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Northallerton Osteopaths Osteopathy & multi-disciplinary healthcare clinic

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Welcome to Northallerton Osteopaths

We are a well established multidisciplinary health centre in the Hambleton area, well known across North Yorkshire for our professional and friendly care.

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1st November 2020

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ABOUT NORTHALLERTON OSTEOPATHS

Northallerton Osteopaths is a well established multi-disciplinary healthcare practice, delivering expert health care from a wide range of therapies.

We believe in a holistic approach to healing and our experienced practitioners reflect this in their work. Rather than treating only the symptoms, our practitioners treat the person as a whole in order to find the cause of a condition.

Our experienced clinical team, made up of 9 practitioners, have over 150 years' experience between them. Together they work in a multi-disciplinary team, each with their own area of expertise. Our holistic approach to healing ensures that everyone who comes to us for help is given the right therapeutic option for them.

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If you are looking for Studio, Office or Meeting Room hire please visit the Hale House website.


"I have been going to Northallerton Osteopaths for a few years and would highly recommend the brilliant treatment that you receive. Everyone is extremely friendly and the maintenance plan that I have for a lower back condition has been amazing. They have also helped me learn some techniques and exercises that really help to keep me moving and enjoy my active life"

Mrs C Hutchinson, Northallerton


"Ross has me back on my feet in 3 weeks after severe back spasms. I have used Northallerton Osteopaths for last 2 years. Highly recommended, I wouldn’t use anyone else"

Miss A Finley, Northallerton


"I was impressed with the service offered at Northallerton Osteopaths right from the start. The clinic is well sited and easily accessible from Northallerton, Thirsk, Bedale or further afield. The building is light and airy, and the treatment rooms are comfortable and spacious. I was impressed with the reception staff who made me feel very welcome from the start and I now attend for regular treatments. I am very happy to recommend Northallerton Osteopaths and am confident that you will get the right advice and treatment"

Mr A Burns, Bedale


"I have very much appreciated your professional help over the past 3 months. It is easy and quick to get appointment’s and everyone is friendly and efficient. Much easier than NHS appointments. Plus, easy access and parking. I would recommend anyone to visit your practice"

Mrs A Thompson, Northallerton


Why should you come to Northallerton Osteopaths?

150 years' clinical experience in the team
Patient centred care ensuring the best treatment to suit your needs
All practitioners registered with national governing bodies
No need for a referral
Excellent links with local GP's
Our Osteopaths are registered with major insurers
Local, friendly business
All major credit cards accepted
Evening appointments available
Easily accessible from Northallerton, Thirsk, Bedale and surrounding areas.

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"Have been using Northallerton Osteopaths for several months. The clinic is well situated with parking available on site. I am very impressed by the service received from the receptionist to the Osteopath. The treatment received to my neck and lower back have made a great difference, which is down to the expertise of the Osteopath who is treating me"
Mr P Leng, Northallerton


Osteopathy is best known for the treatment in the following areas

Back Pain
Back Ache
Sciatica
Arthritic Pain
Muscle Spasm
Muscle Tension
Joint Pain
Migraine Prevention
(Cervicogenic) Headaches
Hip Pain and Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis

Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Sports Injury
Frozen Shoulder
Elbow Pain
Tennis/ Golfer's Elbow
Neuralgia
Fibromyalgia
Digestive problems
To Aid Relaxation

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Studio Classes

The studio at Hale House is now also up and running and we are promoting health and well-being for all the local community. The studio now offers a number of weekly classes as follows:

Kids Dance Class Tuesdays 4-6pm
Hatha Yoga - Tuesdays 7:30-9pm
Kids Drama Class Wednesday 4-5pm
Kundalini Yoga Thursday 6:15-7:30pm
Yin Yoga Thursday 7:45-8:45pm

Since the COVID lockdown, Yin Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi have not yet returned to the studio

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For all studio enquiries, please email [email protected] or alternatively go to the Hale House Website.

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What's the difference between an Osteopath and Chiropractor?

Guide to Osteopathy, Physiotherapy & Chiropractic

We are often asked what is the difference between an osteopath and chiropractor. To tell the truth, we have more similarities than differences.

Similarites

Both professions;

  • Focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders within the musculoskeletal system.
  • Use hands-on manual therapy to treat the patient
  • Are specially trained to deliver thrust manipulations to the spine, which may produce an audible ‘click’.
  • Give exercise and posture advice to further promote their patient’s recovery
  • Require a minimum 4 years university training

What differs is the philosophy of Osteopathy and Chiropractic.

Differences

What they treat
An Osteopath will take a more holistic approach and view the body as a whole, and believes that all bones, ligaments, muscles and connective tissues must work harmoniously together. A Chiropractor would mostly be concerned with treating the spine, but may treat the shoulders, hips and knees.
How they assess
A Osteopath is trained to develop a highly sensitive sense of touch (palpation), and uses their hands to observe the structure and function of problem areas.
A Chiropractor often uses diagnostic equipment such as X-Ray and MRI scans to determine the position of the spine and it’s joints.
An Osteopath is concerned with how joints and their neighbouring structures move, whereas a Chiropractor may be more concerned with their position and 'alignment'.
How they treat
An Osteopath will use a wider variety of techniques. As well as the spinal manipulations, they also utilise more gentle ‘indirect’ techniques such as functional, positional release and cranial techniques to observe subtle strains throughout the body and address them accordingly. They also frequently use soft tissue massage and stretching techniques.
Some Chiropractors may work on the muscles, however they are primarily concerned with manipulating the spine, known as ‘adjustments’.
A Chiropractor may also use a small hand-held tool to treat back and neck pain. The Activator Method involves using a small spring-loaded instrument called an Activator Adjusting Instrument that delivers a single thrust at the determined site to correct a malfunctioning joint.
Treatment length and frequency
An Osteopath treatment is usually 30-45mins.
A Chiropractor session tends to be shorter at 15-20mins and mostly involves 'adjustments'.
Osteopath treatments tend to be around one a week initially, and as the condition improves the patient will attend less and less frequently dependent on their individual needs and pay as they go.
Chiropractic sessions are sometimes sold as courses, in the example of 10 sessions being required, they are sold as a block and the patient may visit 2-3 times per week for several weeks.

To conclude, the philosophy of both Osteopathy and Chiropractic are open to interpretation to the individual practitioner, there are many Osteopaths practising like Chiropractors, just as there are many Chiropractors practising like Osteopaths. No one profession is better than the other, both are highly skilled practitioners when it comes to dealing with problems areas in the musculoskeletal system and you should expect an excellent service from either professional.

Summary

Osteopathy
  • Primarily treats the musculoskeletal system (MSK) of the body and injuries/conditions arising from here
  • Some Osteopaths may treat respiratory and digestive ailments
  • Has a wide array of techniques, including but not exclusive to soft tissue massage, joint articulations, spinal manipulations (clicks)
  • A primary complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) not usually offered on the NHS
  • Hands-on therapy to detect, treat and prevent dysfunction of the bones, muscles, ligaments and joints of the MSK
  • Views the body as a unit and as a whole. Treats neighbouring joints and structures
  • Holistic approach and treats all joints and areas of the body, looking for the cause of an issue
  • Go by what they feel through palpation
  • Requires 4-5 years university degree training
  • Registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and have their title as an Osteopath protected by law
  • Cranial techniques are used by some osteopaths, where they can detect extremely subtle strains throughout the body


Chiropractic
  • Deals primarily with spinal manipulation, known as ‘adjustments’
  • Most chiropractors do less work through the muscles and other soft tissue structures of the MSK
  • Treatment works primarily with the spine, however can be used to treat the shoulders, hips and knees
  • Chiropractors believe if the structure of the spine is healthy, then the nervous system is healthy
  • A primary complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) not usually offered on the NHS
  • Often tools are used such as the Activator Method
  • Requires 4 years university degree training
  • Registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and have their title as a Chiropractor protected by law


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MORE ON NORTHALLERTON OSTEOPATHS

Along with common complaints such as lower back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, frozen shoulder and sciatica, our highly qualified therapists also treat patients with headaches, insomnia, neurological conditions as well as concerns relating to mental health such as stress and anxiety.

Our clinic is easily accessible from Northallerton and the Hambleton area (Thirsk, Bedale, Great Ayton, Stokesly and Easingwold) and regularly sees patients who travel from Dishforth, Ripon, Darlington, Catterick, Richmond, Yarm, Masham and Boroughbridge.

Therapies
Osteopathy | Cranial Osteopathy | Paediatric Osteopathy | Acupuncture | Massage Therapy | Podiatry | Hypnotherapy | Reflexology | Herbal Medicine

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"I am very pleased with the treatment I receive, and the staff are very helpful and professional. I highly recommend them"
Mrs A Howe, Thirsk


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