Our Cheltenham Osteopath, Olivia Unwin, holds a Masters of Osteopathy and is an Osteopath and Cranial Osteopath and is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide number of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Osteopaths work primarily on the neuromuscular-skeletal system, and also pay attention to relevant psychological and social factors in order to form a diagnosis. They treat the whole person and not just the areas causing symptoms/pain. This is because osteopaths believe the cause can often originate in another area of the body, either from an old injury or as referred pain.
Osteopathy is a system of healthcare and not just a series of techniques applied to the body. It is based on the philosophy that the body should be able to auto-regulate itself in order to maintain a state of health, balance and harmony. The body should be able to adapt and recover from traumatic events, however sometimes this ability to adapt and compensate gets overwhelmed, and may need some assistance.
Our osteopath uses manipulative techniques (where you hear a ‘click’ or a ‘pop’ in a joint similar to chiropractors), as well as cranial techniques. Cranial osteopathy is a gentle and safe approach to treating mechanical strains in the whole body, not just the head as the name implies. Cranial osteopaths simply recognise the importance of the subtle influences of structures within the head and their influence on the whole body.
Common Conditions Treated:
- Back, Neck, Shoulder Pain
- Structural Imbalances
- Pregnancy and childbirth issues
- Babies and Children
Our experienced Osteopath
Olivia Unwin has a wide range of experience, treating patients from all walks of life. She predominantly uses her cranial treatment and has a keen interest in treating babies and especially infantile colic.
A full range of services for treatment and rehabilitation
If we think you would benefit from further help after osteopathic treatment, we can recommend other therapies. We have an experienced physiotherapy team, to assist with rehabilitation and joint stabilisation, while our massage therapists work on the soft tissue areas to further increase joint mobility. Our unique way of working as a healthcare team means referrals are all arranged easily to ensure you always receive the most effective care.
- Initial Consultation £65
- Osteopathy Treatment £46
We politely ask that fees are settled after each visit.
We advise patients that for cancellations within 24hrs we charge 50% of treatment fees.