Sian George (M.Ost, Dip.Ac) Lois Morgan (M.Ost)
Sian and Lois both graduated from Swansea University after completing a 4 year masters degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost).
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths may use touch, physical manipulation, taping, stretching, acupuncture and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
Osteopathic patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.
Osteopathy can help condition such as:
Joint-pain e.g. hip, elbow
Medical acupuncture tends to be practiced by statutory regulated health professions such as GP’s, chiropodists, osteopaths and physiotherapists etc, who have an interest in acupuncture. Many use acupuncture primarily for the management of pain without application of traditional theories.
Medical acupuncture uses many of the same points as traditional acupuncture combined with trigger points, which are similar to the traditional ashi points. It can treat conditions such as joint pain, headaches/migraines and conditions such as fibromyalgia.
At Align, we have links to local imaging units (e.g. MRI/Ultrasound) as well as working in conjunction with many medical specialists and consultants, giving you excellent referral networks if needed.
Osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is against the law to call yourself an osteopath unless you are qualified and registered with the GOsC.
If you want to find out more, we will be happy to talk to you about your health and how you may benefit from osteopathic treatment. Just give us a call on 07872 646252 or use the online booking form under contact us.
NB. Please wear suitable clothing for your visit to us. Osteopathic assessment may require the patient to undress down to their underwear if possible so the therapist can fully assess the body as a whole structure. For modesty purposes,shorts can be worn if you wish.