At present we have four osteopaths working at the clinic, Verity Booth, Kate Blanch, Maria Gillam and Ross Mcallister. All are registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Osteopathy is a recognised and effective system of diagnosis and manual treatment for the structural and mechanical problems that can affect the body from time to time. Accidents, stress, heavy lifting or other heavy work, bending awkwardly or simply sitting, driving or using a computer for long periods can cause these often debilitating problems. Osteopathy is one of the most widely used of the alternative or complementary therapies and has been self regulating by statute since the Osteopathy Act was passed by parliament in 1993. As such its standing under the law which is the same as doctors or dentists. Osteopathy was developed by an American doctor, Andrew Taylor Still, in 1874 and was fully recognised in the USA in 1949.Most patients here at Norfolk Clinic in Norwich consult osteopaths for joint or spinal pain but it can also help with sciatica, head pain and many type of muscular pain. Using the many and varied manual techniques, which are often very gentle and also can include spinal manipulation, patients of all ages can benefit from osteopathic treatment.
Norfolk Clinic offer osteopathic treatment for the following problems:
What can osteopathy help with?
There could be a number of reasons to consult an osteopath, this includes relieving pain to help return back to their normal daily activities after an injury, or because they’re worried about their health. Osteopaths ar primary healthcare professionals and they advise on a range of health concerns, this includes referral to other health professionals if required.
Do osteopathic treatments hurt?
An osteopathic treatment is gentle, but by manipulation, massaging or stretching an injured area, this can be uncomfortable. Your practitioner will explain what you are likely to feel and that you can tell them to stop if the treatment is causing you too much discomfort.
What will my first osteopathic session involve?
Your first visit will start with a consultation which will allow your practitioner to understand you and your medical history, as well as your lifestyle behaviours which could affect any treatments and conditions. Your first session with an osteopathy will usually last around 30 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
Everyone is different and the amount of sessions you need will depend, we will use our skills and experience to give you an estimate after your consultation and posture analysis. The number of treatments will also include how you originally injured yourself and any other factors that you’ve mentioned. It tends to be easier to assess the number of treatments required after a couple sessions.
AMAZING! Verity Booth is an amazing osteopath! By simply looking at me she could see where the problem was! She has helped me to overcome a back complaint over the past few months. Verity helped me come off all the strong pain medication I had been put on and I have been able to return to driving, walking, exercising and living life to the full. Aside from her gentle osteopathy Verity is very calming and listened to all my woes carefully and helped me regain confidence in my body again. I have every faith that should it flare up again that she will be able to help me. I would strongly recommend her services to any of my friends and family.