Osteopathy is described as "a healthcare profession that utilses a patient focused, physical approach to restoring, maintaining and promoting physical and psychosocial well being". I believe that osteopathy and naturopathy are key elements of any comprehensive and holistic health program. Osteopaths aim to diagnose, treat, prevent and rehabilitate musculo-skeletal disorders. Various techniques are incorporated in each treatment which is tailored for your individual needs. Diet, lifestyle and exercise advice are also provided as necessary. Cranial osteopathy is a specialised form of osteopathy. Chiropractic and Physiotherapist practitioners have a different philosophy to osteopaths.
All osteopaths must undergo rigorous training at a recognised university and must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). This is to ensure that each member on the register meets the professional and ethical standards laid down by the council. Continuous professional development must be completed annually to maintain and develop new skills. For further details about GOsC, go to www.osteopathy.org.uk.
"To provide you with an understanding of your symptoms/condition and provide the building blocks to prepare you to manage your pain so that you can achieve your goals"
Olivia has a wealth of experience in osteopathy and incorporates Western Medical Acupuncture and Pilates to provide a bespoke treatment for your specific needs.
Osteopaths are trained healthcare professionals providing medical and healthcare benefits. 'Osteopathy is a 'Lifestyle medicine', a more accessible medical profession that's personal to you. Osteopaths take time to trace the causes of your discomfort. They provide you with knowledge and compassionate hands-on care that will help you feel better and then stay that way for longer. As osteopaths, we believe that everyone can benefit from a tailored, whole person approach to health. Our mission, as Allied Healthcare Professionals, who take time to understand your individual history, circumstances and unique physiology, is to provide you with a personalised health improvement plan'
So when life isn't going so smoothly and you need support and guidance, from the beginning of your existence, right up to the advanced years, there is a course of treatment to suit you.
Having studied for four years, I gained a degree in osteopathy and a diploma in naturopathy, from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 2004. Previous to this, I have worked as a massage therapist, reflexologist and aromatherapist. I have continued to maintain continuous professional development in all of these areas. I have particular interest in cranial osteopathy (of babies, toddlers, teenagers and adults) and sports rehabilitation.
I have gained much of my knowledge in sports rehabilitation whilst working in a multi-disciplinary clinic for over nine years. Being a runner myself, I have a keen interest in treating running injuries and assisting rehabilitation back to this discipline.
In all treatments, I aim to provide rapid symptom relief, avoid recurrence, and promote return to normal activities as soon as possible.
I have experience treating all ages from new born babies and toddlers with cranial osteopathy, teenagers, and all ages of adulthood. A combination of techniques are often applied depending on the presenting symptoms.
In the coming years, I aim to continue to further my studies in cranial osteopathy.
Your health is your responsibility and you have choices on many aspects of your well-being. A wellness plan that's easy to understand and follow is key to good health all through your life.
Make osteopathy a cornerstone of that plan, and you're well on your way to living a life that's active and free from pain. Olivia at FORM Osteopathic Clinic offers a competent combination of skills to guide you on this plan.