What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy; one of only two complementary medicines regulated by law in the UK.
Osteopaths are primary health practitioners - meaning there is no need to see your GP before booking an appointment.
Osteopaths are highly trained to test and diagnose - not only what is causing the symptoms, but also to look for the underlying mechanical problems that may have led to the condition.
They are also trained to identify when a problem is not mechanical in origin, and to refer onwards if needed.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body, in most circumstances, is able to heal itself.
If there is pain or dysfunction in the body, then something is stopping that self healing mechanism from functioning.
Osteopaths treat using a wide variety of manual techniques, from very gentle to quite firm, as appropriate to the case and the patient.
These techniques are designed to correct whatever is stopping the body from being able to heal and allow it to resume normal function
What is Cranial Osteopathy?
Cranial Osteopathy is a more refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment. It encourages the release of tensions within the body that are hard to treat by conventional techniques.
It is very gentle, yet also highly effective and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions in people of all ages, from birth to old age.
New Patient - up to 1 Hr - £48
New Patient (Concession/child) - £43
Follow on consultation - 30 mins - £43
Follow on (Concession) - £40
Follow on (Child) - £38
BSc (Ost), DO.
Matt is the most experienced practitioner at Caterham Osteopaths; if you have some unusual symptoms that no-one else can figure out, chances are he's seen it before!
He works in his own blend of cranial and structural osteopathy, and relishes the challenge of hard to diagnose cases.
Chris graduated from the European school of Osteopathy in 2011, and since then has worked both for the NHS and in private practice.
Since graduating, Chris has developed his own style of osteopathic practice which is a blend of both structural and cranial osteopathy, along with exercise rehabilitation.
This is backed up by his experience as a hockey player and mountain biker, and his management of his own injuries from these sports.
Chris particularly enjoys treating and puzzling out complex, chronic or long term problems.
Masters degree in Osteopathy (MSc), Diploma in Osteopathy (DO)
Specialises in disc injuries, nerve entrapment, pain reduction and arthritic conditions.
Fleur is passionate about providing supportive and empathetic patient care, whilst working holistically to rehabilitate injury and improve function.
With an extensive knowledge of osteopathic techniques, such as soft tissue release, manipulation and dry needling, Fleur combines these with up-to-date, honest and effective advice delivered with a friendly, engaging and personal approach.
Building on her own experience of long-term injury (a full ACL rupture in 2013) she is driven to help patients overcome their issue, promote healing and reduce pain to achieve more comfortable movement and improve each patient's quality of life.
Her end goal is always to create the most appropriate and effective treatment plan which is tailor-fit to the unique needs of each of her patients.
Robin has a Master’s degree in Osteopathy from the European School of Osteopathy and has trained in a wide variety of manual therapy approaches so he can treat you in the way that suits you best: from direct structural manipulations of the muscles, bones and viscera, through to the indirect work of craniosacral therapy and fascial unwinding.
He treats with the simple aims of:
restoring the body’s quality of movement and structural balance
and helping his patients with advice on how to maintain this balance.
With a background in sports massage and shiatsu therapies, martial arts, landscaping and tree surgery he has great experience with aiding the healing of many acute and chronic injuries.