At GDOC, we are dedicated to providing exceptional osteopathic care to help our patients achieve optimal health and well-being. With over 20 years' experience, we are committed to delivering personalised treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of each individual.
Our clinic offers a warm, welcoming environment where patients can feel comfortable and confident in their treatment. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms, and strive to resolve acute injuries and manage chronic conditions.
Our approach to osteopathy is grounded in a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. We use a range of techniques, including soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, and spinal manipulation, to help relieve pain, improve mobility, and promote healing. Importantly, we aim to inform and empower you to understand and manage your own health and well-being.
Whether you are seeking relief from a specific condition or looking to improve your overall health and well-being, we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start your journey towards optimal health.
Full treatment to diagnose and address musculoskeletal issues with manual techniques like massage and joint mobilisation.
Our same-day treatment option is here to help. Choose this option to secure an appointment with our expert osteopaths and get the care you need without delay.
A follow up appointment for returning patients who have had their last appointment within the last 6 months
Comprehensive osteopathic treatment to meet your unique health needs that include but are not limited to:
We believe in self-reflective practice and staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques. We regularly attend conferences, seminars, and workshops to expand our expertise. Our commitment to evidence-based care means that our patients can trust that they are receiving the best possible treatment for their condition.
We understand that every patient is unique, which is why we take a tailored approach to each individual. Effective communication and collaboration between the osteopath and the patient is crucial to achieving optimal results. Our friendly team will always take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have throughout your treatment journey. We are passionate about helping our patients live their lives to the fullest, free from pain.
With over 20 years of experience, we've had ample time to develop our expertise, clinical judgement, and establish a reputation of trust among our patients. Over the years, we've encountered a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and have gained a deep understanding of how to effectively diagnose and treat them. Our reputation of trust has been built on a foundation of consistent and high-quality care over the years and we are proud to continue providing this level of service to our patients.
Osteopathy is a holistic healthcare approach that focuses on treating the whole person, rather than just their symptoms or specific conditions. Osteopaths use a hands-on, non-invasive approach to help restore the body's natural function and encourage self-healing.Osteopathy differs from other types of healthcare in several ways.
Firstly, osteopathy emphasises the importance of the musculoskeletal system in overall health and well-being. Osteopaths believe that by restoring proper alignment and function to the musculoskeletal system, the body can better heal itself and prevent future health problems.
Secondly, osteopathy is non-invasive and drug-free. Osteopaths use gentle, hands-on techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, and spinal manipulation to treat a wide range of health conditions. Unlike some other healthcare approaches, osteopathy does not rely on drugs or surgery to achieve results.
Finally, osteopathy is holistic and patient-centered. Osteopaths take into account a patient's medical history, lifestyle, and unique needs to develop a personalised treatment plan that addresses the root cause of their health concerns. Osteopaths also emphasise patient education, empowering patients to take an active role in their own healthcare and make positive lifestyle changes to support their overall well-being.
Osteopathy can be effective in treating a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions, including:
Back and neck pain
Joint pain and stiffness
Headaches and migraines
Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
Menstrual pain and irregularities
Pregnancy-related pain and discomfort
Infant and childhood health issues, such as colic, constipation, and developmental delays.
Osteopathy is a holistic approach to healthcare and it can often help to alleviate symptoms and improve overall health and well-being.
Osteopaths use a range of hands-on techniques to treat a wide variety of health conditions.
Some of the most common techniques used by osteopaths include:
Soft tissue massage - to relax tense muscles and improve circulation
Joint mobilisation - to gently move joints within their normal range of motion
Spinal manipulation - to gently realign vertebrae and improve spinal mobility
Myofascial release - to release tension in the connective tissue surrounding muscles and organs
Trigger point therapy - to release knots and tightness in muscles
Cranial osteopathy - to gently manipulate the skull and promote relaxation
Muscle energy techniques - to improve joint function and release muscle tension
Strain-counterstrain - to ease muscle and joint pain by positioning the body in a comfortable position
Visceral manipulation - to release tension in the organs and improve their function.
Osteopaths will typically use a combination of these techniques during a treatment session, tailored to the individual needs of the patient. Osteopathic treatment is generally gentle and non-invasive, and patients typically experience a sense of relaxation and relief after a session.
Yes, osteopathy is generally considered to be a safe and effective form of healthcare. Osteopaths are highly trained healthcare professionals who have completed extensive education and training to become licensed and registered. They are required to meet strict standards of practice and adhere to ethical guidelines to ensure patient safety.
Osteopathy is a non-invasive approach that focuses on natural, gentle techniques to restore balance and function to the body. Osteopaths will always take a thorough medical history and perform a physical examination to determine the most appropriate course of action for each patient. They will also discuss any potential risks or side effects associated with treatment and take steps to minimise these risks.
Like any form of healthcare, there is always some degree of risk involved with osteopathy. However, the risk of serious complications is very low, and the vast majority of patients experience only minor and temporary side effects such as soreness or mild discomfort after treatment. Overall, osteopathy is a safe and effective form of healthcare that can help to alleviate a wide range of health conditions and improve overall well-being.
The number of osteopathy appointments you will need, and how often, will depend on a variety of factors, including the nature and severity of your condition, your overall health, and your individual goals and preferences.
For acute conditions, such as a sudden injury or strain, you may only need one or two osteopathy appointments to help alleviate pain and restore function. For chronic or ongoing conditions, such as arthritis or back pain, you may need more frequent appointments over a longer period of time.
Osteopaths typically recommend an initial course of treatment consisting of several sessions, which may be scheduled weekly or bi-weekly. This allows the osteopath to assess your response to osteopathy and adjust their approach as needed to ensure the best possible outcomes.
After the initial course of treatment, you and your osteopath will discuss the frequency and duration of future appointments. Some patients benefit from ongoing maintenance appointments, while others may only need occasional or as-needed appointments.
Ultimately, the number and frequency of osteopathy appointments you will need will depend on your individual needs and goals. Your osteopath will work with you to develop a personalised plan that is tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
Office: The Old Exchange, Mill Lane, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1BG
Please park in the Co-Op Car Park, White Street, CM1 1BD, and walk across Mill Lane to The Old Exchange
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