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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a safe, gentle form of manual therapy suitable for patients of any age. Using mobilisation, manipulation, stretching and massage of muscles, your osteopath can increase the mobility of joints and relieve muscle tension, which will enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues.

Restoring the balance and alignment of the musculo-skeletal system improves the body’s function and helps its own healing mechanisms. Through reducing our patient’s pain, improving their mobility and helping them to gain confidence in carrying out day to day activities and perhaps exercise, we aim to improve their overall quality of life.

Our patients often report an improvement in general wellbeing, energy levels and their sleep pattern following treatment.




Registration of Osteopaths

Judith Jenkins graduated from The British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (now the British College of Osteopathic Medicine) in 1986 with Diplomas of Osteopathy and Naturopathy, after four years full-time study.
Martin Cooper also undertook a four year course, graduating with a BSc (Hons) from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006.

Judith and Martin are both registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) which was established by the 1993 Osteopaths Act. Under this act Osteopathy became the first complementary health care profession to be accorded statutory recognition. By law, only practitioners registered with the Council may use the title of ‘Osteopath'.

We hope that the information on this website will answer questions you may have about osteopathy and our treatment. If there is any further information or advice you would like before making an appointment, please contact the clinic on 01704 550694

Further information about Osteopathy can be found at:

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