Cranial / Structural Osteopathy

cranial structural osteopathy cheltenhamOsteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and manual treatment which is recognised by the British Medical Association. In 1993 it became the first complementary health care profession to be given statutory recognition, so giving patients the same safeguards they have when they consult a doctor or dentist.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is an established form of manual medicine involving examinations, diagnosis and treatment.

It considers the importance of the musculoskeletal system to overall health.
It takes into account the patient’s history and lifestyle.
Treatment is gentle, safe and non invasive.
The aim of treatment is to alleviate pain and distress, to restore normal function and to prevent recurrence.

Typically, we would expect to see considerable improvement within two to six treatments, although sometimes a single treatment is sufficient. However, your treatment plan is unique to you, and symptom resolution will depend on the nature of your condition and how you respond to treatment.

Your first consultation will last one hour. A case history will be taken. This is followed by postural and mobility assessments. Then your condition and the best approach to its treatment will be explained. Treatment is started in your first consultation. Subsequent consultations last forty minutes.

Stretches, postural exercise and advice on work positions are usually given during treatment. When appropriate, diagnostic tests such as x-rays and scans can be arranged for you during a course of treatment.

You are welcome to bring along another person to accompany you during treatment. During assessment and treatment you can either change down to underwear or alternatively bring along a pair of shorts and a vest top.

Treatment

The osteopath focuses on the way the body inter-relates with its parts: bones, muscles, nerves and organs. They diagnose and treat faults, enabling the body to restore to normal function. Treatment may include manipulation, soft tissue work, massage or gentle cranial sacral techniques.

Cranial Osteopathy

The cranial approach is increasingly being considered as a treatment of choice for people of all ages. Babies and young children can suffer from complaints attributed to mechanical strains acquired before or during birth. These earlier strains may manifest themselves in later life. This is a gentle and suitable method of treatment that can also be used with the frail and elderly.

We offer all NHS staff a £5 discount on our fees for all osteopathic treatments, when a valid NHS identity card is presented.  To find NHS Deals click here

All of our osteopaths offer a free 20 minute spinal or baby check.
Practitioners

Lucy Carden BSc (Hons) OST 


  • About Lucy
  • Working Days
  • Testimonials
  • Fees
  • lucy carden chhc cheltenham cranial osteopatcLucy Carden is a Registered Osteopath and Cranial Osteopath. She graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2006 with a 2:1 degree in Osteopathy. She is a member of the British Osteopath Association and registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

 She has a particular interest in women health; relating to pelvic pain, painful periods, pregnancy, post-partum, stress incontinence, menopause and the ageing body.

 Visit Lucy’s website:
 http://www.minchosteo.co.uk for more information.

     

  • Working Days: Lucy works every Wednesday, Thursday and alternate Saturdays.
  • Testimonials

    “At the end of my pregnancy I was in so much pain and could hardly walk. The doctors told me it was just because I was pregnant and said all I could do was take painkillers and put up with it. After three sessions with Lucy not only had the pain gone but I could walk freely and I actually enjoyed the end of my pregnancy – bliss! Lucy certainly has magic hands.” Emma – 30

    “When my son was born I struggled to feed him due to the colic, every feed time was a challenge. He was very unhappy and I thought he would never smile! After a few sessions with Lucy I noticed a huge difference and at the end I had a happy, very smiley baby who was easy to feed. It was like I had a brand new baby. Lucy helped me enjoy the early baby days again, which was priceless! I can’t thank Lucy enough for all she did with Max.” Max – 6 weeks


  • Cranial / Structural Osteopathy   
    First Consultation:Adult £55 (60 mins.)
    Child £40(30-60 mins.)
    Further Consultations: Adult £45(40 mins)
    Child £35(40 mins)

Stuart Wilson BSc (Hons) Ost

  • About Stuart
  • Working Days
  • Testimonials
  • Fees
  • Bookings
  • Stuart Wilson-CHHC-Cheltenham-OsteopathyStuart graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2006 and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. He has experience in using a large variety of osteopathic techniques to treat a range of conditions in patients of all ages. Since becoming a father in 2010 Stuart has had a great deal of success and enjoyment in treating babies suffering from many complaints. He has since become a member of the Sutherland Cranial College and is participating in their postgraduate programme to further refine his skills in the cranial and visceral field to aid both children and adults. For more information, please visit Stuart’s website: www.wilsonosteopath.co.uk.

     

  • Working Days: Monday afternoon/evening, Thursday, alternate Saturday

  • Testimonials

    “Over the past two years, Mr Stuart Wilson has treated my husband and I for various problems. We had heard from friends that osteopathy was also effective on babies but we had not realised how great it was. We had planned to visit Stuart once I had given birth but as it was a traumatic labour, this prompted us to get in touch much sooner and our little one had her first session on day 5. Straight away, we saw results. Our baby had problems latching on to the breast but within hours of being treated, this was no longer an issue. We have been back three times for colon and wind worries and a day or two later, our baby is much happier. Stuart has worked wonders with her and we would recommend him without any hesitation.” Anna


  • Cranial / Structural Osteopathy   
    First Consultation:Adult £55 (60 mins.)
    Child £40(30-60 mins.)
    Further Consultations: Adult £45(40 mins)
    Child £35(40 mins)