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Blog Post: November Osteopathy

November 17th, 2016



For November our blog focuses on our therapy of the month at the Centre, osteopathy.

In this article Osteopath Sharon Quilter gives us a brief introduction into this complementary therapy.


What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is safe and natural. It’s a type of manual therapy that focuses on the framework of the body, namely bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissues. I observe and assess this musculoskeletal framework for weak areas, strains and imbalance as weak areas will determine how well the body functions. This in turn will have an influence on the general health of the whole person.


We have become well known for treating people with back and neck problems, but also treat a wide range of painful disorders, but in essence we treat people not ‘conditions’.   The aim of treatment is not only to relieve pain and get you going again as soon as possible, but also to find out what the cause of the problem is and how to stop it from recurring.


Osteopathy for Babies and Children

Some people are surprised to hear that osteopaths treat babies and children. Many times birth and other traumas create strains within the developing body, which, if left unresolved, become fixed. Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle type of treatment using subtle adjustments to relieve the strains throughout the body, including the head. It is similar to straightening a small twig in order for it to grow into a straight tree.


Is Osteopathy Safe?

The Osteopathic profession is regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Visit their website for more information regarding regulation and safety.


Who is Sharon Quilter, Registered Osteopath at the Woodbridge Complementary Health Centre

I have over twenty years of experience as an osteopath; first working in London then coming to Suffolk in 2000. I am a rather gentle osteopath using articulation and Cranial Osteopathy as well as Medical Acupuncture as my preferred treatment methods. I am also a Yoga Teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience, which helps me in prescribing appropriate stretching, exercises, breathing and other stress relieving advice if needed.


If you’d like to know more about Osteopathy at the Centre and the work that Sharon does then click on the links or call 01394 388234.

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