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Osteopath in Nottingham

Osteopathy is a holistic healthcare approach that focuses on the musculoskeletal system to enhance general health. It highlights the connection between the body, mind, and spirit and the body's capacity for self-healing. Founded in the late 19th century, it has developed into a distinctive form of complementary therapy that uses physical techniques, lifestyle counselling, and patient education to address a variety of health concerns and enhance the body's natural healing abilities. 

What are the Benefits of Osteopathy?

Osteopathy offers a holistic approach to health, focusing on the body's natural ability to heal and maintain balance. By addressing musculoskeletal issues and promoting natural healing processes, it alleviates pain, enhances mobility, and improves overall well-being. Osteopathic treatment also emphasises non-invasive techniques, supporting body alignment and posture while providing a holistic approach for the mind, body, and spirit. This patient-centred care not only targets specific symptoms but also aims to improve the body's natural functions, contributing to a sense of vitality and well-being.

What Conditions Does Osteopathy Treat

The majority of individuals who seek osteopathic care do so to address conditions impacting the muscles, bones, and joints, such as:

  • Lower back pain

  • Neck: To address neck pain and tension headaches.

  • Shoulders: For frozen shoulder syndrome and other shoulder pains.

  • Elbows: Including tennis elbow and other forms of tendonitis.

  • Joints: Addressing pain in various joints, including those affected by arthritis.

  • Pelvis, hips and legs

  • Muscle: And joint discomfort related to driving, work, or pregnancy


If you are pregnant, ensure you consult a GP or midwife regarding your symptoms before seeking treatment from an osteopath. Additionally, choose an osteopath who specialises in addressing muscle or joint pain during pregnancy.

Acupuncture FAQs

Is Osteopathy Right For Me? Yes, if you have a sprain, strain, joint or musculoskeletal pain then we can help. Osteopathy is a specialist musculoskeletal service which has a wide scope of practice. If you have an ache or pain regardless of whether you have sustained a traumatic incident or it has just crept up on you we can help. The first step is down to you. We can all be guilty of delay, denial and deceiving ourselves that it will be better tomorrow. However, if you have been experiencing problems that fail to improve for more than a few days it is better to catch it early rather than later. Chronic conditions often entail more injury complications and treatment. Catch it early and we can avoid both.

Do I need an Initial Assessment? Yes. All patients are required to have an initial assessment. Your first appointment is geared towards a detailed investigation of your complaint. Without this information there is a real risk of wasting time and effort and potentially prolonging your recovery. We use definitions such as ‘Subjective’ and ‘Objective’ findings.This allows us to correlate your ‘Subjective Complaint information with the clinical ‘Objective’ presentation. This helps us to identify and, if you like, diagnose what’s going on. This establishes what has to be done in follow-up treatments.

How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need? We all heal at different rates. If we are to go by NHS ( NICE guidelines) of course we can give you an average estimate. However, the level and severity of injury, your age and associated physical and non-physical health all play a part in your recovery. It is important to us that we are professional and do our best to be effective and efficient. At the end of the day we want you to be satisfied. You are, after all, our best form of recommendations!

Does PhysioDirect accept insurance and Occupational Referrals? We are registered with all primary care physiotherapy reimbursement insurers such as BUPA, Axa PPP and we welcome direct Occupational Employer referrals.

Can I Combine Osteopathy With Other Forms of Treatment? Osteopathy can complement other healthcare approaches, such as physiotherapy, chiropractic care, and traditional medical treatments. It's important to inform your therapist about any concurrent treatments or medications.


What our clients say

"As a builder for more than 60 years and suffered more than my fair share of back problems. When you are struggling to get out of bed and you have to rely on your wife to put your socks on you know you're  in trouble! Tim was able to tell me what the problem was but also predicted how I would respond almost day-to-day through treatment. He didn’t pull any punches. He said it like it was. I will remember just how professional, kind and considerate his approach was. This helped me through one of the most painful experiences of my life. I couldn't have managed this on my own!"



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