t: 01453 755948
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 7.30pm, Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm

Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy

Osteopathy treatment

Osteopathy is a long established and well respected area of complementary medicine. Practitioners believe that proper functioning of the body’s structure is central to good health.

Meet our Osteopaths here.

There are many techniques from gentle stretching to more manipulative procedures. Each procedure is chosen to maximise the benefit of the client.

It is a way of detecting and treating structural damage and mobility restrictions in the body. This includes assessing and treating faults in joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves anywhere in the body – not just the back.

Here are a few conditions we treat:

Osteopathy or Physiotherapy?

This is a common question but one that is relatively easy to answer. Both professions treat all kinds of muscular and joint pains including spinal problems but it is the approach that can vary.

Great for the back

Great for the back

Physiotherapists are very dynamic and have a host of tools to treat many problems. They also have a deep understanding of rehabilitation following an injury or complaint.

Osteopaths similarly treat areas using manual therapy. They are generally more specialised at manipulation, especially of the neck. They will also use gentle but sustained pressures to stretch tissues and relieve pain.

Both approaches are among the most effective in treating back and neck pain, sports injuries as well as degenerative problems. By having both under one roof we can cross refer where needed to achieve a collaborative approach to your well-being and recovery.

What does a consultation involve?

An initial assessment will last for 45 minutes and subsequent treatment sessions will take 30 minutes. You may have to remove outer layers of clothing so that the problem area can be assessed accurately .

Assessment consists of a full verbal history to gain an understanding of your condition, any relevant past medical history and a physical examination.

Session Details:

Initial Assessment – 45 mins – £42.00
Follow up – 30 mins – £37.50

  • How to find us

    We are located just outside the town centre at Ebley Wharf, on the ground floor of the Stroud District Council building. Follow the A419 to the Cainscross roundabout and then take Westward Road (B4008). Turn left to Ebley Wharf.

  • Opening times

    Monday to Friday
    8.30am – 7.30pm

    Saturday
    8.30am – 12.30pm

  • Stroud Clinic

    Ebley Mill
    Ebley Wharf
    Stroud Glos
    GL5 4UB

    Tel: 01453 755948
    Email: mail@physiofive.co.uk

  • Gloucester Clinic

    Riverside Sports & Leisure Club
    St Oswald’s Road
    Gloucester
    GL1 2TF

    Tel: 01453 755948
    Email: mail@physiofive.co.uk