We are an experienced Group Practice established in 1971, committed to providing the highest standards of osteopathic healthcare, consultancy and continuing professional training opportunities. We offer advice, support and expertise in musculo-skeletal problems, chronic pain management, rehabilitation, ageing, retirement, pain management and depressive and psycho-somatic disorders.
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8.30am to 5.30pm
8.30am to 12.30pm
8.30am to 4.30pm
8.30am to 5.30pm
8.30am to 4.30pm
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WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Focussing on the musculoskeletal system, the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue and the way this inter-relates with the functioning of the body as a whole, it combines a scientific knowledge of the orthodox medical sciences with specialised methods of evaluation and manual treatment. An Osteopath diagnoses and treats faults which occur because of injury, stress or perhaps disease, to enable the musculoskeletal system to work as efficiently as possible, allowing the body to restore itself to normal function.
Osteopaths complete a 4-5 year full-time degree where we develop clinical skills to diagnose mechanical problems and refer on more serious cases if necessary. We are all committed to furthering and updating our clinical knowledge through mandatory Continuing Professional Development as required by the GOsC.
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
We’re pleased to be able to offer another source of help and support throughout the year. We know the daily office chair can cause as much grief as the treadmill, so although the name might suggest it’s aimed at athletes exclusively, sports massage and deep tissue therapy aids anyone engaging in physical activity, of any sort, that can cause strain on the body.
Whether it’s training, direct injury from sport, old scar tissue from previous injuries or even if you find yourself aching from a sedentary job causing a build-up in tension and discomfort – then sports massage can aid you in getting back to living comfortably and moving freely again. Luckily these therapies can work hand in hand with osteopathy and, if appropriate, coinciding treatments or follow on treatments can help you to recover quicker and get back to life as you want it to be.
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST
How to find us
We're easy to find in central Cambridge in the Chesterton area. Set back from Chesterton Road in a quiet cul-de-sac opposite the Chesterton Medical Centre and BUPA Care Nursing Home.
The Practice is accessible by bicycle, on foot, by car (with ample parking), and by public transport via the Guided Bus, frequent direct services (Stagecoach Citi-2) to both stations, Park 'n Ride and Addenbrooke's Hospital. We're only 10-20 minutes away from Cambridge North station by foot, bike or car and within easy reach of Cambridge University and Anglia Ruskin University, the city centre, cycle paths and only ten minutes walk from the Grafton Centre, PC World, Staples, Tesco, TK Maxx and Boots. We are easily accessible from the north Cambridge Science Park.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN AN APPOINTMENT
Similar to any visit to a Registered Medical Practitioner, the osteopath/sports massage therapist will want to know how the symptoms began, any physical and other factors which affect them. After a medical history has been taken, it is likely that you may be asked to remove some clothing. You should expect privacy to undress and a towel will be provided. You can ask a friend or relative to accompany you and be present throughout your treatment, or request a chaperone from amongst practice staff ahead of your visit.
We might need you to perform a few simple movements so our practitioners can assess the problem. A thorough investigation and assessment of your posture and structural state will lead to a working diagnosis. Treatment patterns will be explained to you as well as some idea of the time scale for your recovery, where appropriate. Examination and treatment is seldom painful, our practitioners will tell you what to expect, and will want you to let them know if you are in pain. You may feel sore or stiff after treatment, but like any form of extraneous movement or exercise, this is a normal, healthy response to the treatment.
X-rays, MRI scans, blood tests, urinalysis or other tests may be requested. Do please tell us about any medication you are taking.
Full Disabled Access & Toilet Facilities provided at easily accessible ground floor premises suitable for use by wheel-chairs and other mobility impaired support devices
3 Consultant rooms and choice of female or male osteopath.
Open plan waiting room and office.
APPOINTMENTS + CANCELLATIONS
Please call or email us to book an appointment, our hours are found on both our website and Facebook page. We are able to offer a choice of female or male osteopath, so do let us know if you have a preference.
Routine osteopathic appointments are generally booked for 30 minutes and sports massage 45 minutes, but can vary.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, please let us know. If an appointment is broken or cancelled without reasonable notice (usually 24hrs) a fee of £25 may be charged.
The scale of fees will be explained when you make your first enquiry. Concessions are available for babies, children, students, those unemployed, elderly and others with special needs. Medico-legal and other clinical reports should be made available to our practitioners.
All major debit and credit cards (except Amex) are accepted.
Most private health insurance companies such as AXA, WPA and Aviva provide cover for treatment by osteopaths. Check with your insurance company that your fees will be recovered and bring the approval reference. If you are intending to claim the cost of your treatment on a private health insurance policy, prior to your appointment please check whether:
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