Osteopathy

Osteopathy-Kettering at Woodland Hospital

Osteopathy-Kettering is a new service provided through the Physiotherapy department at the Woodland Hospital, one of Northamptonshire’s leading private hospitals located in Kettering.

Our resident Osteopath provides a professional, confidential service combining assessment, diagnosis, education on exercise and lifestyle, and the full range of therapeutic osteopathic treatment.

Osteopathy-Kettering offers patients the highest quality of professional care in a safe, caring and cost-effective environment, with the minimum of waiting time.

Please call 01536 536814 for further advice on available treatments

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.  Osteopathy is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body. 

It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. 

To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring. 

Most people think of Osteopaths as ‘back specialists’. However osteopaths treat many conditions, associated with Joints, Muscles, Ligaments, Nerves, and any other related mechanical problems. Osteopathic treatment does not target symptoms only but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance.

Where is the clinic?

The Osteopathic clinic is located within the Physiotherapy Department. This is located in the purpose built Schofield House at the top end of the hospital car park.

Our Consulting Osteopath

Alex Hamilton has been working as an Osteopath within the Kettering area since 1999. 

Graduating from the British School of Osteopathy with Honors, Alex first practiced in a sports injury clinic in Dunstable, treating international and local sportsmen and women, as well as wide ranging bio-mechanical complaints, from local patients.

Alex also worked within Leighton Buzzard as the NHS contracted Osteopath, working closely with the local GPs to develop a better understanding of the benefits of Osteopathic treatment for local people. 

For the last 12 years he has worked successfully in private practice within Kettering and surrounding areas developing a reputation for excellence in patient care. 

As with all registered Osteopaths Alex is required to renew his registration each year and is provided with an annual license to practice. As part of this process, the General Osteopathic Council checks that osteopaths have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and of good character, and have met mandatory continuing professional development requirements.

Insured Patients

Alex is recognised by all major Insurance Companies. If you have medical insurance, you must contact your insurer prior to your visit. Your insurer will advise you whether your policy will cover the cost of the treatment and the processes necessary for a claim to be paid.

Self Pay Patients

We are pleased to provide Osteopathy to patients paying their own fees at a competitive price. However, we do ask you to pay immediately after each treatment at the Physiotherapy reception desk before leaving. This can be settled using a debit or credit card, or cash. 

Please note that patients who receive reimbursement direct to themselves from their insurance, e.g. HSA should also pay at the time of treatment.

What to Wear

The Osteopath will need to examine the affected areas of the body. Appropriate clothing should be worn. 

Loose fitting shorts, Leggings, and Tank tops for Ladies, and Shorts for gentlemen will allow the practitioner to see the full range of movement of the body, without hindering there mechanics in any way.

 

Please call 01536 536814 for further advice on available treatments

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