Osteopathy | Trowbridge Osteopaths

 

© 2018 Trowbridge Osteopaths

 

20 Union Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8RU

 

Tel: 07504 258 927

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment, which is a safe and natural approach to healthcare. It focuses on the musculoskeletal system; the bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues and the way in which this inter-relates to the body as a whole. Our treatment is individually tailored towards every patient and diagnosis is carried out through discussion, observation and touch. Gentle stretching and mobilising techniques as well as joint manipulation are used to help facilitate healing. All osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

We believe in the ethos of a hands on approach. We use soft and deep tissue massage, stretches, joint mobilisations, manipulations and various other techniques to gently and safely bring about healthy changes.

Who do you treat?

Our patients range from children to older adults, athletes to weekend warriors. Conditions treated may include joint pain, back problems, neck pain, frozen shoulders, sports injuries, arthritic pains, osteoarthritis and much more. We treat using traditional structural and sports massage. 

What do you treat?

Many conditions may benefit from osteopathic treatment. However, you do not need to be in pain to visit an osteopath. You may require postural alignment due to imbalances caused by either recreational or occupational activities, or even to release tension that has built up in your body as a consequence of stress. If symptoms persists we will refer you to your GP.

The Osteopaths

Claire Gregory

BSc (Hons) Ost

Claire Gregory is a 2002 graduate from the British School of Osteopathy. She has a keen interest in treating all levels of athletes, and has worked with The British Bobsleigh team, the Samoan Rugby team, and local running clubs.

When she is not working directly with patients, she contributes to the continued improvement of patient safety by working with the General Osteopathic Council. Claire likes to embrace new challenges and enjoys skiing and diving in her spare time. She also has a certificate in fire walking.

Sally Bonnell

BSc Ost

Sally qualified form the London School of Osteopathy with Honours and has since been working in two busy practices within Wiltshire.  Prior to becoming an osteopath Sally specialised in the biomechanics of human movement and Sports injuries. She works with a range of patients from Elite Olympic athletes, military soldiers, babies and individuals from all walks of life within the community.

Sally spent a year a year working within the specialist baby and mother clinic at the LSO and currently treats many babies and mums to be.  She completed an in depth thesis exploring the benefits and use of osteopathy for patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. 

Sally now integrates traditional osteopathic techniques with a whole body approach to movement assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and long-term health. Sally has completed a master class diploma in NAT for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) and works closely with patients to minimize the impact it has on their lack of range of motion and pain. 
 

Ruth Haskew

M Ost

Ruth qualified with a Masters degree from the British School of Osteopathy in 2016, relocating to Wiltshire after several years practicing in Suffolk. Originally working in education and the charity sector, Ruth retrained to pursue her long held interest in the moving body and health care. This interest originated in teenage years spent training and competing nationally in Tae Kwon Do, where Osteopathy greatly aided her performance and injury recovery.

Osteopathic treatment is tailored to you as a whole person, not just symptoms. Ruth aims to give patients a clear understanding of their problem and recovery time, working collaboratively to find a plan for self care to take away with you in addition to any gentle hands on treatment. Ruth can also utilise medical Acupuncture as a part of her treatment.

Ruth’s particular interests include older adults & arthritis, pregnancy related pain and chronic pain. However, as an experienced Sports Massage Therapist and Osteopath, Ruth has worked with a wide variety of people; from office workers, elderly, palliative care, expectant mothers and athletes; working both in clinic and on endurance cycling and running events since 2012.

Ruth is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

James Bentley

BSc (Hons) TCM, BSc (Hons) Ost

James studied Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for five years at Westminster university. He graduated in 1999 with a BSc Honours in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2005 he went onto study Osteopathy for a further five years at Middlesex university, graduating again in 2010 with a BSc Honours in Osteopathy.

James was the head acupuncturist and osteopath for the Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV charity for a total of 19 years working at the London Lighthouse, Charing Cross hospital and St Charles’ hospital in London. He has also taught acupuncture and was a clinical supervisor at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM). In addition, he has worked in private practice as an osteopath and acupuncturist in a variety of multidisciplinary clinics in London and the south / west for the last 20 years.

James is both a member of the General Osteopathic Council and the British Acupuncture Council. He combines osteopathy and acupuncture to treat a variety of ailments. His passion is to integrate his unique understanding of Traditional Chinese medicine and modern manual therapy to holistically treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries and chronic pain syndromes.

Charities we help

Each year, Trowbridge Osteopaths helps a charity by offering treatment in exchange for charitable donations. Claire has helped by providing sports massage to London marathon runners, gone fire walking for Cardiac Risk In The Young, and offered cranial treatment to babies in exchange for donations to the The Starlight foundation and Naomi House, CLIC  and Children's Hospice South West.