Osteopathy is the diagnosis, treatment and management of musculo-skeletal conditions affecting the body.
Who Has Osteopathic Treatment?
The focus of the Practice is to provide a highly professional and skilled service for patients requiring relief from pain. This includes osteopathic treatment to prevent a recurrence of symptoms once restoration of mechanical balance and function has been achieved.
People of all ages from children to the elderly may benefit from gentle, yet effective osteopathic treatment for their symptoms.
This includes people who are desk-bound working with computers in a wide range of professions such as Law and the Media industry through to the very physically active who may have strained themselves.
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) regulates osteopathic practice in the United Kingdom, and is the Statutory Body for Osteopathy in the UK. As such, all Osteopaths are required by law to be registered with the GOsC, in order to practice in the UK.
Ian Schofield is fully registered with the GOsC.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Your consultation consists of taking a case hIstory, including discussing your current symptoms, general health and past medical history.
After an examination of the spine and appropriate peripheral joints, the most likely diagnosis is considered and, in discussion with you, the preferred most appropriate choice of treatment is undertaken using techniques of gentle soft tissue manipulation and joint movement. The aim of treatment is to improve tissue and joint function, restore the ability of the body to heal and remove pain as soon as possible.
Your care is of prime importance:
In managing your condition we aim to relieve pain and provide a strategy to prevent reoccurrence. It is helpful if the patient wears appropriate underwear so that the examination and treatment are as comfortable as possible. Blankets are provided for your comfort and dignity.
Osteopathy for Babies and Children
Should you require advice about whether osteopathy is appropriate for your child, please do not hesitate to call the practice, where Mr. Schofield will be happy to discuss your enquiry:
- Phone: 0207 2409099 or 07778 63 63 63
- or use the contact form on this site