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.
Juliet Hartis BSc (Hons.) Ost Med DO DPO ND
I love to work with people who value their health and really enjoy educating people on their body’s natural ability to heal and how they can harness that for themselves. Osteopathic treatment 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!
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, evening and Saturday appointments are available.
New patients are encouraged to contact Juliet via phone or email:Phone: 07710 995 507
Existing patients are welcome to use the booking form below.
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) £80
Adult/Child Follow Up Osteopathy Appointment (35-45 minutes) £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