic approach involving comprehensive analysis of problems such as pain and stiffness. Cranial osteopathy techniques also form an essential part of his treatment: the best combination of technique is chosen for the particular patient.

Rupert’s holistic approach often includes advice about work strain, exercise and exercises, and he maintains good links with local doctors and other specialists. Rupert has a special interest in rehabilitation after injury and coordinating treatment for longer term problems.