At the Ferring Osteopathic Clinic we welcome patients of all ages for holistic healthcare designed to treat the whole body. Osteopathy is a manual medicine that diagnoses and treats the musculoskeletal and neurological systems in the body to relieve patients of their symptoms of back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries and arthritis. More specialised techniques can be used to treat children, babies and women during pregnancy.
Lauren Barber is a fully qualified GOSC registered Osteopath and member of the British Osteopathic Association who practices here at the Ferring Osteopathic Clinic as well as three other practices in the Sussex area. She trained at the European School of Osteopathy in Kent for four years and graduated in 2011.
She uses a range of treatment techniques including deep soft tissue and sports massage, spinal manipulation, joint mobilisation and cranial osteopathy and can provide advice on exercises, stretches, posture, ergonomics in the workplace, gait analysis, nutrition, stress and pain relief.
There are many pain-causing tissues within the body and it is important for the Osteopath to locate the source of pain to treat the condition appropriately and effectively. In order to do this, the Osteopath needs to take a thorough case history and conduct a series of orthopaedic & neurological testing to assess and diagnose the true source of pain.
Osteopaths use a wide range of techniques to treat the body. These mainly include – massage, spinal manipulation, joint articulation and muscle stretching which directly enhances the structural balance of the musculoskeletal system. Osteopaths also use cranial techniques which balance the fluid and membranous systems in the body to alleviate areas of pressure and strain within the body.
Once a diagnosis has been ascertained the Osteopath can prescribe corrective stretching, exercises, formulate a rehab program and provide advice on pain relief and postural adjustment for both acute and chronic injuries. The Osteopath will explain the prognosis of the condition which will detail exactly how many treatment sessions may be necessary and how long it may take for the symptoms to subside.
The backbone of Osteopathy is that it is a preventative medicine. To continue practising in this way, we provide long term after care maintenance treatment for all our patients following an accident or injury. This is to prevent the symptoms from returning and to keep the body in a healthy state of alignment and balance long after the initial course of treatment. Our aim is to keep you active, mobile and pain free for as long as possible so that you can enjoy life to the fullest.
To book an appointment please ring the clinic on 01903 245030 Alternatively, you can speak to an Osteopath on 07590 901302 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions or queries Lauren would be happy to answer them, please feel free to pop into the clinic during opening hours to discuss if Osteopathy can provide the right treatment for you.