What is Osteopathy?

Our Practitioners
Matthew Thompson
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.

FLEUR ROBERTSON

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. 

CHRIS THOMPSON
MOst, DO.

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.

MUN MAH-WING

 

Mun trained at the University of Surrey Institute in Osteopathic Medicine, Graduating in 2012.

There are different approaches in Osteopathy; Structural, Classical, Visceral and Cranial. Mun has the privilege to be trained in all four approaches.

Mun also has Diplomas in Western acupuncture, Swedish massage, Thai Foot massage, Indian Head massage, Hot stone massage and Hopi Ear Candling.

 

She is currently studying Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and assists in teaching at the Institute of classical Osteopathy in Dorking.

Mun is passionate about Osteopathy; once a patient is away from pain & discomfort, she enjoys seeing the results and hearing about the positive differences they have noticed in their life.

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.

 

Treatment Prices:

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

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