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What might osteopathic treatment be useful for?
Osteopathy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, some of which include:

  • Minor disc strains.
  • Mild degenerative disc changes.
  • Neck pain and headaches.
  • Lower back pain.
  • Trapped nerves, for example sciatica.
  • Whiplash.
  • Work related injuries including RSI.
  • Arthritic pain and stiffness in both spinal and peripheral joints such as the hip or knee.
  • Musculo-skeletal pain both during and post pregnancy.
  • Sports injuries.

What issues can cranial osteopathy help babies and children with?
Cranial osteopathy can help babies and older children with:

  • Difficult or assisted births, for example forceps or vonteuse deliveries.
  • Sickness, colic or wind.
  • Feeding difficulties.
  • Crying, screaming or irritability.
  • Sleep disturbance.
  • Low immunity.
  • Recurrent ear infections.
  • Sinus or dental problems.
  • Headaches and growing pains.
  • Behavioural problems, learning difficulties and special needs.

What can applied kinesiology be useful in treating?
Applied kinesiology can be useful in treating a range of both structural and metabolic conditions.

Does an Osteopath undergo training?
Osteopaths undergo an extensive training process usually comprising 4-5 years.

Does an Applied Kinesiologist undergo training?
Applied Kinesiology is open to those who have completed a 3000 hour full time undergraduate education in a medically oriented degree such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, or physiotherapy. At the end of the course, there is a test of Clinical Competence.

Is osteopathy regulated?
Yes-osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council-a governing body who administers clinical and ethical guidelines.

Is Applied Kinesiology regulated? 
Applied Kinesiologists will have membership of ICAK-UK provided they also have membership of a regulatory body of a healthcare profession approved by ICAK-UK.

Do I need a GP referral to visit the clinic?
There is no need for a GP referral in order to visit the clinic. Once a case history and examination has been carried out, it may be necessary to refer you to your GP for further tests or evaluation before a diagnosis can be made and any treatment is undertaken, should this be the case, it will be discussed with you. Please note that in the vast majority of instances, treatment is carried out without a referral for any further investigations etc from the GP.

Will my health insurance cover osteopathy?
Osteopathy is covered by most major insurance companies, including AXA PPP and BUPA. Please check your policy documents as a GP referral or an excess payment may be required.

Will my health insurance cover applied kinesiology?
Please check with your insurance company as not all of them will cover applied kinesiology.

What will happen on my first visit?
On your first visit, a detailed case history will be taken and as with your GP, all information you disclose is dealt with in the strictest of confidence. An examination will then be carried out in which you will be asked to perform a few simple movements and in some cases further testing such as reflexes or orthopaedic tests may be done. A diagnosis will then be made and discussed with you before treatment commences.

How long will my appointment take?
The initial osteopathic appointment may take up to one hour, follow up treatments will take up to 30 minutes. Initial and follow up kinesiology sessions may take up to an hour.

How many treatments will I need?
This will vary from patient to patient and on their presenting conditions.  The treatment course recommended by the osteopath will be discussed with you at the first appointment.

What shall I wear?
Please wear fairly light, loose comfortable clothing as tight, thick clothing isn't suitable for examination or treatment.

Do I have to undress?
You may be asked to undress to a degree so that the osteopath is able to examine the part of your body with the presenting problem. It is best to wear underwear that you will be comfortable in, in case you are asked to undress to this level.  If you feel uncomfortable undressing, please let the osteopath know. Please feel free to bring shorts with you.

Can I bring someone with me?
Yes, it is fine to bring a friend or family member with you.

Does osteopathic treatment hurt? 
Some osteopathic techniques may be a bit uncomfortable but as there is such a variety (ranging from very gentle soft tissue work to manipulative work) to choose from, there will always be another option to use.  Please let your osteopath know if you are in any discomfort during treatment so they can adapt your treatment.

Can I have a treatment if I'm pregnant?
Yes-it is important  that your Osteopath knows you are pregnant so they can use the appropriate techniques for your condition.

Can I have treatments even if I feel 'OK'?
Yes, both osteopathy and applied kinesiology are about maintaining balance.  The clinic has patients who have regular treatments to keep their bodies' as healthy as possible-as they say prevention is always better than cure!

What if I need to cancel my appointment?
If you need to cancel your appointment, please call 01444 200575 as soon as possible so that we can make the appointment slot available to another patient. Please note that cancellations made without 24 hours prior notice will be charged at the full treatment fee.

Useful Links

Osteopathy:

General Osteopathic Council

British Osteopathic Association

Applied Kinesiology:

International College of Applied Kinesiology

International College of Applied Kinesiology UK

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I have been receiving treatment from Jasi for back and neck problems as well as for postural alignment and have found her to be very helpful and understanding. I would recommend her to anyone needing osteopathic treatment without any hesitation.

Patricia

Following a difficult birth, Jasi treated my six week old son with cranial osteopathy and helped to relieve his colic, transforming a very difficult first baby into a manageable one. So as a matter of course, I took my second child who had her own set of problems following a caesarean birth to Jasi for treatment and she straightened those out too. Jasi has also treated my husband, who after years of heavy physical work and motorcar racing as a hobby suffered bad migraines and a painful back. After the initial intensive treatment course, he now goes for maintenance and is problem free. Jasi has also treated him for his sleeplessness and tiredness through kinesiology and has also helped me get rid of my candida. All in all, Jasi has helped every member of my family through her vast knowledge and technical understanding of the human body and how to manipulate it.

Donna

I originally went to Jasi, on recommendation from a friend, because I was in pain in my lower back, neck and shoulders. Jasi was able to assess immediately what my problem was. Her treatment eased the pain and made me mobile, this often included cranial osteopathy, which I have found to be excellent in coping with tensions caused by stress etc… Jasi has also given me nutritional advice which has helped my skin and health. My wife and son also see her for treatments and I would very happily recommend Jasi to others.

Charlie

I have been going to see Jas for the last 12 years. I was a professional motocrosser until I retired 3 years ago. Every year I was in the top 10 in Great Britain. During that time I sustained various injuries. Jas managed to keep me racing every week. I had various operations and she was able to get me up and running again as quickly as possible. I now go to her for regular maintenance and would recommend her to anyone.

Jody

I started seeing Jasi in the summer of 2011. I had been extremely ill for a year and no one could give me any answers. Within 15 minutes of kinesiology work, Jasi had sussed what was wrong and put me on a special diet and told me that I needed to take certain supplements. I cannot recommend anyone more highly, within 1 month, my chronic fatigue amongst other problems were finally going and I now go for regular check ups so Jasi can keep my health and well being on track. Kinesiology is a very powerful healing method and Jasi is the one to go for it!

Georgie

I would thoroughly recommend going to see Jasi (and I already have to many people). She has treated me as an osteopath when I was pregnant and had back pain from an injury, she treated my son when he was very small following a difficult birth (and although he couldn't speak he was clearly comfortable with her - she is great with kids!). More recently she has been treating me as a kinesiologist for a number of things that conventional medicine can't do. Jasi is obviously highly skilled and very responsive, and her lovely manner puts people at ease. An excellent practitioner in every way!

Kate

Jasi has a holistic approach and gives great advice on matters such as diet and lifestyle to help improve ailments and conditions for babies, children and adults. I have recommended Jasi to friends and family who have been really pleased with results they have had from her services. We talk about her 'magic hands!'.
Jasi has a lovely manner with babies and children, she is calm and confident – would thoroughly recommend her to any parent.

Sharon

Jasi has used a variety of techniques to solve the many problems I have presented her with….physical manipulation, cranial osteopathy, advice on diet and exercise and an amazing sense of humour! Her dedication and professionalism are without question and I would recommend her unreservedly.

Mary

I am a long term sufferer of low back and neck pain which often leads to headaches and feelings of nausea. Jasi keeps my problems manageable, has good analytical skills and uses a variety of techniques including deep massage, cranial osteopathy and occasionally manipulation to relieve my pain. She is always friendly and I know that I can trust her, I highly recommend her.

Pamela