Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a branch of primary manual healthcare providing diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.

What is Osteopathy?

The principle of osteopathy is that the body has the capacity to keep itself functioning well, assuming all its systems are working efficiently. Osteopaths endeavour to facilitate this by improving blood flow to areas which are compromised, encouraging mobility in stiff joints, and enhancing each patient’s understanding of how to make best use of their bodies through targeted exercises. Osteopaths use a range of techniques including manipulation, joint and soft tissue articulation and mobilisation, massage and more gentle treatments.

Osteopathy has been regulated by statute since 1993 by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and all practising osteopaths must hold a current valid registration with the GOsC.

How does it apply to a voice user?

Singers and professional voice users need to develop strength and stamina throughout their bodies to enable efficient voicing. Sometimes, if the systems of the body are not working optimally the effects can be heard and felt vocally. You might experience vocal fatigue, problems with breathing, a feeling of ‘tightness’ in voice and/or chest, loss of range or even discomfort when trying to speak or sing.

Osteopaths can help by identifying the areas or systems of the body that may ultimately be negatively impacting the voice, and work with each patient to help restore optimal function.

Who can benefit from Osteopathy?

Anyone can access osteopathy; you don’t need a referral, you can just book yourself in. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to seek advice from other medical professionals. Should this be appropriate, Chloe will discuss this with you and make referral recommendations.

What happens in an osteopathic appointment?

Initial consultation:

A face-to-face consultation lasting up to 55 minutes

This consultation will include:

  • Medical, surgical and general health questioning
  • Physical examination (including movement and possibly clinical tests)
  • Information regarding diagnosis and possible treatment options
  • Treatment
  • Advice regarding prognosis and estimated number of consultations required
  • Home follow up, potentially including exercise provision and ergonomic recommendations

Follow-up consultations (offered depending on clinical requirement):

A face-to-face consultation lasting up to 55 minutes

This consultation will include:

  • Discussion regarding symptom presentation since initial consultation
  • Further questioning and examination as necessary, to enable appropriate treatment and advice
  • Treatment & reassessment of home exercises

Treatment Options

Osteopathy is an in person service led by our voice specialist Osteopath, Chloe Spencer. This appointment can be undergone in our Wimpole Street Clinic on request, or at Chloe’s clinic in Egham, Surrey.

Price and scheduling on request.

This treatment is scheduled and booked with a deposit, and Chloe will invoice for the remainder of the fee. This way of working enables both a fair wage to the expert practitioners, and facilitating the administration of multidisciplinary team meetings and management.

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