Osteopathy

Osteopathy

We will assess range and quality of movement within the body, with the aim of identifying pain and restrictions and then applying various techniques to the soft tissue and joints that will help speed recovery and provide long term sustainable pain free results.

At Winchester Wellness we are guided by the founding principles of Osteopathy:

The body has its own medicine chest – Each one of us has the innate ability to regenerate our own injured tissues. Osteopathy aims to access this ability faster by creating balance and movement to support the healing process.

Structure / function – Our bodies are an intricate connection of levers and pulleys built around a bony framework. The components work in synchronicity with each other. However, injury in one area can effect function and efficiency in another. We aim to restore structure to damaged areas and therefore function throughout the entire body.

Fluid dynamics – The blood and fluid flow to the injured tissue is important to deliver the right nutrients and building blocks for tissues to repair, and to allow damaged tissue to be removed.

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is a complementary approach that uses very specific, skilled, light pressure to assist the natural ability of the body to release stresses and tensions throughout the body. As this is a gentle yet extremely effective approach it may be used in people of all ages, from birth to old age, and may be particularly suitable for babies.

Cranial Osteopathy may be used to alleviate:

  • Digestion issues and circulatory problems. 
  • Pain caused by poor posture, injury
  • Emotional stress from work, family or school pressures  
  • Pregnant and post-natal physical tensions and recovery
during a consultation

We will take a holistic approach to the body, assessing the tissues both visually & hands on, as well understanding restrictions through a series of active and passive movements.

Following this assessment we will agree on a treatment plan together which may include soft tissue massage techniques, articulation and high velocity thrusts.

Clients visiting our Osteopaths may benefit from treatment if suffering from a wide range of illnesses including:

We treat a broad range of individuals, including pregnant women who may benefit from the relief of:

Pricing

  • In person initial consultation £75
  • Virtual initial consultation £45
  • Follow up (up to 1 hour) £70
  • Follow up (30 mins) £45

As a registered profession all our Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and are fully insured.

Our Osteopaths have been DBS checked and are clear to work both with Adults and Children.

Acupuncture

Inserting very fine, sterile needles into predetermined locations on the body is an additional way to reduce pain and inflammation and restore balance within the body.

Derived from traditional Chinese medicine and supported by sound western medicine evidence. If you may benefit from acupuncture, we can provide leaflets with more information on benefits, side effects and how it will all work within your treatment plan.

Sometimes dry needling may be used, which focuses on the tight parts of muscles, tendons and fascia only.

Acupuncture can be used to alleviate:

  • headaches and migraines
  • back, shoulder or knee pain;
  • tennis elbow;
  • reduce pain-killing medication and, in conjunction with physio, increase function so you can get back to what you want to do.