Osteopathy was developed by A.T.Still in the nineteenth century. He reasoned that God made man perfect. Therefore, seen from a mechanical viewpoint, if the body structure was in correct alignment and functioned normally, with no impairment to the flow of blood or nerve impulses, then optimum health would follow.
Osteopathy is a long established system of diagnosing and treating the structure and function of the human body. It involves the treatment of medical disorders through manipulation and massage of the skeleton and muscles. Osteopaths are well known for treating back pain and musculo-skeletal pain.
Osteopaths use many diagnostic tools and procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. The training of Osteopaths involves a 5 year degree programme and is now regulated by the General Osteopathic Council ( GOsC ). All major private health insurance companies now recognise Osteopathy as a well established mainstream medicine.
Osteopathy is a safe, gentle and effective method of pain relief suitable for people of all ages.
We offer a safe pregnancy back massage for pregnant mothers to be and safe treatments for pregnancy related low back pain and sciatica.
Osteopaths are well equipped to treat low back pain, sciatica, slipped discs, whiplash symptoms and trapped nerves as well as joint pain, headaches and muscular strains and offer a suitable alternative to chiropractic treatment from chiropractors.
Your first visit to an Osteopath will involve a detailed case history being taken. This is followed by a physical examination of your muscles and joints and for this it is usual to undress to your underwear.
On completion of the examination a diagnosis of your condition is offered and a course of treatment will be prescribed.
If acceptable the treatment will then commence.
Satveer is a graduate from The British School of Osteopathy, London and has achieved an Integrated Masters degree in Osteopathy.
Satveer can offer a holistic approach to his treatments which include soft tissue massage, stretching, articulation, manipulation and exercise based advice.
Stephanie is a graduate from Oxford Brookes University where she gained a Masters of Osteopathy degree (M.Ost).
She joined the Atlas team shortly after and has since received several years of valuable experience as well as additional training in interferential therapy, ultrasound and is soon to obtain a qualification in advanced spinal manipulation. Stephanie has a particular interest in the structural approach to treatment which includes spinal mobilisation, spinal manipulation, trigger point therapy and soft tissue techniques. An additional interest is the treatment of back and pelvic problems in pregnancy, where gentle manual techniques and home exercises can be applied to ease symptoms.
Since working at Atlas, she has also gained further skills in the treatment of all varieties of sports injury.