Osteopathy is a form of hands-on treatment that aims to improve the movement and function of your body and to reduce areas of tension and pain. Approaches we use to achieve this can include massage and stretching of muscles, mobilisation or manipulation of joints and a very gentle form of treatment known as Cranial Osteopathy.
Treatment will often include lifestyle advice, exercises to stretch or strengthen areas of your body and postural or work station changes to reduce stress on your body. These suggestions will significantly help to speed your recovery and reduce further relapses.
Osteopathy is all about helping you to achieve a better state of balance within your body, so that it can function at its optimum - pain free, better mobility, more energy and a greater sense of well-being.
Osteopaths treat people of all ages, from new born babies and pregnant mothers to the elderly.
Treatments are tailored on an individual patient basis, varying the techniques used as appropriate to the patient's age, health and presenting condition.
The treatment approach used with babies and young children is mostly Cranial Osteopathy which is gentle, safe and effective and can be applied to any part of the body.
Patients seek treatment for a very wide range of conditions so please phone or email if you are not sure whether osteopathy might be right for you. Conditions we commonly see include neck, back or limb pain or stiffness, repetitive strain injuries, pain from postural changes in pregnancy, sports injuries and arthritic pain, to name a few.
I love to work with people who value their health and really enjoy mentoring people on their body's natural ability to heal and how they can harness that for themselves.
Osteopathy is not just about the bodywork done on the couch, but also about treating yourself right once you've stepped back out of the clinic door! With this in mind, I am expanding my services, under the name Find Health Freedom, to bring together my years of naturopathic and functional medicine informed advice, to help you get to the root cause of your health issues and to resolve them in the most natural ways possible.
While I am creating my new website, here is a little information on the new services I will be offering in conjunction with the hands-on part of osteopathic treatment:
Until my Find Health Freedom website is up and running, for tips, advice and inspiration on natural healthy living and to be kept up to date on my services that are available, please sign up to my newsletter.
You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram and I'd love to see you in my FREE Facebook group, the Find Health Freedom Hub for weekly health chat and challenges, nutrition tips and recipe suggestions.
If you want to speak to me directly about any of these additional services, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Or phone 07710995507
I believe that supporting people to heal their body and mind through natural methods and sustainable lifestyle changes is the route to abundant health, energy and happiness.
I want to see people avoiding and reversing chronic health problems without reliance on medicines, so avoiding all the potential side-effects and downward spiral of more and more medications.
I see this allowing people to thoroughly love and enjoy this life we get, and beyond that, other people seeing this impact and being inspired to make their own changes to boost their own health and happiness.
Juliet Hartis BSc (Hons.) Ost Med DO DPO ND
I am a registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council. I qualified in Osteopathy and Naturopathy in 2006, and in 2011 I completed a 2 year post-graduate diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy, strengthening my understanding of conditions and treatment of babies, older children, pregnant and post-partum mothers.
As well as my clinical work, I've enjoyed teaching undergraduate osteopaths at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and at Oxford Brookes University. During 2018-2020, I studied to become a Functional Medicine Health Coach and continue to study functional medicine, nutrition and exercise alongside my osteopathic Continuing Professional Development.
I now live with my daughter and our dog in Maidenhead, having grown up in Cookham Dean. In itself not a very big move, but between the two I've spent a good few years studying in London, and as a qualified ski instructor I've been fortunate enough to live, work and ski in Canada and New Zealand. Skiing's not the ideal favourite hobby for someone living in England, so a few years ago I found paddle-boarding on the Thames to be a very good substitute for getting out in nature!
On the first visit, we will go through your detailed case history including a full medical history. Please bring with you a note of any medications (or the medications themselves) either prescribed or over the counter, including any homoeopathic or herbal remedies you are using. This will aid in assessing your condition and in reaching the correct diagnosis.
Depending on the location of the problem, I will usually want to make a full examination of your spine and the region where there is pain. This may involve undressing to your underwear or you can wear shorts and a T-shirt if you prefer.
The examination will involve palpating (touching) your muscles and joints to determine how they are working. You may be asked to perform certain movements with your spine and limbs. The cause of a pain may not be in the same area where you actually feel it, therefore it will often be important to examine a wide area of the body.
You are welcome to bring a friend or relative with you into the treatment room if it makes you feel more comfortable.
An explanation of the diagnosis and proposed treatment plan will be discussed. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about anything that you do not understand about the examination process or proposed treatment. Occasionally we may feel that further investigations are required before treatment can be given.
The majority of patients experience a sense of relaxation, improved mobility and reduced pain after osteopathic treatment.
As with any form of manual therapy, it is possible to experience a short-term increase in your symptoms and aching in other areas of your body. Some patients will feel tired after a treatment, others will feel energised and how you respond to one session does not necessarily indicate how you will feel following another. It is also possible to experience digestive symptoms, headaches, fevers and cold or flu-like feelings, all as part of the healing process. With this in mind, it is important to consider how this could impact on your various appointments or activities in the first day or so after a treatment . Please let me know of any concerns you may have before starting a treatment session.
If you have any questions or concerns following treatment, or experience any of these more systemic symptoms, please don't hesitate to contact me for advice and support.
Your first visit will normally last 60-75 minutes and subsequent visits approximately 40 minutes. Please note that these appointment lengths may vary as some conditions need extra time and some require less time. I always aim to achieve the maximum benefit for your condition during each treatment session.
Weekday appointments area available between 8.30am - 5.30pm
If you have questions ahead of wanting to book in, please contact Juliet via phone or email:Phone: 07710 995 507
New and existing patients are welcome to check availability and to use the online booking form below. If you would like to be added to the priority list for earlier availability, please just add a note with your booking.
Please get in touch if you are unable to find a suitable appointment time to see if you can be accommodated.
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Adult/Child First Osteopathy Appointment (60-75 minutes) £85
Adult/Child Follow Up Osteopathy Appointment (35-45 minutes) £65
Relaxation Session (35-40 minutes light soft tissue work and craniosacral treatment for relaxation, no testing or diagnosis) £60
Payment can be made by cash or card. If your treatment is covered by insurance, you are expected to settle the bill for each visit yourself and you will be given a receipt so that you can reclaim the fee from your insurance company.
If for any reason you are not able to keep an appointment, please call as soon as possible to cancel or rearrange. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice and I am unable to fill the appointment space, there will be a fee of £30 to pay. If you fail to attend an appointment with no notice given, the full appointment fee will be charged.
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Covering Cookham, Marlow, Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Bracknell and surrounding areas
The Cookham Dean clinic is at Highfields, the second house up a gravel drive off Grubwood Lane.Highfields, Grubwood Lane, Cookham Dean, Berks, SL6 9UD
Phone: 07710 995 507
Free parking is available on site