Osteopathy is a preventative and corrective therapy focusing on disorders of the musculo-skeletal system. Osteopaths use a highly developed sense of touch to identify areas of weakness or strain throughout the body. Treating these restores the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Osteopathic treatment is suitable for all ages. It compromises a number of different techniques including the trademark manipulation, soft tissue stretching and joint articulation. Remedial exercise and postural advice are routinely given. Chronic problems may require ongoing treatment but most acute problems are corrected in 4-6 treatments or less.
Osteopathy is very effective in treating a variety of conditions listed below:
Tom graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1998 after a full-time four-year course. After three years working in Oxford and Banbury, he relocated to South Manchester.
He has worked in private practice, in a General practice setting and a multi-disciplinary clinic.
He also has experience within Occupational health working at Manchester Airport and he assisted the now-defunct Monarch Airlines in this capacity.
In his role as secretary of the South Manchester Osteopathic Group, he organised regular lectures for colleagues in the North West and is committed to continual professional development.
He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
He also works from Heaton Moor Medical Centre:
Please call Tom on his mobile if you have any queries
Phone number: 07867791908
Osteopathy appointments are being taken in the Alderley practice. It is necessary that all visitors to the clinic bring their own face mask and gloves which they take away with them and dispose of appropriately.
Additional measures we are taking is that only one patient allowed in the practice/ waiting room at a time.
30 mins allowed between patients to allow for thorough ventilation of treatment and waiting room plus disinfecting wipe down of handles/ surfaces.
Practitioners wear N95 masks which are rested for over 72 hours as advised by Dr.Peter Tsai, the designer of the mask in The Journal of Emergency Medicine April 2020 - j.jemermed.2020.04.036
Whatever steps we take it has to be understood that all appointments increase the risk to ourselves and others. Please do not attend if you have a temperature or feel unwell.
Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding your pain/ issue or advice re exercises. I will be happy to help free of charge if visiting the practice is not possible at this time.
Be reassured the practice is being disinfected on a daily basis and well ventilated.
Avoid touching surfaces wherever possible.
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