Osteopaths help patients to recover from painful conditions like back pain, neck pain, and headaches with a combination of hands on treatments and self-care advice.
At Core Clinics, our osteopaths specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain including back pain, headaches and migraines.
Osteopaths work by detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging patients’ 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.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an evidence-based regulated primary healthcare profession
Osteopathy is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pain and disorders, primarily associated with the musculoskeletal system – including joints, muscles and other tissues. Osteopathy also helps improve the function of the nervous system to which can be beneficial for general health.
Osteopaths are highly-trained regulated healthcare professionals and have particular expertise in the treatment of conditions including back pain, knee pain, hip pain, joint pain and headaches of muscular origin.
At Core Clinics, our osteopaths specialise in the treatment of chronic (long term or recurring) conditions including lower back pain (including patients with disc hernias/disc degeneration), chronic headaches and migraines., and optimising their sporting performance.
How we can help you
Our team will be in touch as soon as possible to offer advice about the best approach for your problem, or to answer your questions.
Comprehensive consultation, examination and health history
Treatment plans and therapies
A clear diagnosis with recommendations for self-management and treatment protocols
Tailored to your needs
We work in partnership with our patients to deliver consistent results, with regular reviews and follow ups
What does an osteopath do?
Osteopaths assess, diagnose, and treat physical pain and problems with a musculoskeletal origin or component.
Prior to recommending any treatment programme, your osteopath will always complete a comprehensive consultation and assessment covering your health status and history, current and past symptoms and issues, your health concerns and priorities, and thorough physical, functional and neurological tests. Our osteopaths take a holistic whole-body / whole-person approach, taking into account the overall function of your neuromusculoskeletal system as well as your nutrition, mental health and wellbeing, any underlying medical conditions, and your lifestyle.
Based on the results of your consultation and assessment your osteopath will give you a detailed account of their findings, and diagnostic information that explains not only what your condition or issues are but also why you are experiencing these problems. They will then go on to explain what your treatment options are and the likely outcomes, benefits, and any potential risks or side-effects that might be associated with your different treatment options. Our osteopaths also advise their patients on self-care options including exercise and recommend care bespoke care packages tailored to each patients’ individual needs involving practitioners within Core Clinics or externally where appropriate.
Osteopaths are experts in the musculoskeletal system and how it interacts with other systems of the body.
Osteopathy can be successfully used to treat specific conditions, but by nature osteopathy is a whole-body approach to restoring health. Sometimes pain or other symptoms are caused by a combination of issues around the body. At Core Clinics our osteopath specialises in treating patients suffering with headaches, gastrointestinal symptoms, menstrual discomfort, and people with hypermobility.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our health and wellness centre is a holistic clinic where clinicians and therapists with different skillsets work together to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. Medical clinics typically focus more on conditions and symptoms, which might be treated with pharmaceuticals or surgical interventions. Alternative and complimentary health clinics typically take a holistic approach to client care, seeking to address underlying causes of symptoms such as stress, poor nutrition, or psychological issues. There is typically more evidence for medical interventions than for complementary healthcare – but that doesn’t mean that complementary treatments can’t be effective – it can just mean that nobody has funded research. In our clinic we seek to combine the best of care for which there is high quality evidence, delivered by regulated healthcare professionals, with complementary healthcare modalities, which support patients’ overall wellbeing.
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Core Clinics offer a unique, integrative approach to health and wellbeing and sports performance.
We leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of your health issues and answer all your questions.
Treatment plans and therapies
We’ll give you a very clear diagnosis and prognosis so that you know exactly where you stand and what you can expect from working with us.
Tailored to your needs
We’ll explain in detail our recommended treatment approach and give you lots of advice for self-care. If we feel you’d be better served with another clinical professional, we’ll let you know and arrange a referral.
Let us know how we can help
Our clinicians will be in touch soon with a personalised approach to your problem