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09 November 2023
Wisbech Osteopathic Clinic
Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person's muscles and joints. It is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage with the aim of:
- increasing the mobility of joints
- relieving muscle tension
- reducing pain
- enhancing the blood supply to tissues
- helping the body to heal
They use a range of techniques, but not medicines or surgery.
The Wisbech Osteopathy Clinic is run by Mr Luc Woods who is a Registered Osteopath and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and is located in the Queen Mary Centre and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday by appointment only.
Duration of Appointment
Your first appointment will normally last 45 minutes. This allows time for a full case history, physical examination, diagnosis and treatment to be carried out.
You will be asked questions about your general health, past medical history, and aspects of your work and lifestyle which may be relevant to your current complaint. The case history helps the osteopath to screen you for any symptoms that may need to be referred to your doctor. The information you provide will be kept confidential.
You will be asked to perform some simple movements. Then the osteopath will examine the affected part of your body with you either sitting or lying down and he may do some physical tests. Depending on where your symptoms are, this may involve you undressing to your underwear so a thorough investigation of the problem area can be carried out. Please bring loose shorts and a t-shirt / vest to change into if this would make you feel more comfortable.
The osteopath will make a clinical diagnosis based on your case history and the findings of your physical examination. You will be given an explanation of the cause of your problem and an idea of how long it will take to improve.
The osteopath will discuss the proposed treatment plan (which will be adapted to your particular symptoms and preferences). You will be given an opportunity to ask all questions you might have about the proposed treatment before agreeing a way forward that you are happy with.
Osteopathic treatment can involve a wide range of manual techniques, including massage, stretching, mobilisation, and joint manipulation. You may experience mild soreness for a day or two following osteopathic treatment, which is a normal part of the healing process. The osteopath will explain any possible risks and side-effects of the proposed treatment.
The osteopath can offer advice on exercises and how to manage your condition at home to speed up your recovery and prevent recurrence or worsening of your symptoms.
Follow up appointments
Follow up appointments usually last 30 minutes. You will be asked about the effects of your previous treatment and for a brief update on your case history. The osteopath will then examine you before continuing with any treatment.
Initial appointment £65. This includes assessment and treatment. Please allow 45 minutes.
Follow-up appointment £55. Please allow 30 minutes.
Payment is by cash, cheque, card or internet banking.
To make an appointment please call 01945 754080