Osteopathy is a type of manual therapy that was founded over 100 years ago. In the 1900’s osteopathy was used to treat many ailments however now we are best known for helping people in pain. Osteopaths look at the body as a whole and believe that a problem in one area can cause compensations and problems elsewhere.
Osteopaths use a variety of different techniques to help you get better; these include soft tissue massage, joint articulation, joint manipulation, exercise prescription and pain education. Our osteopaths have also undergone additional training to improve our patients’ health and wellbeing; Charlotte is trained in P-DTR and Lee western medical acupuncture.
In the United Kingdom osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and are considered Allied Health Professionals who work alongside the NHS.
Osteopaths can help with most kinds of pain but here are problems that we commonly see: low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, trapped nerves, sports injuries, joint pain, headaches, osteoarthritis management, chronic pain syndromes.
Cranial osteopathy is a branch of osteopathy that was developed by William Sutherland and brought to the UK in the 1970’s. He applied his knowledge of osteopathy to the cranial bones and observed the subtle movement that they have, he noted that if this movement was compromised it has wide spread implications for the persons health.
Cranial osteopathy is a safe, gentle and non-invasive method that can be used on babies, children and adults. Despite the name the technique can be applied to all areas of the body; helping to relieve tension and aid the involuntary movement that Sutherland described flowing through the body.
Osteopathy for babies, children & teenagers
Gentle techniques, including cranial osteopathy, can help to release tension and relax unsettled babies and toddlers. Difficult pregnancies and births can lead to tension within muscles, bones and joints, this can lead to symptoms such as being generally unsettled, difficulty turning their head to both sides, poor sleep and digestive issues.
As children grow joint and muscle pain can sometimes develop, this along with sporting injuries can be diagnosed and treated by osteopaths. As children become teenagers these issues can continue along with the addition of increasing time spent on technology this can further affect their posture and musculoskeletal systems.
If we suspect a more serious underlying cause for any of our patients we will refer them a doctor or to the Corby urgent care centre.
Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) is a type of functional neurology that was founded by Dr Jose Palomar, this relatively new therapy has been developing over the last 10 years. P-DTR uses manual muscle testing to assess the nervous system and how it changes in split seconds with different types of stimulus. These stimuli are picked up by nerve receptors and relayed to the brain, this information is computed and then signals are sent back out to the body.
When an injury, operation or illness occurs the nerve receptors that tell our brain what has happened can be left sensitised. This sensitivity can lead to muscles in the area, or in other parts of the body, becoming either weak or hypertonic (meaning working too hard). This can lead to pain. P-DTR is able to locate these sensitised nerve receptors and treat them, therefore correcting the muscular problem and hopefully decreasing pain.
P-DTR is a fascinating method that can look magical! But it is rooted in neurology and over the coming years will receive the scientific recognition it deserves.
Working in partnership with the practitioners at our centre Shonagh will be able to guide you through your rehabilitation. Long term pain, accidents and sporting injuries inevitably lead to loss of muscle strength and joint restrictions. Once our Osteopaths, Chiropractor or Massage therapist has helped get you out of pain they might suggest that rehabilitation through exercise will further help your recovery and prevent reoccurrence.
Rehabilitation work includes exercises to strengthen muscles, stretches and mobility work to develop control and healthy range of movement. Much of this will be achieved using your own body weight as well as appropriate specialised equipment. The purpose built studio is an ideal space for rehabilitation work. You will be supported and encouraged in a peaceful and non-judgemental environment.
Chiropractic is a regulated primary healthcare profession and is one of the most popularly used forms of manual therapy. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints and muscles) as well as the effects these problems can have on the nervous system.
Chiropractors can help reduce pain as well as improve mobility and function by using a range of hands-on techniques such as gentle, safe and specific spinal manipulation, mobilisation of joints, massage and stretching, as well as offering advice on posture, exercises and lifestyle changes.
Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain they can actually treat a range of other joint and muscle problems including sports or overuse injuries.
Tori encourages you to explore the eight practises of yoga in a supportive and lighthearted atmosphere. Yoga is a breath-led, non-religious, practise that supports you – body, mind and soul. Tori makes yoga accessible and enjoyable in the peace of the Rockingham Forest Wellbeing’s studio.
Hatha Yoga is particularly powerful for those who wish to improve the health of the spine, joints and tissue to reduce pain in the body. You will improve mobility, strength and flexibility in each session. Yoga also improves mental health and mood.
Our small and supportive Yoga classes are held on Mondays at 10am and must be booked in advance.
A deep tissue massage tailored to your requirements to reduce the feelings of muscular tension and fatigue. Regular massage helps you to perform at your physical best.
Not all injuries are sports related. From frontline manual workers to office Olympians, busy lives, working conditions, work fatigue and stress can all lead to muscular pain. Massage therapy will address aches, injuries and mobility issues.
A relaxing and healing holistic treatment. Reflexology is based on the principle that ‘reflex’ points in the foot correspond to parts of the body. Potential benefits include a reduction in stress and anxiety, a boost to the immune system, and help with pain reduction.
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Pilates can help in the management of back, shoulder, hip and neck problems. I would love to see you in my Pilates classes where we always have a little giggle and lovely family atmosphere as I encourage friendships and social interactions amongst my participants.
We hold small Pilates classes, which enables you to receive fantastic monitoring and advice. Classes are held on Wednesdays at 9.30am and must be booked in advance.
Reflexology works deeply to re-balance body systems at physical, emotional, mental and physical layers, using your natural healing, bringing you back into harmony and feeling relief from physical, emotional or mental pain.
Dating back to Egyptian times, this is a natural, safe therapy – stimulating the nervous system to check whether areas of the body are in balance, using a map of the body on the feet or hands.
Benefits include: release of emotions or mental patterns, inner peace, pain relief, reduced tension, reduced stress, anxiety or depression, improved blood circulation or respiratory function, eased digestive issues, increased energy, improved lymphatic and immune activity and creation of endorphins (feel good hormones).
Reiki, combined with shamanic techniques, is an extremely powerful, healing system to support your natural healing – bringing relief and balance.
Supporting all conditions or issues including: pain, depression, anxiety and stress – as clients have found, including anxiety or pain relief after just one session.
Reiki is a traditional, Japanese healing system, channelling Universal energy to clear blocks, patterns or stagnant energy from our physical and energy bodies, returning us to our truest selves and back into balance.
Improvements can be seen including: deeper relaxation, improved sleep patterns and general health or wellbeing, improved energy levels, increased inner peace, a clearer mind, feeling more connected, reduced pain, balanced chakras and body systems.
This is a deeply relaxing, non-invasive treatment suitable for everyone.