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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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COVID-19 UPDATE

We are open

We are pleased to announce that we are now open once again. Our decision to re-open came in line with England's gradual loosening of social movement as well as a clear encouragement by NHS England for the rollback of community-level services. We were also advised by the Institute of Osteopathy that there is a need for the return of private healthcare services to support local communities after ten long weeks of limited activity and staying at home.

To book an appointment please call 01609 783 600 or email [email protected].

We have been issued new guidance on face-to-face consultations, which sets out a sequence of patient and practitioner protocols to maximise safe practice and reduce risk of infection for patients, practitioners and our support staff. Here's what to expect.

  • Patients will receive a phone call on the morning of their appointment from their practitioner. This will include a series of triage questions to screen for Covid-19 as well as their consultation to reduce face-to-face time.
  • On arrival patients will wait in their car until their practitioner comes to collect them. Patients arriving on foot will wait in the studio seating area and are encouraged not to arrive too early.
  • Patients will enter the building via the Studio Entrance as a one-way system will be in place.
  • Patients will be asked to wear masks. These will be provided by Northallerton Osteopaths on their arrival.
  • Practitioners will be wearing gloves, masks and aprons.
  • Patients will wash hands on arrival and exit of the premises.
  • Rooms will be cleaned and ventilated between appointments for 30 minutes. This will also reduce crowding in the reception area during payment and appointment booking.

A brief overview of what to expect when you come to visit us can be found by viewing the Patient's Journey here.

If you would like to book an appointment please email [email protected]. As we are not doing back-to-back appointments the appointment spaces are limited. If you would prefer to call, please call and leave a voicemail. We can pick up voicemails remotely from home whilst the clinic is still closed.

In the meantime, we are still posting regular videos to both our Facebook and Youtube pages where patients can learn exercises specific to their condition.

We look forward to seeing you. From everyone at the Northallerton Osteopaths team.

What our patients are saying...

“I visited Northallerton Osteopaths on their first day of re-opening following the lockdown. They advised me of their new procedure over the phone prior to my appointment so i was familar with it before my arrival. Their procedure was very easy to follow and had clearly been well thought out, which was reassurring to me. The whole experience came across as very professional & safe and their clinic hygeine put me at ease. I’m looking forward to my follow up appointment for my neck which is beginning to feel easier already. I would Highly recommend.”
5* Google Review - Mr C Allen, Director of Gold Standard Nutrition


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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 11 practitioners, have 200 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.


Northallerton Osteopaths currently has 11 team members. Between them they offer Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Hypnotherapy, Psychology, Neuropsychology and Herbal Medicine.


"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


Northallerton Osteopaths have become well known in the Hambleton area and across the whole of North Yorkshire for our professional, friendly care. We pride ourselves in offering personalised, patient centred care. The team has 200 years' clinical experience between them.


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Experience & Skills

Our practitioners work together as a team in order to get the best outcome for the individual - which may mean an in-house referral to another practitioner.

Our range of Therapies


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About Us

Northallerton Osteopaths currently has 11 team members made up of 4 Osteopaths, an Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, Medical Herbalist, Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Hypnotherapist and Psychologist.

Meet the Team


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Local Referrals

We have an excellent working relationship with our local GP's as well as hospital consultants across North Yorkshire. We recognise our limitations and will work closely with other professionals if we think that your case is not appropriate for our care

What Can Osteopathy Help?



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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Appointments

We are open Monday to Saturday, offering appointments from 9am-6pm most days.
We have Osteopathy appointments 6 days a week.
Other Therapies may be subject to specific days.
We normally are able to offer you an appointment within 24-48 hours, and we endeavour to see emergencies on the same day.

You don't need a referral to come and see one of our practitioners, and our Osteopaths are covered by major medical insurers.

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Booking

Please call one of our friendly reception team to book an appointment today. Or alternatively arrange for one of our practitioners to call you back to discuss your case in confidence.
Online Booking through our website coming soon.

Above all else, Osteopaths treat the person not the condition. And although Osteopaths are best known for it, we don't just treat backs! During a consultation and examination, all areas of symptoms are taken into account, and the osteopath works with structural imbalances that are present in the body to restore a state of physical balance. Patients often report improvement in many areas of their health, not just the symptomatic area.


Why should you come to Northallerton Osteopaths?

200 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 and weekend appointments available
Easily accessible from Northallerton, Thirsk, Bedale and surrounding areas.





"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


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:

Tai Chi - Mondays 6-7pm
Pilates - Tuesdays 10-11am
Hatha Yoga - Tuesdays 4-5:30pm
Yin Yoga - Tuesdays 6-7:15pm
Hatha Yoga - Tuesdays 7:45-9pm
Hatha Yoga - Wednesdays 6-7:15pm

Yoga Pilates Tai Chi

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 | Physiotherapy | Hypnotherapy | Psychology | Neuropsychology | Herbal Medicine




"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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