with Angela Power on 07974 219822
People of all ages can benefit from seeing an Osteopath.
- help to ease pain
- help you to achieve your exercise goals
- ease the passage during life-changing events, such as pregnancy, birth and menopause
- help with unsettled infants
- help with adolescent difficulties such as growing pains
- help with difficulties that result from the aging process
Osteopaths look at the whole body. Treatment aims to ease the body back to health using the most harmonious approach. For this reason, treatment can vary at each appointment. Every session is tailor-made for you. You can expect a combination of osteopathic techniques, life-style and exercise advice.
Osteopathic techniques vary from deep manipulation of tissues, through mobilisation of joints and other body parts, to more subtle interventions that seem almost imperceptible. These are designed to ‘speak’ directly with our physiology, encouraging homeostasis (the process by which we are continually striving for health). This can help inflammation, calm sensitised nerves, bring better movement and warm our bodies. These processes help to ease pain.
The training to become an osteopath is a four year full-time degree course. To remain in practice, all osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and undertake rigorous annual checks that include continual training. It is illegal to call yourself an Osteopath unless you are registered.
What happens in a session?
You will be taken through a consultation during which you can discuss your health concerns. Questions about your overall well-being and your past medical history can also help to cast light on what is going on now, and what we can do to support healing.
An assessment of your posture and movement can happen with you standing, sitting and lying down. All findings and treatment options will be discussed with you. During the assessment, you might be advised that it is better to seek the help of another health-care provider, such as your GP or another member of the Bonn Square Therapy Room team.
At all times your comfort is paramount. You can remain clothed to a level that you are happy with. If you prefer, you can wear light clothing such as shorts or leggings and a t-shirt.
After working for 10 years as a manual therapist offering Remedial Massage and Bowen Technique, Angela graduated with a BSc in Osteopathy from Oxford Brookes University. Since then, she has included Visceral and Cranial Training to complement her practice. Her skill is in blending different techniques to develop individual treatment plans for each person. This personal approach can help to get to the core of issues and can be especially effective for complex cases which have been hard to resolve for some time.
Angela's daily yoga and meditation practice informs every part of her treatment approach.
“When the body is able to return to its centre, to a stillness like the pause between our breath, we can let go of our habitual patterns. Within this space, we can discover our own abilities to heal.”
View Angela's timetable at Bonn Square Therapy Room