our logo

Northallerton Osteopaths Osteopathy & multi-disciplinary healthcare clinic

Feature image

Therapies

Welcome to our Therapies page. Here you will find information on the additional Therapies we offer as well as Osteopathy.

Book Online


Therapies. tsp-springing-fw

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is the recognised and established science of human mechanics; a system of diagnosis and treatment which lays the main emphasis on the structural and mechanical problems of the body.

Our Osteopaths are highly skilled in their sense of touch (palpation) and they use these skills to observe imbalances and dysfunction in the joints and soft tissue structures of the musculo-skeletal system (muscles, ligaments, capsules, fascia and tendons). Once the inter-relationship of these neighbouring structures is understood, they use a range of highly skilled techniques to treat the patient.

Treatments vary from patient to patient but may include:


  • Soft tissue massage
  • Joint articulation with varying degrees of subtlety
  • Rhythmic stretching
  • Joint manipulation
  • High-Velocity-Thrust manipulation (HVT)
  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
  • Exercise prescription


Osteopaths are best known for the treatment in the following areas:

  • Back Ache/Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle tension and inability to relax
  • Joint Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
  • Migraine prevention
  • Hip and Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Pain
  • Tennis/Golfer's Elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Generalised Aches and Pains
  • Lumbago
  • Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive problems
  • Circulatory problems
  • Rheumatic Pain
  • Cramp
  • To Aid Relaxation

For more information, visit our Osteopathy page here.

Guide to Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Chiropractic




“Thank you for help managing my back problems with clear explanations, good advice and healing treatment, all provided in such a friendly, welcoming setting. I’m delighted to recommend you to my friends and neighbours”
Mrs S Reed, Northallerton


Therapies. cranial-osteopathy-fw

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is not different to osteopathy, it is the name given to a subtle and refined approach to osteopathy that follows all the principles of osteopathy, but that includes the anatomy and physiology of the head.

Cranial osteopaths use a highly trained sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality in the living anatomy of the whole body, and to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction.

Through palpation, the osteopath is often drawn to areas in the body that have been affected by past events, such as old accidents and injuries. The body may have learned to compensate for a traumatic event or injury and the patient may be unaware that there is anything wrong, but the effects may still be present and relevant to current symptoms.

Joanna is a Fellow of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy (SCCO), having completed nine modules of the post-graduate cranial osteopathic pathway. She also teaches on the SCCO Paediatric Osteopathy Diploma. She was awarded the Diploma in 2016.

What patients and conditions can cranial osteopathy help?

This approach to osteopathy is a way of viewing the body rather than a type of technique and it can be used on every patient – we treat people not conditions. Cranial osteopathy is widely known for the treatment of babies but is equally effective for children, adults and the elderly. In any osteopathic treatment, the whole body is involved and improvements are often noted in different areas and different systems than just the symptomatic one.

For more information, please visit the SCCO website where there is lots of information about the history and philosophy of cranial osteopathy.




“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


Therapies. babyfeetosteo

Paediatric Osteopathy

Our osteopaths treat babies, children and teenagers. Osteopaths are statutorily regulated primary healthcare professionals, who work in private practice and in NHS settings. All osteopaths are qualified to treat babies and children and many osteopaths hold specialist post-graduate qualifications in paediatric osteopathy, such as those offered by the SCCO.

Our osteopath and clinical director Joanna Waterworth has a special interest in Paediatric Osteopathy. In 2003, she enrolled on the Sutherland Cranial College's Pathway for learning, and in 2010, completed the pathway to become a fellow of the college (FSCCO), one of a handful of osteopaths in the North East to hold this qualification. Recently, she was invited onto the faculty for the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy to develop and deliver their post-graduate Paediatric Osteopathy Diploma. She was awarded the Diploma in 2016.

For more information, please visit the SCCO website where there is lots of information about the history and philosophy of cranial osteopathy and the treatment of babies and young children.




“A huge thank you for helping us after months of torture! Freddie is now 10 months old and a little belter! No more straining, no more Movicol, no more sleepless nights!! He has weaned beautifully and is a very happy and content little boy… thanks to you! We are forever grateful for giving us a sense of ‘normality’ and a very lively little fella! Keep up the good work Jo”
Leanne & Freddie, Northallerton


Therapies. Dry Needling

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. Acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for thousands of years. The focus is on you as an individual, not your illness, and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other. The treatment involves the insertion or very fine needles into specific points on the body to affect the flow of your body’s qi, or vital energy.

Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of conditions such as:

  • Back Pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fertility
  • Cancer Care
  • Migraine
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Rhinitis (hayfever)
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

It is also helpful for a range of gynaecological and obstetric problems including working in partnership to improve IVF outcomes.

Acupressure massage, cupping and moxibustion may also be used during treatment and offered as an alternative to needles.

We also offer specialised facial acupuncture.

For more information on Acupuncture please click here where you will be redirected to the website of our Acupuncturist Stacey Cox




“I recently had acupuncture on my back due to having back ache, thoroughout the entire treatment Stacey remained professional and advised me how the treatment would go from start to finish as this was the first time I had this done. I work in an office and regularly get back aches and pains from work but with receiving this treatment it has massively eased off and my back feels more relaxed I can't recommend this treatment and acupuncturists highly enough”
Kirstie Lambert


Therapies. Podiatry

Podiatry

What is a podiatrist?
A Biomechanical Podiatrist is a clinician that specialises in problems of the lower limb and feet that can affect your lower limb, back and gait.

A biomechanical podiatrist uses off the shelf Orthoses, made to measure Orthoses, pressure deflective insoles, heels raises and shoe modifications.

A new patient appointment lasts on average one hour and a follow up appointment 30 minutes.

How can it help me?
Problems that a biomechanical podiatrist can treat include:

  • Heel pain, including calcaneal spurs and plantarfasciitis
  • Burning/numbness of toes including plantar interdigital neuromas
  • Pain under the ball of the foot including sub metatarsal and intermetatarsal bursitis
  • Hallux valgus/Bunions
  • Clawed toes
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle pain and sprains
  • Hip pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Leg length discrepancies


A biomechanical podiatrist can also help improve your running style, improve your running times, and improve/alter your gait.


Therapies. knee

Physiotherapy

What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.

What physiotherapists do
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.

You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.

Why physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession. Physios use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as:

  • Neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's)
  • Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, arthritis)
  • Cardiovascular (chronic heart disease, rehabilitation after heart attack)
  • Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis).


Physiotherapists work in a variety of specialisms in health and social care.

Osteo vs. Physio. What's the difference?


Therapies. TSP Spring-massage

Massage Therapy

Massage has been used for centuries as a way of aiding relaxation, helping with sleep, as well as relieving anxiety and stress. It is usually a safe therapy for all age groups.

Relaxation Massage
This helps to promote deep relaxation and a sense of calm and relieves anxiety and stress.
Massage signals the brain to release ‘endorphins’ – the chemicals which give us the feelings of wellbeing and are also our natural painkillers. Endorphins reduce the amount of stress hormones (adrenalin and cortisol) that we make – high levels of which these hormones have been shown toslow healing and impair the immune system.
Lymphatic drainage techniques are particularly helpful for releasing tension.

Therapeutic/ Remedial Massage
This style of massage involves working with tissues on a variety of levels and is often used after injury or strain, but can also be used on a regular basis to “maintain” well being. Remedial massage may reduce stress induced muscle tensions.
During treatment we may work on specific ‘trigger points’ where an area of contracted muscle refers pain to a distant area.
This style of massage is an excellent way of helping to ease musculoskeletal problems.

Deep Tissue/ Sports Massage
These types of massage may benefit people participating in sports and regular exercise and those working in demanding physical jobs.
Treatments vary from back and shoulder work, to deep tissue and muscle work of the legs for runners or people playing sport regularly.
These massages may aid the bodies own natural lymph circulation which eliminates toxins and transports nutrients to the cells.

Back, Neck & Shoulder Treatments
Various levels of pain and sometimes loss of mobility can be caused by problems arising from the head, neck and shoulder areas.
Problems may be caused by stress, injury, posture and other lifestyle factors.
Many of our pains and strains are caused by routine activities such as desk and computer based work, repetitive strains from driving, or even awkward sleeping positions.
As a lot of tension is carried in the neck, shoulders and chest, this massage focuses on opening up the chest, relaxing the shoulders and relieving tensions in the back. This treatment combines a number of stretching and passive movements, guiding the joints gently.


Therapies. foot massage

Reflexology

Your feet are like a mirror of your body…they can paint a picture of your health over the last 6-12 months.

There are over 7000 nerve endings in your feet and by treating the reflexes they send nerve signals and stimulate the central nervous system in quite a precise way, which will re-balance your body systems and aid in improving and managing your physical and psychological health.

Up to 75% of illnesses are thought to be stress-related in some form. The aim of reflexology is to encourage your body to heal itself and relieve stress and tension in a totally non-intrusive way, just purely by generating a very deep relaxation within you, which will bring your whole body into total alignment.

Some of the key benefits of reflexology are improved blood circulation, respiratory function, endocrine (hormone) flow, immune activity, pain relief, digestive movement, fatigue, muscle tension, as well as reducing stress and anxiety. It helps detoxify your body by flushing toxins and waste out and thus facilitating better transportation of nutrients, basically it aids the body get to a state of homeostasis (stability), which is the key to life at the end of the day.

The result is a natural balance and you will feel an immense sense of tranquility, calmness and well-being if you make reflexology part of your life. A soothing foot bath prior to your treatment and a relaxing foot massage during and afterwards will enhance your wonderful experience.


Clinical Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnosis?

Simply put, it is an altered state of consciousness. We all go in and out of trance states on a daily basis, for example, day dreaming or driving your car from A to B without remembering exactly how you got there. Even though Hypnotherapy involves the induction of a trance like state, you are not asleep. On the contrary, you are fully in control, and although deeply relaxed, have an enhanced state of awareness. Under hypnosis, you experience a sense of deep relaxation, and your attention is focused on the suggestions made by the therapist. The therapist bypasses your conscious mind and speaks directly to your subconscious mind, making suggestions that will bring about the desired lifestyle changes, firmly planting the seeds of change in your subconscious mind.

What happens during a treatment?
Initially you will be invited to consult with a hypnotherapist so that a full assessment of your problem can be made. This allows you to plan and agree an effective programme of treatment.
If hypnosis is agreed as a way forward, you may then be invited to experience hypnosis by being guided towards a state of deep relaxation, which most people find very pleasant. A full treatment will be made to affect the desired positive changes.

Can I be hypnotised?
Yes, everyone has the ability to enter a hypnotic state, but you must want to be hypnotised. The hypnotherapist does not take over control of your mind and cannot make you do anything that you do not want to. Hypnosis is simply a way of communication with your subconscious mind in order to make changes that are good for you. If you do want to be hypnotised, then hypnosis can work very effectively for you.

What can be helped with Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a very powerful tool in contributing towards the successful treatment of a range of conditions including:

  • Stress, anxiety and panic attacks
  • Sleep problems
  • Chronic fatigue and chronic illness
  • Problems with confidence, self-esteem and assertiveness
  • Body image problems
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Stop smoking
  • Phobias
  • Pain control
  • Tinnitus





"Through a very dark and confused period of my life, Fiona's understanding and compassion became a safe refuge I could rely on. I will remain forever grateful for my time with Fiona"


Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr Annie Hickox has worked as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist for over 35 years, in the NHS and private practice.

Dr Hickox provides comprehensive psychological assessment and therapy for a wide range of problems arising from cognitive, emotional and/or physical health issues. These difficulties may arise from background trauma, family issues, or a combination of current stresses, which may influence the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves, and can become obstacles to getting on with day to day life. She offers a flexible and individually tailored approach to each person’s problems and the context in which these arise. The therapeutic approach depends on the individual’s specific needs and goals, and is based on evidence-based therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.

In addition to psychological therapies, Dr Hickox offers detailed Neuropsychological assessment and cognitive remediation for memory and attention problems arising from brain injury and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

For more information on Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology please follow the link to Dr Annie Hickox's website here.


Therapies. herbal medicine

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is one of the oldest systems of medicine, in fact the World Health Organisation estimates 85% of the World’s population is still dependant on the healing properties of plants for health and treating disease.

Herbalists treats each person as a unique individual and prescribes herbal medicines to obtain or regain optimum health. The condition treated may be of a short or long term nature.

Medical Herbalists are trained in similar diagnostics and clinical skills to orthodox doctors but they treat in a holistic way by seeking and identifying the underlying cause of the problem, not just the symptoms of the disease.


Therapies. yoga

Yoga

We currently have 3 instructors teaching Yoga from our in-house Studio.

Hatha Yoga - Tuesdays 4-5:30pm (Suzanne Calvert)
Yin Yoga - Tuesdays 6-7:15pm (Yvonne Lovatt)
Hatha Yoga – Tuesdays 7:45-9pm (Suzanne Calvert)
Hatha Yoga – Wednesdays 6-7:15pm (Natalie Ward)

What is Yoga?
Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It aims to improve physical and mental health.

A person doing yoga will move from one posture (called asana) to another. For example, the “sun-salutation” contains 12 poses of asanas, one after the other, and is said to help balance body and soul.

Hatha Yoga
There is often a confusion about this branch of Yoga. People think that all Yoga is Hatha. Hatha Yoga is the physical aspect of Yoga, not all Yoga. Hatha can be broken down into 'Ha' meaning Sun and 'Tha' meaning Moon, balancing the Yin and the Yang. A typical Hatha class starts with Pranayama ( breath work), then a series of warm up movements, we then move onto the main asanas (poses) with a focus on alignment before slowly winding down and ending with Savasana (relaxation).

Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga gives us the space to slow down, a chance to stay with our experiences rather than rushing. Yin Yoga focuses on the fascia of the body- connective tissue, tendons and ligaments, together with the joints. Yin Yoga is a very slow practice and works the area of the body 'above the knees and below the navel'. All postures are practised seated or lying down and often held for around 5 minutes. During this sustained hold there is an encouragement of softness and muscle has a chance to release. It gives us a chance to be still and really turn inwards and listen to the body. It can become a deeply relaxing and nurturing practice.

Please note all bookings and general enquires must go direct to Suzanne, Natalie or Yvonne.
Northallerton Osteopaths at Hale House is only a venue for these classes.


Yvonne Lovatt – Yin Yoga
www.mytime.yoga
Tel: 07944 435 718
Email: [email protected]
Facebook - MyTimeYoga

Suzanne Calvert – Hatha Yoga
Tel: 07968 513 867
Email: [email protected]

Natalie Ward – Hatha Yoga
Tel: 07546 695 199
Email: [email protected]
Facebook - Hatha Yoga with Natalie


Pilates

Helen Dixon hosts her Pilates class in the Hale House Studio Tuesdays 10-11am.

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates.
If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the "powerhouse" and is thought to be the key to a person's stability. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner's specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body adapts itself to the exercises.

For all booking enquiries and more information on Pilates with Helen, see www.helenspilates.co.uk.

Please note all bookings and general enquires must go direct to Helen Dixon.
Northallerton Osteopaths at Hale House is only a venue for these classes.


Helen Dixon
www.helenspilates.co.uk
Tel: 07407 053162
Email: [email protected]
Facebook – Helen's Pilates


Tai Chi

David Allerton hosts his Tai Chi classes in the Hale House Studio Mondays 6-7pm. He also does 1-2-1 classes.

Tai Chi is an ancient Martial Art for Health, Well Being and Personal Protection. Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is now practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.

While there's scope for more rigorous research on tai chi's health benefits, studies have shown that it can help people aged 65 and over to reduce stress, improve posture, balance and general mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs.

Please note all bookings and general enquires must go direct to David Allerton.
Northallerton Osteopaths at Hale House is only a venue for these classes.


David Allerton
Tel: 07557 965042
Email: [email protected]
Facebook – Tai Chi North Yorkshire


click
©2020 Northallerton Osteopaths is powered by WebHealer
Website Cookies   Privacy Policy   Admin Login