What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body
In other words osteopathy believes that symptoms often stem from abnormalities in the functional componemts of the body. These abnormalities can be corrected through osteopathic treatment, thus relieving the distress and discomfort
How does it work?
An osteopath looks at the body as a whole, not just the area that is producing symptoms; so every patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint
A treatment plan is then individually tailored to suit each patient's particular requirements. Each treatment consists of a series of manual adjustments (or corrections), employing a variety of osteopathic techniques that effect both the skeletal and connective tissues
When you visit us for the first time a full case history, including a medical history will be taken
You will then be asked to remove some of your outer clothing down to your underwear if necessary (you may like to wear some loose shorts or leggings) Then a series of simple movements of the body and spine are carried out which enables us to make an assessment of the problem and begin to understand any possible causes
You will receive a treatment consisting of a series of manual movements and pressures. We will explain exactly what we are doing and why. You will be actively encouraged to ask as many questions as you want
What can Osteopathy help?
Patients typically attend with a variety of aches and pains some of which are acute in nature. Osteopathy does not treat conditions but rather the individual as it attempts to raise the body’s own inherent ability to heal and recover
Meet the practitioner
Alexander Milne D.O
Alexander also worked for a number of years for the Maidstone College of Osteopathy as a clinic tutor, teaching students osteopathic techniques and supervising the student clinic. He spent 10 years as the Treasurer of The Institute of Classical Osteopathy
He is married with three children and plays the ukulele in his spare time.
Henry Lee D.O.
Henry studied Cranial Technique and has worked as an Osteopathic lecturer since qualifying
He also was the chairman of The Institute of Classical Osteopathy for 10 yearsas and continues as a lecturer on their postgraduate course
Henry lives in the Surrey Hills and is married with three children and continues to play cricket very badly!