Osteopathy is a muscular-skeletal form of therapy. This means it focuses specifically on the muscles and bones and how they work together in a patient’s body. Osteopaths have extensive anatomical and physiological training that enables them to use spinal manipulation and massage techniques to improve health and relieve pain. Because it is non-invasive and does not involve prescribing drugs, it is safe for people of all ages.
Many different types of people can benefit from osteopathic treatment including pre and post natal women, the elderly, athletes and children. Osteopathy can help with ailments including joint pain such as hip, knee, neck and wrist pain. It is effective for arthritic pain, frozen shoulder and tennis elbow arising from associated conditions in the back and neck, circulatory problems, sciatica, migraine prevention and headaches arising from the neck.
The first time you come for treatment, your Osteopath will carry out an initial consultation, which takes one hour. During this assessment they will ask a lot of questions in order to get a thorough understanding of your case. This is followed by a physical examination. They may also ask you to perform some specific movements to observe how different part of your body are working. The assessment allows your Osteopath to deduce the nature and severity of your condition, and the things that your body is doing well. At the end of the assessment they will explain their recommendations and the treatment options open to you, including an indication of how many appointments you are likely to need.
Some patients only need one appointment. Others may have a course of treatment or return periodically for long-term management of a condition. Your treatment length will be based on how you progress rather than a prescription of a set number of treatment sessions.
Guy Gold, Principal
Initial Consultation (60 minutes) £90
Follow-up Appointment (30 minutes) £65
Andrew Hudson, Associate
Initial Consultation (60 minutes) £80
Follow-up Appointment (30 minutes) £60
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“I have confidence in Guy’s ability to identify back issues and implement a proper series of solutions. Guy is mentally and physically invested in his practice and this is evident immediately. He is an excellent listener and is attuned to the issues faced by his patients. I trust his judgement and have no reservations in recommending him to family, friends and colleagues.”
“Throughout my pregnancy Guy made me feel stronger and better than I have felt in years, if not ever. His treatment is incredibly focussed, I would recommend him to anyone.”
“Guy Gold is an extraordinary osteopath. I am 74 and I went to him with painful aches and stiffnesses. I now run up the stairs. That is really true. I find Guy very clever and very kind. I happily recommend him to everyone.”
“Guy Gold has been looking after me for more than twelve years. He has been able to keep me pain free and fully mobile without resorting to drugs. He always takes my general health into consideration and ensures I refer myself on, should he feel that is in my best interests."
“It is super fun to be with Guy, he is very funny. If your back starts to hurt, when he is finished you will feel better than ever. He makes you feel relaxed.”
Leo (aged 9)
“On my first visit to Guy six weeks ago his first words were ‘I don’t perform miracles’, but I believe he has. At the age of 84 you don’t expect the body to respond readily to treatment, but mine has. I can walk more easily without pain and I come away from a treatment feeling invigorated, physically and mentally. Guy is not only an excellent osteopath, he is a very caring and inspirational man. I consider him now to be my health insurance and I intend seeing him, if possible four times a year for the rest of my life.”