Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It is recommended for all joint pain, bad back, sciatica, headaches, insomnia, sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries. 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.
Here at The Clinic we believe that Osteopathic care is the cornerstone of any comprehensive and holistic health programme. We provide pre and post injury intervention for all your sporting and training needs. Treatments can cover the whole family, not just the sporting enthusiast. Techniques range from the gentle pressure of cranial osteopathy to high velocity thrusts to mobilize certain joints. Medical acupuncture, taping, soft tissue massage and manipulative therapy may also be used.
A professional treatment can last up to an hour for an initial consultation and therapy with subsequent sessions taking up to 30 minutes.
New Patient 45 minutes, £60.00
Follow up 30 minutes, £45.00
6 Session Follow up Treatment Plan, £250.00.
Remedial sports massage is focused on the need to repair and promote recovery of areas specific to sport or certain job roles. Sports massage can be used in sports preparation to improve performance or post exercise to encourage a quicker recovery to be able to train/compete sooner.
45 minutes, £45.00
Also known as Dry Needling which is an effective treatment for patients with certain musculoskeletal presentations. The treatment is based on western medicine and evaluation of pain patterns, posture, movement impairments, function and orthopaedic tests.
Treatments are performed by a trained professional and involve the insertion of thin single use needles into the targeted areas of the body.
30 minutes, £40.00
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If you’re a first-time client to The Clinic, you’ll need to give us some information about your background, medical history and about your condition. This is so we can provide you with the best possible care, tailored to your specific circumstances.
During your first consultation with the Osteopath you will be able to discuss any health concerns you may have. You’ll also learn of the many potential treatment options, including manipulation, Medical Acupuncture, massage and joint articulation.
In order to pinpoint your problem, the Osteopath will ask a number of questions related your condition. A variety of targeted tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
Once the examination is complete, patients will generally have their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustment and physical therapy.
Before leaving, you will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be carried out at home. This may include ice or heat applications, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises.
Regular treatment is essential to the process. We arrange our treatments around your schedule. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 5 to 7 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed at this time.
Locations covered include Knebworth, Codicot, Welwyn, Stevenage, Letchwoth, Hitchin and surrounding villages within Hertfordshire.
There is a 24-hour cancellation period after this time you will be responsible for the full payment of the missed treatment time.
Should you have a complaint please contact the treating clinician to voice any concerns in the first instance. If you feel unable to approach them directly please contact Mr Bradley Crichton clinic Principle for advice of mediation or a formal complaint pathway.