What is osteopathy
The idea of osteopathy is to holistically restore structure and function to the body. This means to look at the body as a whole and find the reasons WHY something is hurting, with the idea that everything is connected and can effect elsewhere in the body.
This can range from tight muscles, locked up joints, poor range of movement, strength or posture; to outside factors such as incorrect nutrition, stress, exercise.
We work with the whole body – not just neck and back pain. But knees, feet, wrists, headaches and jaw pain and even things like sinus and breathing problems.
Techniques during an osteopathy session can include soft and deep tissue work, manipulation, stretching, fascial release and of course – active work from yourself.
Osteopathy is helpful for almost everyone from; sportspeople, expectant mothers, the elderly, children and babies, people suffering chronic or acute pain, or just your everyday work-related problems!
What to expect from your treatment
Your initial treatment will be a longer session – it is a really good chance for us to learn about your body and lifestyle. You’ll be asked question through a case history about your pain and your medical history. We will then have examine how your body feels and moves and hopefully at that point be able to tell you a little more about what’s happening within your body.
We will then treat different areas and explain why we are doing this. You will likely be given some things to do at home and plan for the future.
We try to explain things thoroughly through your treatment, but we always welcome questions if you aren’t sure at any point.
Osteopaths have 4 years of extensive training and a sound medical knowledge – if we feel something is not right we may suggest speaking to your GP. We never XRAY as routine but only if needed and never suggest paying upfront for a set of sessions – as the hope is we will get you better quickly.
Some people choose to come in every few weeks or months – but this is never pushed upon you, it is only if you feel it helps make you feel better.
We aim for this to be a positive experience that you enjoy!
"Friendly and professional and most of all...effective! I had a really comprehensive assessment with Francesca who helped with a range of postpartum pelvis and back issues. I was given a variety of different exercises to do at home and after just a couple of weeks I've noticed a huge improvement. Thanks Francesca and Anna."
Lucy I, Woking
"I was seen by Anna initially because I had hurt my neck so badly that I was unable to pick up my baby from the floor. In tears on the phone she managed to get me an appointment that day, and she worked her magic, I could move my neck on the way out and the next day the pain had gone. Since then I have seen her regularly (my choice) as she is so fantastic. Very professional, gentle and lovely. Thank you so much!"
Daisy D, Weybridge
"I have been seeing Francesca for a few years now, initially for severe back pain which she was able to identify the source of and alleviate really quickly. Now I see her on a fairly regular basis (my choice), so that she can make sure problems aren't reoccurring and also deal with any new aches and pains I inevitably pick up along the way. I feel she has an intuitive instinct backed by her advanced qualifications and regularly recommend her to others."
Anna E, Woodham
"Anna is a delightful and competent professional who gives first rate, comprehensive treatment at every visit. I went in as a “wonky donkey” and walked out feeling six foot tall with a normal gait in my first visit! I have given her practice details out to many of my friends. Also, her new treatment rooms are a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle - an excellent place for monthly maintenance."
Julia W, Pyrford
"Anna has been brilliant, not only helping me getting rid of my neck pain, but also teaching me how to keep my body strong and healthy. Very professional, yet friendly, and explains everything she does. Would highly recommend."
"Despite a busy practice, Anna rescued me when I was in agony and unable to move, let alone get out of bed. She quickly got me up on my feet and gave me exercises to keep me mobile until the next visit. I cannot fault her. She’s not just a fantastic practitioner but a lovely person as well. She always puts others before herself. In fact she's so highly respected that she doesn't need to scrape around for work and genuinely only treats you when you need it. She is a most professional person and comes very highly recommend from me."
Valarie R, Pyrford