Maria Robinson


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benefits of osteopathy


Osteopathy is a gentle system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of conditions such as: neck or back pain, joint or muscular pain, sports injuries, recurring headaches and other aches and pains.

Back problems can lead to pain in the buttocks, hips, groin and legs (commonly known as sciatica). Neck problems can lead to arm pain, jaw problems, pins and needles, headaches and dizziness. Back and neck pain are commonly experienced with over 60% of the UK’s population experiencing back problems at some stage in their lives.

Osteopaths use a hands-on and holistic approach to improve the function of the body. The hands-on nature of the therapy optimises the body’s inherent healing processes, restoring health and well being naturally. The holistic focus means that the body is looked at as a whole, and the health and wellbeing of the individual depends on all of the body’s structures working together in balance. A variety of treatment techniques are used and these may include: gentle mobilisation of joints and tissues, massage and stretching.

Osteopaths undertake a comprehensive educational and training programme which takes 4-5 years and includes a university degree along with extensive training in a clinical environment. As with other healthcare professionals, osteopaths are regulated and must be registered in order to practice. Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently.

What to expect from osteopathic treatment

On your first visit Maria will spend some time taking a medical history, which will include questions about your general health and lifestyle as well as asking you about the symptoms or injuries that you are seeking help with. The first appointment will include a physical examination. It may be necessary you to remove some clothing, so that the areas of the body causing concern can be examined. If you are uncomfortable undressing to your underwear please bring along shorts and a t shirt, or close fitting garment, in order that an effective examination may be undertaken without you feeling uncomfortable. Please do discuss this with Maria if this is something that you are uncomfortable about.

Following the examination, Maria will discuss the diagnosis with you and discuss a course of treatment. This may involve visiting a few times for treatment, some exercises that you can do by yourself and some lifestyle changes.

Is Treatment Osteopathy Painful?

Osteopathy is generally a gentle system of healthcare and Maria will work very hard to make treatment as painless as possible. You may experience some discomfort during and after treatment and Maria will warn you if this is likely to be the case.

For more detail about how osteopathy can help a range of common conditions, please click here.

About Maria

Maria qualified with First Class Masters degree in Osteopathy with the College of Osteopaths at Staffordshire University. Maria takes a professional approach to patient care and is passionate about providing patients with the advice they need to help them to help themselves.

Maria has a background in clinical research and continues to use a research informed approach in the clinic environment, ensuring that advice and treatments incorporate up to date thinking and evidence.

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Maria is registered with the following professional bodies:

General Osteopathic Council. Registration number 9365

link: http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/register-search/

Institute of Osteopathy