How can osteopathy help you?

Osteopathy treats a wide range of conditions, some of which are listed below:

  • Generalised aches and pains, including those strains caused by work or driving.
  • Muscle spasms and cramp.
  • Neck pain and associated headaches.
  • Mid back and rib pain.
  • Lower back pain.
  • Trapped nerves, for example sciatica.
  • Neuralgia.
  • Jaw pain.
  • Joint pain for example pain in your shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, feet.
  • Arthritic pain and stiffness in both spinal and peripheral joints such as your neck, lower back, hip or knee.
  • Migraine prevention.
  • Minor sports injuries.
  • Rheumatic pain.
  • Postural changes, back and joint pain during and post-pregnancy.
  • Injury prevention.

Osteopathic Treatments

Osteopaths use a combination of soft tissue, visceral, cranial, joint mobilisation and manipulation techniques to restore normal function to the body.

Each treatment is specifically tailored to your personal needs. Our fully qualified osteopaths may also advise on lifestyle, exercise and diet to help support and sustain your recovery. If you would like a confidential chat to discuss whether osteopathy would be an appropriate approach to your condition prior to booking an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact our Haywards Heath clinic on 01444 200575.

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Osteopathy Testimonials

I really recommend this clinic! I had bad migraines and was treated by Hiisha with a range of gentle techniques which helped a lot.
Madeleine Lipp
Hiisha helped me a lot with a stiff neck and tense shoulders. She explained every step and I felt safe and relaxed during the treatment. I found her very professional and felt she really listened to my complaints. Would definitely recommend.
May
I have been a patient at Bansel Osteopathy for several years and I highly recommend them.
Brian
The staff are very efficient and friendly and always explain my condition and subsequent treatment. After years of suffering with pain following a back operation, Shani was able to effectively reduce this to imperceivable levels. She is kind, funny and an incredibly good Osteopath!
Roy
Jasi never ceases to amaze me with her skill and knowledge. I have consulted her for several years and her help and advice is invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending her. I wouldn’t be without her!
Beth
Wonderful experience with Shani here at Bansel Osteopathy. She's extremely knowledgeable and kind, it's always a pleasure, and I'm feeling much better after just a few sessions already. Highly recommended!
Quinn
I have had trouble with my neck and lower back for years, my wife recommended coming and getting checked out. I have now had several visits and it has changed the quality of my life. I am not completely pain free, but am much more mobile and have some great stretching and strengthening techniques. One of the things I have noticed is a significant reduction in head aches/migraines. Would highly recommend the care and treatment, very friendly team 🙂
Phil
Jasi has been treating my parents for many years and I recently had two sessions with her. I was impressed. She was very thorough, knowledgeable and kind. Her treatment was effective and she gave me a clear path forward to continue improving when I returned home.
Cassandra
I’ve been seeing Shani for over a few months she is very kind , professional and great at explaining everything through ,I can already see a real difference to when i first started coming to see her and have gained much more mobility , I would highly recommend 🙂
Jasmine
I have been suffering from back pain and headaches for years. I don't like to rely on prescription medicine, which led me to Bansel Osteopathy. I've been getting treated for a couple months now and I can confidently say this has been the best solution! Ever since I've been a patient my pain has reduced and my headaches are not as frequent as they used to be. Everyone is super friendly and personable. I'm so glad my friend recommended me to this clinic.
Ashley
Jasi has been treating me for long-standing back problems for many years. She has a great knowledge of how the body works and has sorted out shoulders, knees and ankles at different times. Both my daughters have also been helped by Jasi in the past and I am happy to recommend her to others.
Kate
I’ve currently been seeing Shani for the passed 2-3 months with upper back pain and I have been seeing some amazing improvements. Shani is friendly and welcoming and highly experienced in her job. I really recommend the Bansel clinic, as well as Shani and Jasi after seeing some great improvements.
Charlie
Jasi was amazing! I started treatment in a lot of pain and limping quite badly from an accident, but after several weeks of weekly sessions I am now back to normal. Jasi looked at my body as a whole and also managed to help a lot with some upper back pain I had been experiencing. She was really friendly and professional throughout and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs their body sorting out!
Jake
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What To Expect

We will provide a full assessment of your presenting condition and offer a comprehensive patient-centred approach to treatment to get you pain-free as quickly as possible.

We will then carry out a standing examination and then ask you to make some simple movements to see how your presenting condition is causing you pain.

Some orthopaedic tests may be carried out such as assessing reflexes and further investigations will follow if necessary. 

We will then give you a clear explanation of our findings and discuss treatment options with you. 

What To Expect

We will provide a full assessment of your presenting condition and offer a comprehensive patient-centred approach to treatment to get you pain-free as quickly as possible.

We will then carry out a standing examination and then ask you to make some simple movements to see how your presenting condition is causing you pain.

Some orthopaedic tests may be carried out such as assessing reflexes and further investigations will follow if necessary. 

We will then give you a clear explanation of our findings and discuss treatment options with you. 

Then we'll get started on your treatment

Soft Tissue

Mobilisation

Manipulation

Cranial

We will also offer advice on long-term rehabilitation to make sure you stay out of pain and don’t relapse. This will usually include recommendations for exercises to do at home.

We are now offering online consultations and appointments

All osteopathic consultations will include a full case history review, active movements and advice on self-treatment techniques, corrective exercise prescription and pain management. Each treatment is specifically tailored to your individual needs.

About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of preventative and therapeutic medicine that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. It aims to restore function to the body and to alleviate existing issues that are preventing the body from healing itself.

Osteopaths believe that our body is a self-renewing, self-regenerating, self-recovering system which aims to consistently maintains health throughout our lives. Whenever that health-maintaining system is compromised and for whatever reason, symptoms or disease can develop. Osteopaths look at your body as a whole and will assess and treat the cause that is compromising your health and causing your symptoms.

Osteopathic Training and Regulation

Osteopaths are regulated by law and undergo specialist degree level training comprising 4-5 years. They must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) – a governing body who administers clinical and ethical guidelines in order to practice. Part of the registration process includes mandatory continuous professional development (CPD) to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date and maintain high levels of patient care.

Osteopaths are recognised by NHS England as an allied healthcare professional.

Osteopathy FAQs

In most cases, treatment will be carried out during the first visit, following a full examination. If there is any reason we cannot treat you, we will provide an explanation and refer you to your GP or an appropriate medical practitioner.

Every case is different. Usually patients respond quickly and benefit significantly from 2 to 6 treatments. We will have a better idea of the number of treatments required after the initial examination.

Please wear fairly light, loose comfortable clothing as anything tight or thick isn’t suitable for examination or treatment. You will be asked to undress to a certain degree so the osteopath can examine and treat the affected areas, feel free to bring a pair of shorts and a vest top to the appointment.

Of course! We believe it is important to feel comfortable throughout your entire treatment and if you want to bring a friend or family member with you, they’re welcome to come along.

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.

Some patients can feel some mild aching or a slightly “bruised” feeling for 24-48 hours following treatment. This is a normal reaction from the body and most patients find using an ice or heat pack helpful should they have post treatment soreness.

Manipulation is a type of mobilisation technique commonly used by osteopaths. It can be used on any joint in your body and is carried out by putting a quick movement through the joint to release any restrictions and relax any tension in the surrounding soft tissues.

Sometimes during a manipulation, you will hear a clicking sound. This noise completely normal and is commonly mistaken for two bones rubbing against each other but is actually just caused by a change in pressure of nitrogen dioxide gas which is present in your joint capsules.

Osteopathic manipulation is a very safe technique and is commonly used a treatment modality. If you have any concerns about getting osteopathic manipulation, get in touch with our team for more information.

No, there are lots of osteopathic techniques we can use to treat you so if either manipulation isn’t suitable for you, for example if you have a medical reason like osteoporosis or if you would rather just not have it, we can use an alternate technique.

We want you to be comfortable during your treatment sessions and will always explain what we are going to do and why we want to do it prior to starting any treatment. If there is anything you are unsure of or uncomfortable with, just let us know.

We also offer massage from our Haywards Heath clinic – click here or get in touch to book a session.

Get in touch

For more information on any of our services or to request an appointment with our team, get in touch today on 01444 200 575 or use the contact form below and a member of the team will get back to you shortly.

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