Osteopathy is based on the principle that the health and well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and tendons functioning smoothly together.

Osteopaths use hands on physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.

Your Osteopath will also be able to advise on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

Frequently asked questions

Here are just a few of the conditions that may benefit from Osteopathic treatment

  • Neck or back pain
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Sporting injuries

These are just a few of the common ailments that we see in the clinic. If you have a problem please do call for advice as to whether Osteopathy would be beneficial to you.

Yes, most definitely. Just let your Osteopath know (if it is not obvious yet!) at the beginning of your consultation.
Pregnancy can bring on all sorts of aches and pains in itself which is quite normal, but you do not have to put up with it!

Absolutely – My youngest patient to date was just 24 hours old referred directly from the hospital by the Obstetrician!

Babies and children are generally treated with Cranial Osteopathy. This is a very gentle treatment working with the bones that form the skull and the sacrum which is the bone at the base of the spine. It does not cause any discomfort and usually babies enjoy the attention!

I often see babies & toddlers for a broad range of problems. Here are some of the most common:

colic, glue ear, neck restrictions (only turning head to one side), gut problems to name but a few.

I quite often see babies following intervention at birth egvonteuse or forceps delivery.

If you have any questions regarding Cranial Osteopathy and whether it would be suitable for your child, please do call for further information. I am only too happy to help.

Osteopathic Fees

If you are unsure whether Osteopathic treatment is right for you or your injury then please do call for a no obligation short telephone consultation on 07730 528 182.

The prices for Osteopathic appointments are as follows:

Adult Initial Consultation (60 mins):      £60

Adult Follow up Consultation (30 mins): £45

Child (under 16yrs) Initial Consultation (60 mins): £54

Child Follow up appointment (30 mins): £36

If you are a student with a student ID card the fees would be the same as childs price. (Please bring your ID with you – thank you)

There is no extra charge for kinesio taping if you already have an appointment.

If you need to cancel your appointment, please allow 24 hours notice to avoid a cancellation fee ~ Thank you.

For New Forest Clients

Osteopathic treatment (including Cranial Osteopathy) is now available on

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoon in Boldre, Lymington

Please e-mail inbox@essentiallyhealth.com or telephone 07730 528 182 to make an appointment or if you have an enquiry.