Julia Kinsey Osteopathy

Julia Kinsey Osteopathy

A Holistic approach to Back Care and Treatment

PHONE: 01625 533813

MOBILE: 07547 631679

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Phone: 01625 533813

OSTEOPATHY for everyone

Our body is a marvel. But in order for it to work in the best way, it needs to be able to function well too.
Perhaps you have been aware of general backache and stiffness for some time? It’s only when the pain becomes harder to dismiss and starts interfering with your daily life, especially your sleep, that you decide to do something about it.

My steps to relieving your pain and changing the cycle of pain going forwards are:

  1. Consultation and treatment – let’s get you out of pain as soon as possible, it can really bring you down!
  2. You start to feel better. How are we going to stop this becoming a recurring theme?
  3. By looking at your weight and body health, we can see where you are in relation to the healthy ranges. Would you like help and advice with your eating?
  4. Increase your general activity which will help with back and joint pain. Let’s look at ways to get you out and about a bit more. You can join me in Nordic Walking around Wilmslow, which fits into most people’s lifestyle. Or let’s talk about alternative ways to get you moving.

Osteopathy can help the following conditions, which may be affecting you:

  • General joint aches and pains, rheumatic pain and arthritic pain
  • General, acute & chronic back pain
  • Neck pain, mechanical or following injury
  • Headache arising from the neck and upper back
  • Minor soft tissue injuries; muscle and tendon strains, ligament sprains

 

Osteopathic treatment in basic terms looks at someone who is in pain and establishes where their pain is coming from and what’s happening in the area of the pain – what structures are under stress and strain.

What happens when you see an Osteopath?

As an osteopath, I look at your whole body from the feet up – how your balance is in each leg, the muscle tone in your calves, your hips, and up your back. Then I look to see if everything is equal and working in sync. Is your posture balanced? Can you do basic spinal movements? If not, what is stopping you?

It might seem as though I look at parts of the body where you don’t have any pain, but I am looking to see how the whole body interrelates so that I can ease that pain for you.

I will offer you an unhurried, thorough assessment of your body frame.

When you see me for a consultation, I will ask you to complete a Health Screening Form and I take a Full Medical History followed by a careful musculoskeletal examination to check your body. People carry a lot of stress from just living and often don’t have the opportunity for that to come out in an eight minute consultation with a GP or a half hour NHS Physio appointment.

I want you to be unhurried and relaxed, so that you can express yourself about what is feeling wrong.

As we work together to find out what the problem is through looking at the functions of your spine, a pattern of dysfunction may start to emerge. Clients often feel relieved to know that their symptoms make sense!

Treatment, for the most part, is very gentle.

Although the affected area may be very sensitive or painful, I will work carefully within your tolerance of pain. Deep muscle massage can be uncomfortable but putting you under too much pain is counter-productive as it will create even more muscle tension. I will use only as much pressure as is necessary to be effective. The minimal necessary force is also used with spinal joint adjustments. I will always stop if you’re feeling too uncomfortable.

What can you expect after your Osteopathic treatment?

You may feel your body change immediately after our consultation.

I can advise you how to manage any post treatment soreness, which is usually short lived and will go away within 48 hours. We can also discuss postural advice and exercises for you to take home and continue.

Please readPatient Information Sheet and Consent Form 

 

My aim is to provide the best care I can for you.  Let’s work together to get you back in control of your body and enjoy a healthy and comfortable life!

 

Click here to contact me and book your initial consultation.

Osteopathy Wilmslow

Weight and Back Care Management

Many people with painful long term joint or back conditions can become less active. This pain sends them on a downward spiral. Reduced activity leads to weight gain, which leads to further joint pain and then restriction of movement.

As part of my osteopathic service, I can help you overcome these problems by increasing your activity in a managed way as well as monitoring your weight for no extra charge.

If you would like help with reducing your weight, we can discuss what you eat on a daily basis and the time you eat it during a typical day. I will ask you to record it in a Food Diary. This gives us a starting point to discuss what changes may need to be made in your daily eating pattern when we compare it to National Dietary Guidelines.

We will look at your diet to make sure you are getting the best vitamins and minerals necessary for optimum bone and joint health.

I am also able to supply products which can aid weight management such as Slimroast Weight Management Coffee.

Bringing your weight down will reduce stress on your joints and lead to less pain.

We can monitor your progress using a medically approved Body Composition Analyser , which calculates your:

  • Bone and Muscle Mass
  • Basal Metabolic Rate
  • % Body Fat

One way to help you become more active and improve your posture and walking gait is through Nordic Walking Technique click here to find out more information about how this can help. 

If you would like to discuss any of these issues with me, please call me on 01625 533813 / 07547 631679 or click here to contact me and book your initial consultation.

Blood Pressure and Body Composition Analysis

Another part of my service to clients is free blood pressure check-ups.

I can also give advice on how to change your diet and lifestyle to encourage a healthy blood pressure measurement.

I register annually with Blood Pressure UK to take part in their “Know Your Numbers” campaign to encourage members of the public to get their blood pressure checked. Every September during ‘Blood Pressure Week’, I register the clinic to become one of the recognised “Blood Pressure Stations” in the UK. This is to invite members of the public to come and get their blood pressure checked. Undiagnosed high blood pressure can be a silent killer so I encourage anyone, who doesn’t know what their blood pressure is, to get a free check during one of the organised ‘walk in’ blood pressure clinics I offer.

Alongside weight and blood pressure analysis, I offer clients the opportunity to have a Body Composition Analysis using a medically approved and yearly calibrated Tanita Body Composition Analyser.

This analyser provides accurate body composition results (such as body fat percentage and body fat mass) using the latest advanced Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology.

This gives you a true indicator of your inner health.

With regular check-ups we can monitor your progress as you try to improve your health and wellbeing through exercise, diet and lifestyle.

BODY FAT PERCENTAGE AND BODY FAT MASS

Body Fat Percentage is the proportion of fat to the total body weight. Body Fat Mass is the actual weight of fat in your body.

Body fat is essential for maintaining body temperature, cushioning joints and protecting internal organs.

The energy (or calories) that our body needs comes from what we eat and drink. Energy is burned through physical activity and general bodily functions. If you consume the same number of calories as you burn, all the calories are converted into energy. But if you consume more than you burn, excess calories are stored in fat cells. If this stored fat is not converted into energy later, it creates excess body fat.

Too much fat can damage your long-term health.

Reducing excess levels of body fat has been shown to directly reduce the risk of certain conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.

Too little body fat is also undesirable as this may lead to osteoporosis in later years, irregular periods in women and possible infertility.

Using this analyser, I can offer you advice and support to improve your diet and activity levels to bring your body composition measurements into normal healthy levels.

For more information please contact me on 01625 533813 / 07547 631 679 or click here to contact me to discuss this further.

Blood Pressure Checks

Wilmslow Care Home Osteopathic Service

One of my particular passions is working in the Wilmslow community and especially with local Wilmslow care homes and their residents.

I offer a Wilmslow care home osteopathic service to the older adult community, especially those within warden control flats or independent living care homes.

These are for people who can’t get out to my clinic and perhaps find the physical effort to get out and come to me is just too much.

I have previously done work with Carrs Court in Wilmslow and the local Wilmslow community. I have undergone specific training to help and advise those with disability and stable medical conditions to exercise safely.

I offer a portable Wilmslow care home osteopath consultation service, bringing with me a treatment table and anything else I need to treat older adults in their own homes. I treat them in their own environment where they feel safe and familiar.

Perhaps you have parents in a care home setting, either independent living or council run in the Wilmslow area?

I have also been trained in Chair Based Exercise to be able to provide a 1 hour weekly seated exercise class in the Wilmslow community for a minimal charge per person based in a main care home lounge where I go through all the joints to get them moving in a seated position and get the residents moving about.

It’s an easy exercise routine to follow each time so that they learn the movements and can do it for themselves at other times if they need to.

The idea is that they don’t need to wait for another week before I come back – whenever they feel stiff or haven’t moved, they can do the exercises I have taught them.

Contact me if you’re interested in getting something organised for your family member and I can speak to the care home involved.

Social activity is good for their memory, learning something new to add to their daily routine, plus the exercises help with coordination and building muscle mass.

My seated exercise class helps with fall prevention too.

Older adults can fall because they feel unsteady. This can happen if they’re spending a lot of time sitting and then need to get up to use the toilet, for example, they can have a drop in blood pressure.

I teach them to get their body moving a little bit before they need to get up. Get them into the habit of getting their system moving first – a few calf pump exercises particularly – to help prepare their body into getting up. This then stops them from feeling wobbly and falling, stumbling or losing their footing.

If you would like a free chat about how I could help your Wilmslow care home residents with their mobility, please call 01625 533813  / 07547 631679

or please click here to get in contact with me to discuss this further

Nordic Walking Technique

“I can help you to improve your posture and walking gait”

I have a particular interest in helping you find a long-term solution for your back and joint care. One of the ways you can overcome the problems caused by inactivity, poor posture and weight gain is using Nordic Walking Technique in Wilmslow.

I believe that the benefits of this technique can really break you out of the cycle of inactivity and weight gain from being inactive and in pain.

I personally find it very helpful for my own musculoskeletal health and wellbeing and I’d really like to share the benefits of this with you.

As a qualified Nordic Walking Instructor in Wilmslow, I can help you learn Nordic Walking Technique.

Walking using Nordic Walking poles enhances the natural shoulder and arm swing movement that should accompany a normal walking pattern.

“Let me help relieve your pain and get you going!”

Nordic walking is a full-body exercise that’s easy on the joints and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. As a qualified Nordic Walking Instructor, I can offer to introduce you to the many benefits of Nordic Walking Technique by giving you one-to-one Nordic Walking tuition in Wilmslow as part of your consultations with me.

I can help you become much more aware of the correct heel/toe movement you should feel through your feet as you walk using this technique. Using Nordic Walking poles engages the upper body muscles, bringing about forward body propulsion. Walking this way uses more skeletal muscles.

It’s a great calorie burner!

By experiencing the benefits you feel from the muscles that are being engaged as you walk with the poles, the aim is to reproduce the same upright posture, arm swing and heel to toe movement when you walk without the poles!

Walk your 10,000 steps with me!

We can easily walk out a good part of those steps in one session! All classes are available on request, but please contact me for more information on regular Nordic Walking classes in Wilmslow.

If you’d like to discuss anything mentioned above, please call me on 01625 533813 / 07547 631679.

About Me

My name is Julia Kinsey and I’ve been an osteopath for 25 years.

I’m from a medical family and always wanted a career in healthcare, but I didn’t really want to do it in a hospital setting.

Instead, I wanted to be community based and have the freedom to offer people more time to help them, so they don’t feel like they are on a waiting list or a conveyor belt of care.

I graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1991 and became an Associate Osteopath in a practice in Cambridge. Since 1999, I’ve lived and worked in Wilmslow as an Osteopath in my own clinic.

My passion is to treat clients in a 1:1 setting without a hurried consultation time.

This means we have the opportunity to discuss your concerns in a relaxed setting and also deal with any other factors that come up through the consultation.

Throughout my career, I’ve had lots of experience working with different therapists and clinics, as well as working in my own clinic.

My other passion is working out in the community, offering treatments and Seated Exercise Classes to those in residential and care homes in the Wilmslow area.

Over the years I’ve been in practice, I’ve seen people of all ages and occupations.

It may be surprising, but I’ve found that manual work and heavy lifting are not the major causes of the pain that many people see me about.

My most frequent patients are those in the 35-55 age group with occupations that mean they remain seated most of the day.

Prolonged sitting without proper back support and desks set up in the wrong position can result in repetitive strain to areas of the spine. This, combined with wear and tear changes that happen in the spine in this age range, starts to take its toll resulting in aches and pains.

I am AXA PPP and BUPA registered.

I’m also registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) , which regulates all osteopaths to ensure we maintain a strict code of professional conduct and continue to update and refresh our knowledge.

Why don’t you contact me to let me know what is concerning you?

25th Anniversary Celebration

Presentation of Diploma of Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy by HRH The Princess Royal in 1991

25th Anniversary, Presentation of Diploma of Osteopathy by HRH Princess Royal in 1990 to Julia KInsey

Osteopathic Treatment Initial Consultation and Treatment

The first consultation and treatment. Lasts approx. 1 hour. Click to contact and make an appointment.

Book Here£45 (1 Hour)

Osteopathic Subsequent treatments

Ongoing appointments to continue treatment. Also as part of your care I offer free analysis and advice about diet and nutrition to help …

Book Here£45

Nordic Walking Initial Instruction

One-to-one or small group tuition to introduce you to the many benefits of Nordic Walking Technique (1hr).

Book Here£15 or £10 pp (group rate)

Nordic Walking Subsequent lessons

I organise walks in local parks around Wilmslow such as The Carrs Park, Styal Country Park and the Bollin Valley Way. Poles provided.

Book Here £10

Wellbeing Walks

Wellbeing Walks in Wilmslow. Nordic Walking poles provided free or just come for a walk without the poles! £5 goes to The British Heart …

Book Here£5.00 (1 hour)

Wilmslow Care Home Seated Exercise Class

I can arrange and hold a 1 hour seated exercise class with residents of Wilmslow care homes. Contact MeTBC

Have a look around

Waiting area at Julia Kinsey Osteopathy 6C Hawthorn Lane Wilmslow
Consulting room at Julia Kinsey Osteopathy Wilmslow

What my clients say

“I have been visiting Julia ever since a bad car accident to help with mobility in my back. The treatment has worked wonderfully and now I am able to live life as normal.”

Kay B (Prestbury)

“I suffer from a stiff lumbar section of my spine owing to the fact I grew up  on a farm and played far too much rugby! I also have a largely sedentary lifestyle and spend a lot of time at the desk or in the car. I regularly see Julia who manipulates my spine to ensure flexibility and to relax the acute  condition. A while ago the condition was quite painful but now I am pain free, in the main. I would have no hesitation in recommending Julia to anyone, and have done so over the years.”

Giles S (Wilmslow)Giles S (Wilmslow)

“I first went to Julia with back pain which gave me migraines. I’m now in a much better place and that is in large part thanks to Julia. She is a first rate professional who blends her different areas of expertise to provide a very personalised service. She is part of a network which allows her provide additional trusted services. She is also a really nice person, not essential but it helps!”

Ian W (Wilmslow)Ian W (Wilmslow)

“Julia has helped me greatly with deep-set neck tension. After having tried many therapies over several years, she was the first person who managed to diagnose the root cause of the problem.”

Eduardo P (Wilmslow)Eduardo P (Wilmslow)

Accreditations

Events, News, Nordic Walking/16th May 2018

An Introduction to Nordic Walking

What is Nordic Walking?

Founded in Finland and used as a cross-country skiing summer training method.  Nordic walking uses specially designed poles to engage the upper body during fitness walking. Involving the upper body takes some of the effort from the lower limbs and propels the body forward. This makes …

read more
News/25th April 2018

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

In the UK, one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 will fracture a bone.

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the usually strong support struts that make up the inside of most bones becomes thinner, which can lead to bones becoming fragile and breaking easily, resulting in pain and disability.

read more

Osteopathy/25th March 2018

Avoiding Back Pain While Gardening

Top tips to avoid Back Pain while Gardening

When the spring arrives it’s tempting to get out in the garden and do as much as we can while the weather is dry! Repetitive actions such as weeding, digging and using the wheelbarrow can lead to back trouble. Here are some tips to help our backs from becoming …

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News/23rd March 2018

Is Back Pain Treatment Useless?

Experts warn Back Pain treatment is useless

The Times, 22 March 2018 had a front page article about the current medical treatments for back pain:

Back pain is the world’s leading cause of disability but a series in ‘The Lancet’ medical journal stated it is routinely badly …

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Events, News, Nordic Walking/1st February 2018

Fundraising for the British Heart Foundation

Wilmslow Wellbeing Walks

I’m raising money for the British Heart Foundation during February 2018 and I’d be so grateful for your support.

The BHF is the nation’s heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research, which has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.  …

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News/3rd January 2018

January - Love Your Liver Month!

Do You Love Your Liver?

Love your Liver! The liver is the largest gland, and the largest solid organ in the body. If you place your right hand over the area under the ribs on the right side of your body it will just about cover the area of your liver.

It holds approximately 13% of your total blood supply at any …

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Events/18th November 2017

Runners Events - Preventing DOMS

Preventing DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

Many people take part in running events to raise money for charities

I’ve been helping runners prepare for events for years and willing to offer a …

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News, Nordic Walking/30th October 2017

Wilmslow Health Walks - Lose weight and get more active

Wilmslow Health Walks

I am introducing Health Walks for people who’d like to get more active and lose weight with a bit of support.  Many of us find that controlling our weight can be difficult from time to time. Many of us also feel we’d like to exercise more and eat more carefully but need some help to get …

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Osteopathy/21st October 2017

Helping back pain through sleep

Why is Sleep Important in helping Back Pain?

When back pain affects you, you might despair of ever getting a good nights sleep. Not getting enough sleep or poor quality sleep can actually make you more sensitive to pain. It can be a vicious circle if back pain makes it harder to sleep and when you can’t sleep your back …

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Events/18th April 2017

On Your Feet Britain Challenge

On Your Feet Britain Challenge

Take a stand for workplace health

Challenge yourself to sit less & move more at work!

First official guidelines say … read more
Events, News/29th January 2017

Raising funds for - local GB Athlete - Dominic O'Gara

Team Wilmslow CAM Clinic raising funds for Local GB Athlete

On 28th January 2017 the team at Wilmslow CAM Clinic swam 34 lengths each to help raise funds for a local GB snowboarding athlete.

The funds raised will help towards GB Snowboardcross team rider Dominic O’Gara’s current race season training. The GB …

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News/21st January 2017

Fact or Fiction? - Diet Myths

Fact or Fiction?

Busting diet myths

So, how do you tell the difference between a faddy diet and one which will help you lose weight at a sensible rate and keep it off?
Look out for the warning signs and beware of these common dieting myths:

Diet Myth 1 – Skipping breakfast is a …

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Osteopathy/4th October 2016

Do you need an Osteopathic 'MOT'?

Osteopathic ‘MOT’ as we get older

Our bodies can be likened to a car that needs regular servicing and maintenance as we get older!  We can sometimes feel aches and tensions in our body frame as we get older and a presumption is made that this is to be ‘expected’ and all part of getting older.  …

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Events, Nordic Walking/27th September 2016

Mindful Nordic Walking - Forthcoming Workshops

Mindful Nordic Walking

Walk well with a relaxed body and mind

Mindful Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to engage the upper body during walking. Involving the upper body takes some of the effort from the lower limbs and propels the body forward. It can help you to …

read more
News/23rd September 2016

Weight Management Coffee

Introducing:

SlimRoast – Weight Management Coffee

I’m pleased to introduce a weight management product, Slimroast Weight Management Coffee, which I feel confident will be helpful for clients wanting to lose weight to help their back and joint conditions.

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Events, Osteopathy/17th September 2016

BackCare Awareness Week 3rd-8th October 2016

BackCare Awareness Week – Caring For Carers

The UK is home to 7 million unpaid carers. These are people who provide care and support to an ailing or disabled family member, friend or neighbour on an ongoing basis. They represent an unpaid and often invisible workforce that saves the Government a staggering £119 billion every year – …

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Events, News/15th September 2016

Blood Pressure Awareness Week Update

Know Your Numbers Week 12-18th September 2016

All week I have been offering free walk- in blood pressure checks for Blood Pressure Awareness Week.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage adults to know their own blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain …

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Osteopathy/13th August 2016

Slipped Disc

What is a “slipped disc”?

The first thing to say about a slipped disc is that it hasn’t “slipped”! This is a complete misnomer as discs can’t slip, they are held in place with strong ligaments.  However, they can bulge and press against a nerve root in the spine and worse case…can …

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Events/12th June 2016

Holistic-Health-Event Sunday 03/07/2016 - 10:30-1:30pm

Heatons Health Hub

Holistic Health Event – Ever wanted to know more about Alternative and Complementary Therapies but didn’t know who to ask?

 Well ask us!

Therapists will be on hand to give you advice and demonstrations on:

Sunday 3rd July 2016, … read more

Osteopathy/26th May 2016

This Is Spinal Manipulation

Why do I hear a ‘Click’ during spinal manipulation?

Osteopaths use a technique called High Velocity Thrust (or HVT) This is a safe, relatively gentle spinal manipulation to restore normal movement and function in the joints of the spine. It takes the joint just slightly further than it is used to going. Although it …

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News, Osteopathy/18th May 2016

25th Anniversary Celebration

June is the beginning of my 25th Anniversary as an Osteopath!

When I graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in London in 1991, osteopathy was largely an unregulated profession. Anyone could call themselves an osteopath with little or no formal training. It wasn’t until the passing of the Osteopaths Act in 1993, …

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Clinic Address

Wilmslow CAM Clinic, 6C Hawthorn Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1AA
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Tel: 01625 533 813 / 07547 631 679
Email: enquiries@juliakinseyosteopathy.co.uk

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