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An osteopathy clinic for all kinds of remedial treatments near Bognor Regis. Get in touch with Elaine Sturgess Holistic Osteopathy today.

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a diagnostic and therapeutic approach aimed at alleviating pain and promoting equilibrium in the body’s structural issues, thereby enhancing its overall function. This gentle treatment method can effectively address a wide range of discomforts, aches, and strains in individuals of all age groups. Osteopathy is founded on the principle that the body possesses self-regulatory abilities and, under normal circumstances, maintains balance and facilitates its own healing process. However, during times of stress and trauma, this inherent self-healing mechanism may become disrupted. In such cases, the osteopath collaborates with the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, to facilitate proper circulation and nerve supply. This collaborative effort aids the body in restoring its own health and well-being.

On your first visit

A thorough review of your medical history will be conducted, followed by a physical examination to assess the mobility of your spine. Additional tests, including X-rays, may be recommended to provide further clarity in diagnosing your condition. This musculoskeletal assessment, in combination with other factors such as your lifestyle and accident history, will be considered to determine a diagnosis. If osteopathy falls within the appropriate scope of treatment, a discussion regarding a treatment strategy will take place, followed by the initiation of treatment. If osteopathy is not deemed suitable for your specific case, a referral to another healthcare provider will be made. The treatment itself is typically gentle and non-traumatic. You will receive guidance on preventive measures to minimize the likelihood of recurring problems, such as improving posture, adopting proper lifting techniques, and performing corrective exercises. If needed, certificates for statutory sick pay can be issued, and upon request, medical reports can be prepared.

Statutory recognition

Osteopathy was the first complementary therapy to undergo statutory regulation by the Government in 1993 and it now has primary care status. This guarantees the highest standards of training, care and professionalism. All members adhere to a strict code of ethics and conduct. Osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council. Only those registered with
them are legally entitled to use the name Osteopath. Osteopathy is recognised by the medical profession and can be given independently or with the advice of your doctor. It is not necessary to see your GP before consulting an osteopath, and most people see an Osteopath privately.

If you are looking for an experienced osteopath in Aldingbourne, call Elaine Sturgess Holistic Osteopathy on
01243 545 200