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.
Clinic will re-open Monday 1st June
We are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening Monday 1st June. Our decision to re-open is 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 have also been advised by the Institute of Osteopathy that there is a need for the return of private healthcare services to support local communities after eight long weeks of limited activity and staying at home.
To book an appointment please email [email protected]. We are not doing back-to-back appointments so spaces are limited.
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 to not 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 booking as we will not be doing back-to-back appointments.
A brief overview of what to expect when you come to visit us can be found by viewing the Floor Map 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.
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.
Mrs C Hutchinson, Northallerton
Miss A Finley, Northallerton
Mr A Burns, Bedale
Mrs A Thompson, Northallerton
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
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
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
Hip Pain and Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis
Tennis/ Golfer's Elbow
To Aid Relaxation
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.
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?
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.
Mr P Leng, Northallerton
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
Osteopathy | Cranial Osteopathy | Paediatric Osteopathy | Acupuncture | Massage Therapy | Podiatry | Physiotherapy | Hypnotherapy | Psychology | Neuropsychology | Herbal Medicine
Mrs A Howe, Thirsk