Osteopath in Guildford / Injury & Rehabilitation Specialists - Haslemere, Surrey
Encourage Movement offers a spectrum of services underpinned by osteopathic and sports rehabilitation knowledge and drawing on our extraordinary expertise and comprehensive experience. These diverse skills derived from a range of disciplines allow us to develop a bespoke treatment program for your unique situation.
We are experts when it comes to movement and/or pain-related problems.
Whether you exercise on a professional level, are an enthusiastic amateur or just looking for osteopathy and rehabilitation of your acute or long-term injury, we are here to help.
We will provide you with long-term pain relief, help to return to the level of performance pre-injuries or even stronger and assist in staying injury-free.
Our Osteopath and Injury Rehabilitation Specialist based in Guildford, Surrey is an expert in assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and performance. Her main goal is to encourage you in perusing your goals by empowering you with understanding, treatment and rehabilitation programs. She will support you in any stage of your movement health, injuries, rehabilitation & performance.
Have you recently suffered an injury? Encourage Movement offers a wide variety of treatments to address pain, discomfort, tension and imbalance.
Allows you to perform at your optimum whilst minimising the possibility of injuries.
We offer a range of rehabilitation programs to suit your needs.
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What conditions does an osteopath treat?
People commonly visit osteopaths for MSK conditions, such as the back, neck, joint, muscle and arthritic discomfort. Osteopaths have a well-deserved, evidence-based reputation for expertise in the treatment of these conditions. People also visit osteopaths for a variety of other health reasons including neuromuscular conditions such as sciatica, digestive issues, headaches and migraine prevention.
Here is a list of a wide variety of conditions that patients are looking for treatment for but it is not limited:
- Neck & Back Pain
- Sport injuries
- Headaches & Migraines
- Muscular and Neural Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Shoulder Pain
- Hip Pain
- Ligament Injuries
- Knee and Ankle Injuries
- Arthritic pain
What's the difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath?
Osteopaths are highly trained, healthcare professionals who are experts in the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, joints and associated tissues) and its relationship with other systems in the body to optimise health. Osteopaths use a wide range of gentle hands-on techniques that focus on releasing tension, improving mobility and optimising function.
This is often used together with exercise and advice, designed to help patients relieve or manage pain, keep active and maintain the best of health. Osteopathic care is suitable for people of all ages from babies to the elderly.
Likewise, some chiropractors use soft tissue massage and other rehabilitative methods while adjusting the joints. The primary difference between chiropractic care and osteopathy is that, while chiropractors are primarily focused on the joints and spine, osteopaths are more concerned with the whole body and take on a more holistic approach.
Chiropractors believe a lot of problems can be solved by slight adjustments done to the skeletal system, but osteopaths believe that the whole body should be considered as a unit when treatments are done and give great attention to the skeletal system, as well.
When should I see an osteopath?
Osteopaths believe everyone can benefit from a tailored, whole-person approach to health. We are Allied Healthcare Professionals who take time to understand your individual history, circumstances and unique physiology, to support you to be as healthy as you can be.
You don’t have to wait to see an osteopath when you start having aches and pains. Many people find it helpful to talk to an osteopath about ways of keeping active, preventing common problems or injuries or looking for a tailored exercise program.
However, if you experience an injury or have pain related to musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, joints and associated tissues), neurological (nerve pain, headaches) and many other conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, generalised aches and pains relating to pregnancy and postpartum, please come to see us.
Osteopathy is a system of seeing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems.
What clothing should wear to my appointment?
As with any healthcare appointment, it may be necessary for your osteopath to ask to remove some clothing. This is so they can see and touch the areas of the body causing concern.
Therefore, to make you feel at ease osteopaths suggest wearing clothing, such as shorts and a t-shirt, or close-fitting garments, that will enable them to work effectively.
You are also welcome to ask a friend or relative to accompany you and be present throughout your appointment.
How many sessions will I need?
Many patients see the difference after a first appointment. However, on average there is a need for 3 to 6 sessions spread over the recommended time by the osteopath.
The number of sessions for the treatment depends on the structure; nerve, muscles, bone, ligament, tendon etc that has been injured and the advance of the injury.
What to expect
An osteopath will always complete a routine examination that checks for more serious diagnoses and will advise and discuss any further action that might be required. After this examination, an osteopath will discuss treatment options to jointly decide on an appropriate and suitable treatment plan, along with any likely associated costs.
This plan may involve several visits and, very occasionally, further tests and/or referrals to another appropriate health care professional. Treatment may begin at the first appointment. There may be mild discomfort afterwards, but in most cases, this will pass within 24 hours. Any concerns about treatment should be discussed further with your osteopath and you are more than welcome to bring someone with you to your consultation.
Osteopaths are highly trained professionals who are skilled in diagnosing health issues, including those which may require further investigation. When first visiting an osteopath, they will ask about any current symptoms and medical history. All information will be treated as confidential in accordance with the standards of practice set out by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), May 2018.