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Ian Clutton BSc (Hons) Osteopathy 
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment that focuses on the way parts of the body interplay during illness. Treatments are used to enhance the movement of fluid, muscles and joints to accelerate repair.
Not just is possible to get positive results for things as diverse as glue ear, period pain, insomnia, tinnitus and eye pain depending on each case the chance of success and the current research available will be discussed. So if a condition is not included on this list please ask Ian.
Who can Osteopathy help?
Babies, infants, teenagers, adults and older adults! It can be used during pregnancy.
What does an Osteopathic treatment involve? 
A case history is taken of a patient's medical and health details. If necessary tests are used to evaluate what type of treatment is appropriate.
Osteopaths use their hands to carry out treatment. The techniques used will have been discussed with you and can be changed depending on how quickly the injury is responding.
Some patients are concerned or put off by the clicking of popping treatment, if you are nervous about this, other techniques can be used.
During the examination you may have to undress to your underwear but if you prefer you can wear shorts or leggings and a cropped top.
What is cranial osteopathy? 
It is a misleading term because it can be done all over the body, not just the head. It treats ligaments, joints and connective tissue (fascia). Treatment involves very small movement of the fascia or the individual bones of the skull.
Why do babies need to see an osteopath?
Babies can be born with problems that have been caused by their position during growth in the womb, the birth process or habits in the first month or two. If these problems are not corrected early on, they can lead to difficulties in growth and development, discomfort and problems in later life. In the short-term they can contribute to such things as sleep and eating problems.
Tips for a successful treatment with babies and toddlers
It is easier to treat babies if they are asleep or while they are being fed. Babies can be treated in their prams, on a parents lap or on the treatment couch.
Please explain to small children that are coming for treatment that it will be like a massage i.e. pleasurable and they may need to be still during treatment. Their favourite book,DVD or toy may help.


Arthritic pain
Muscle pain
Acute injuries
Long term aches
Nerve compressions
Migraine headaches
Jaw dysfunction
Tennis elbow
Golfers elbow
Thumb pain
Wrist pain
Joint Sprains 

Achilles problems
Plantar fasciitis
Rotator cuff strain
Impingement syndrome
Frozen shoulder

Whiplash (some)
Tinnitus (some)
Sinusitis (some)
Disc Damage
Flat spots
Feeding difficulties