Osteopathy

Registered Osteopath in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham

About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is one of the 14 allied health professions. Osteopathy is beneficial for the examination, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions, including those that effect the muscles, spine, joints, nerves and other systems of the body. Osteopaths take a holistic approach to a persons health, which enables them to understand the root cause of pain, injury or illness. Osteopathic treatment includes massage, mobilisation and often includes advice on exercise, lifestyle and nutrition.

  • Osteopaths are regulated allied health professionals 

  • Treatment for muscle, spine, joint and nerve complaints

Osteopathic Techniques

Osteopathy In Birmingham By Mark Hutton

Soft Tissue Manipulation

Osteopathic soft tissue manipulation is used to massage, manipulate and mobilise the bodies soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, nerves and fascia. Osteopathic muscle manipulation is similar to massage, just more focused to specific areas of the body to reduce pain and restore movement and function.

Osteopathic Joint Examination By Mark Hutton

Joint Mobilisation

Joint mobilisation is used to restore the natural movement of joints, including the spine and other joints of the body. When joint mobility is restricted, it can lead to symptoms including pain, stiffness and headaches. Joint mobilisation is a safe, natural, pain free treatment method that is helpful for low back and neck pain.

Osteopathic Rehabilitation For Knee Pain

Exercise Therapy

Exercise therapy involves the use of movements, positions and postures to improve function and reduce pain. Exercise therapy can include general exercise such as walking and stretching, or more specific techniques, such as weights, bands or machines. Exercise therapy helps you feel better, and stay better beyond treatment.

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Nutrition Advice

As part of our osteopathic management of patients, we help you with simple, effective nutrition advise. The food you eat can significantly effect the way your muscles and joints feel, and by eating a few healthy foods, and avoiding a few bad ones, you can make a huge difference to you health.

How Can Osteopathy Help You?

Osteopathic Treatment

Osteopaths takes a hands on approach to treatment, including massage to effected muscles, mobilisation of restricted joints and advice on exercise rehabilitation and nutrition. Osteopaths believe where the pain is, the problem is not, so treatment is often distant from the site of symptoms. Osteopaths believe in treating the whole person, and therefore, the effects from osteopathic treatment can be far reaching. Osteopathic treatment aims to influence a persons biological health (body), psychological health (mind),  and sociological health (spirit).

  • Osteopaths believe where the pain is, the problem is not

  • Treatment includes massage, manipulation and exercise advice

Book An Appointment

Book your osteopathy or massage therapy appointment using our booking system. Alternatively, talk to our practitioners on 0121 747 2802

Osteopathy FAQ’s

The osteopathic approach to a persons health is very unique. However, with that uniqueness, there’s curiosity and questions about osteopathy and the role of the osteopath. Below we’ve answered the most frequently asked questions, we hope you find it helpful. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners. They examine, diagnose and treat a range of health complaints, particularly those that affect the muscles, nerves, spine and other joints of the body. Osteopaths complete between 4 and 5 years at university, including at least 1000 hours of clinical training. In order to use the title osteopath, practitioners must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council; the statutory regulator for osteopaths in the UK. Osteopaths are required to provide a high standard of care to their patients, outlined in the osteopathic practice standards.

Both osteopaths and chiropractors are highly skilled practitioners. Osteopaths use a variety of techniques, described as osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). OMT techniques include massage, manipulation, mobilisation and muscle energy techniques. Osteopaths also give advise on exercise and nutrition. Chiropractors focus primarily on manipulation of the spine, using techniques that sometimes result in a clicking sound. They also advise on exercise and nutrition. There is a significant difference in the duration of osteopathy and chiropractic appointments. Standard osteopathy appointments are typically 30-40 minutes, whilst standard chiropractic appointments are typically 15 minutes.

Osteopathy forms part of the Allied Health Professions; the third largest clinical workforce in the NHS. However, osteopathy is only available on the NHS in certain parts of the country. In Birmingham and Solihull, people seeking osteopathic treatment must pay for their treatment privately, or via a health insurance policy.

Osteopathy is a safe form of treatment, although some people may experience mild soreness that lasts for 1 or 2 days. This is a normal response to treatment and should resolve on its own naturally. Osteopathic treatment is rarely associated with serious side effects. However, a small number of people are not suitable for manipulative techniques to the neck, due to potential complications affecting local blood vessels. Your osteopath must inform you of the benefits and potential risks associated with treatment. This is in order to gain your consent to treatment. Your osteopath should also advise of alternative techniques, and provide an opportunity not to receive treatment should you feel uncomfortable.

Most people pay for their osteopathic treatment privately, or via a health insurance provider, such as BHSF, Simply Health, Axa or Buba.

Treatment Fees

  • Initial Consultation, Examination & Treatment – £60 (60 Minutes)
  • Standard Appointments – £40 (40 Minutes)

The total number of treatment sessions you’re likely to need will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation. For further information, please contact us or visit our page about treatment fees.

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Our Osteopathy Reviews

Read reviews from people who are really happy with the osteopathy treatment they have received.

“Mark helped me overcome low back pain, and helped me undertake exercise with confidence and a sense of clarity over my rehabilitation”

Mark Davis

“Mark helped me so much with osteopathy and massage techniques to my neck, after an injury whilst lifting weights in the gym”

Emma Thorpe

“Mark has helped me many times with osteopathy and exercise. I’m so glad I found an honest reliable person to help me”

Leanne Edwards