Please use the booking form provided below to arrange an appointment.
Please use the booking form provided below to arrange an appointment.
For emergency appointments outside of these times, please send an enquiry.
Prior to any face to face appointments, a free telephone consultation will be offered to discuss your condition and general health.
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 ache 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. Osteopathy can help this.
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 establish where your pain is coming from. What’s happening in the area of the pain? What structures are under stress and strain? This guides me towards the best way to ease that pain for you.
This will mean that when I see you face to face, all the information has been already given so I can give you a careful musculoskeletal examination and treatment in the contact time we have. I will then complete a CASE HISTORY FORM.
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. My patients often feel relieved to know that their symptoms make sense!
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.
For more information: CONTACT ME
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My aim is to provide the best care I can for you taking all the necessary COVID-19 safeguarding precautions for a face to face consultation.
Let’s work together to get you back in control of your body and enjoy a healthy and comfortable life!
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. Osteopathy 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.
The above sheet will provide patient information that you may like to know prior to having an osteopathic consultation.
It is necessary for me to complete the Health Screening form with you before your consultation, so I am aware of details about your general health. This is to ensure I provide appropriate treatment and advice.
Please CONTACT ME with any queries
Did you know osteopathy can identify problems related to sports and training? This is by looking at the muscles, bones and tissues affected by injury, postural problems, and training. As a result, this can provide a broad approach which helps to identify wider issues which can contribute to a localised pain or specific complaint. Osteopaths focus on the whole body to find out what is out of balance.
Following a full functional assessment, the problems can be treated using massage, physical manipulation, muscle stretching. As a result, this ensures your body is in its optimum state and you can function well and confidently.
Sports osteopathy can diagnose and treat current sporting injuries. It can also help in trying to prevent other sporting injuries. Seeing an osteopath regularly means you can enjoy a body that is more ‘in tune’. By doing this the risk of injury can be reduced, regardless of what sporting activities you do.
A routine visit for sports osteopathy can help:
For years I’ve been helping runners prepare for events (see here). In return for raising funds for charities, I am willing to offer a reduction in fees for my services for charity runners with pre and post-run treatment.
For more information, please CONTACT ME
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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.
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.
We can monitor your progress using a BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSER , which calculates your:
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 CONTACT ME or call me on 01625 533813 / 07547 631679
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It provides accurate body composition results. For instance, body fat percentage and body fat mass. It uses Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology.
As you try to improve your health, regular check-ups monitor your progress. This is through exercise, diet and lifestyle.
Fat Mass is the actual weight of fat in your body. Body Fat Percentage is the proportion of fat to the total body weight.
Our body needs energy that comes from what we eat and drink. Energy is burned through physical activity and general bodily functions.
When you consume more than you burn, excess calories are stored in fat cells. Stored fat that is not converted into energy creates excess body fat.
Reducing excess levels of body fat can directly reduce the risk of certain conditions. These include heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.
Too little body fat is also undesirable. It can lead to osteoporosis in later years. It can also causes irregular periods in women and possible infertility.
Using this analyser, I will offer you advice and support. The aim is to improve your diet and activity levels. As a result, this will bring your body composition measurements into normal healthy levels.
Do you want to change your diet and lifestyle for a healthy blood pressure measurement? Undiagnosed high blood pressure is a silent killer. You can have a free check during your appointment with me.
For more information CONTACT ME or call 01625 533813 / 07547 631 679
One of my particular passions is working in the Wilmslow community. I offer a Wilmslow Care Home Osteopathic Service with local Wilmslow care homes and their residents. This includes those within warden control flats or independent living care homes.
I have previously done work with the local Wilmslow community. The specific training I have undergone enables me to help and advise those with DISABILITY AND STABLE MEDICAL CONDITIONS to exercise safely.
I offer a portable Wilmslow care home osteopath consultation service. I bring a treatment table and anything else I need. Treating these clients in their own environment helps them feel safer.
I have also been trained in CHAIR BASED EXERCISE . I am 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. I go through all the joints to get them moving in a seated position and get the residents moving about. 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.
Social activity is good for their memory, learning something new to add to their daily routine. The exercises help with coordination and building muscle mass.
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 help. This prepares their body into getting up. As a result it can stop 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 discuss this any further.
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 personally find it very helpful for my own musculoskeletal health and wellbeing. 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.
Nordic walking is a full-body exercise that’s easy on the joints. It is 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. You cab have 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. This helps bring about forward body propulsion. Walking this way uses more skeletal muscles.
You will experience the benefits 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!
We can easily walk out a good part of those steps in one session! All classes are available on request. 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.
I’m from a medical family and always wanted a career in healthcare. However, I didn’t really want to do it in a hospital setting. Instead, I wanted to be community based. I felt this gave me more freedom to offer people more time to help them.
I graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1991. After which I 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.
This means we have the opportunity to discuss your concerns in a relaxed setting. We can 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.
Over the years I’ve been in practice, I’ve seen people of all ages and occupations.
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’m also registered with the GENERAL OSTEOPATHIC COUNCIL (GOsC). This regulates all osteopaths to ensure we maintain a strict code of professional conduct. it also ensures we continue to update and refresh our knowledge.
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Presentation of Diploma of Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy by HRH The Princess Royal in 1991
Photos courtesy of RTK Photography
The first consultation and treatment. Lasts approx. 1 hour.Book Here£55 (1 Hour)
Ongoing appointments to continue treatmentBook Here£48
Video consultation - discussion of symptom history, movement assessment (wear light clothing) and remedial adviceBook Here£35 (approx 1 hr)
I can arrange and hold a 1 hour seated exercise class with residents of Wilmslow care homes.Contact MeTBC
One-to-one or small group tuition to introduce you to the many benefits of Nordic Walking Technique (1hr).Contact Me£15 or £10 pp (group rate)
I organise walks in local parks around Wilmslow such as The Carrs Park, Styal Country Park and the Bollin Valley Way. Poles provided.Contact Me £10
Wellbeing Walks in Wilmslow. Nordic Walking poles provided free. £5 goes to The British Heart FoundationContact Me£5.00 (1 hour)
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“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)
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