What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a therapy that uses manual methods to identify and to treat areas where the body is not moving properly and which are causing pain, discomfort and other difficulties. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues all functioning correctly together. Any loss of mobility can cause an imbalance in the patient’s state of health; this can affect not only joints but also nerves, ligaments and internal organs, at the site of the problem and also in other areas in the body.
Our senior osteopath, Jerry Draper-Rodi, worked in France for 5 years after qualifying and since then for 8 years locally. During this latter period he continued to train and has qualified as a Doctor of Osteopathy. He also teaches at University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy). He has also published articles in scientific journals. He believes an important part of getting better is your own understanding of symptoms, how treatments may help and how to make the effects last. His speciality areas are:
- Relief of musculoskeletal pain
- Care of pregnant women and infants
- Treatment of sports injuries
Jerry’s colleague Patricia Sadler also works in the practice.
Appointments can be made online here: https://my.setmore.com/shortBookingPage/2efc13e8-05af-4e71-918d-5bf955f4b321
Alternatively, please phone: 01235 533487.