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: 07547 631679 OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE.  A Holistic approach to #Back #Neck Treatment and ongoing care and support

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Opening hours

Opening hours:

  • Wilmslow Mon/Thurs: 9.00am-6.00pm.
  • Preston Wed/Saturday: 9.00am-6.00pm.
  • All major credit cards accepted

For emergency appointments outside of these times, please send an enquiry.

A free telephone consultation will be offered to discuss your condition before a face to face appointment.

Contact Me

    Clinic Addresses

    Wilmslow CAM Clinic, 6C Hawthorn Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1AA

    Priory Lane Osteopathic Clinic, 35 Priory Lane, Penwortham, Lancs PR1 0AR

    Tel: 07547 631679

    Email: enquiries@juliakinseyosteopathy.co.uk 

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    About Me

     About me

    I’ve been an osteopath for 30 years!

    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 then I’ve had lots of experience working with different therapists and clinics. Sharing knowledge and ideas has increased my awareness and appreciation of other therapies in helping people.

    I’m registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) which ensures all osteopaths maintain a strict code of conduct and keep their skills updated

    My aim 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. We can also deal with any other factors that come up through the consultation.

    Over the years I’ve been in practice, I’ve seen people of all ages and occupations.  My philosophy is to help people to the best of my ability and to ensure that a successful outcome is the result of a good co-operative effort.

    A favourable result is all about a good co-operative effort.
    Your improvement is certainly not all “About Me”!

    It may be surprising, but manual work and heavy lifting are not the major causes of the pain that people see me about.  Sedentary workers sitting without proper support and poor desk set up can result in repetitive strain to areas of the spine. This combined with wear and tear changes in the spine can result in aches and pains.

    My most frequent patients are women in their 40’s and 50’s who are in pain and stressed  with occupations where they work from home. This usually means they are trying to juggle their work and home life in the same space and can’t switch off. Usually a poor pattern of sleep, low energy and poor management of their pain brings them to come and see me for help.

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

    To book an appointment: BOOKING FORM

    30th Anniversary Celebration

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

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

    Osteopathy: Wilmslow and Preston

    OSTEOPATHY for Everyone

     
    A favourable outcome is all about a good co-operative effort.
    Your improvement is certainly not all about “MY” success…it’s “Our”

    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.

    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

    Or in other words….

    anything that makes you…

    • wince
    • groan
    • sigh
    • gasp
    • grunt

    …when you bend, move,  sit down, stand up, lie down, turn over, get up…

    Don’t worry! I’ve got your back

    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.

    What can you expect during your Osteopathic consultation

    Before you come to see me for a consultation we will first have a telephone consultation to complete a (Click here) HEALTH SCREENING FORM.

    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!

     

    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 

    For more information: CONTACT ME

    To book an appointment: BOOKING FORM

    **Please note I am no longer able to accept BUPA patients**

    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!

    What you may like to know

    Here is what you may like to know prior to having an appointment:

    1. Patient forms – information I need to know before I see you.
    2. Consultation and treatment – let’s find out what the problem is and get you out of pain as soon as possible, it can really bring you down!
    3. You start to feel better. How are we going to stop this becoming a recurring theme?
    4. By looking at your weight and body health, we can also see where you are in relation to the healthy ranges. Would you like help and advice with your eating?
    5. 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 learn more about Nordic Walking, which fits into most people’s lifestyle. Or let’s talk about alternative ways to get you moving.

    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.

    Because the problems in the spine develop over time, a “one off” treatment rarely gets to the real root of the problem.  I explain to my clients the benefit of having regular checks to make sure the problem is held at bay. It also prevents a build up of tension and strain. This can prevent unnecessary discomfort and restrictions to your normal daily activities. We can discuss all the various factors that can contribute to a particular neck or back problem such as postural strains and stress, inadequate sleep and inadequate or inappropriate exercise.

     

    Priory Lane Osteopathic Clinic - Penwortham, nr Preston

    Clinic Re-opening

    I am delighted to have re-opened the Priory Lane Osteopathic Clinic in Penwortham, Preston, to offer appointments on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  In general, I offer treatments for:

    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. This 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.

    If you have been feeling discomfort and stiffness that has been building up for a while and is interfering with your sleep or ability to carry on your usual daily routines or activities, please feel free to get in touch to discuss it.

    I’m registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) which ensures all osteopaths maintain a strict code of conduct and keep their skills updated

    Priory Lane Osteopathic Clinic

    35 Priory Lane, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0AR

    Tel:  07547 631679

    email: enquiries@juliakinseyosteopathy.co.uk

    *Please do not use the appointment booking form as this is for the Wilmslow Clinic*

     

     

    Priory Lane Osteopathic Clinic in Penwortham Preston PR1 0AR

    Back Care Fact Sheets

    Back Care Fact Sheets:

    Here are some useful Back Care Fact Sheets from BackCare.org for help and advice for keeping your back healthy.

    BackCare is a charity to provide information and support for back pain sufferers. BackCare has been dedicated to educating the public throughout the UK in ways of preventing and alleviating back pain. The charity aims to reduce the burden of back and neck pain by providing information, guidance and advice to all people and organisations and those affected by such pain.

    Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Back

    – Points to consider to keep your back healthy. What can you do better to keep your back working well and efficiently

    Sciatica

    – Where is the sciatic nerve and what cause the pain known as Sciatica. What can you do to prevent it or help relieve it

    Thoracic Pain

     – What the thoracic spine is and what are the mechanical and degenerative problems that can go wrong in this area of the spine

    Neck Pain

     – Who gets neck pain and what causes the mechanical and degenerative problems that can happen in this area of the spine

    Spinal Stenosis

     – What is Spinal Stenosis and what causes the symptoms. How does it happen and what can be done about it

    Bed and Back care

     – Points to consider when choosing a bed

    Choosing a Chair

     – Points to consider when choosing a chair

    Back care for Drivers

     – Points to consider with your driving posture

    Setting up your Workstation

     – Point to consider when setting up your workstation regarding chair and display equipment

     

    Back care Fact sheets

    Osteopathy for Sports

    Osteopathy for Sports

    What are the benefits?

    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:

    • Reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after workouts
    • Reduce joint restriction and improve joint mobility
    • Break-down scar tissue
    • Reduce your body’s recovery time
    • Encourage blood flow and lymphatic drainage
    • Strengthen muscles and ligaments
    • Improve muscle tone and performance

    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

    To book an appointment: BOOKING FORM

     

    Weight and Back Care Management

    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.

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

    We can monitor your progress using a 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

    If you would like to discuss any of these issues with me, please CONTACT ME or call me on 01625 533813 / 07547 631679

    To book an appointment: BOOKING FORM

    Body Composition Analysis - Blood Pressure and Pulse Oximetry Checks

    Would you like to know more about your Body Composition?

    I offer a BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS as part of my service. I use a medically approved Tanita Body Composition Analyser.

    It provides accurate body composition results.  For instance, body fat percentage and body fat mass. It uses Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology.

    Body Composition Analysis can give you a true indicator of your inner health.

    As you try to improve your health, regular check-ups monitor your progress. This is through exercise, diet and lifestyle.

    BODY FAT MASS AND BODY FAT PERCENTAGE

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

    Body fat is essential for maintaining body temperature. It cushions joints and protects internal organs.

    Our body needs energy that comes from what we eat and drink. Energy is burned through physical activity and general bodily functions.

    Excess calories are stored in fat cells, This happens when you consume more than you burn.

    Too much fat can damage your long-term health.

    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.

    I also offer free blood pressure and oximetry checks.

    Undiagnosed high blood pressure is a silent killer.  You can have a free check during your appointment with me.

    Pulse oximetry is a measures of  the oxygen saturation level (oxygen levels) in your blood. It is a small clamp-like device is placed on a finger. Small beams of light pass through the blood in the finger, measuring the amount of oxygen.

    An oxygen saturation level of 95 percent is considered normal for most healthy individuals. A level of 92 percent indicates potential hypoxemia, or deficiency in oxygen reaching tissues in the body.

    For more information CONTACT ME or call 01625 533813 / 07547 631 679

    Wilmslow Care Home Osteopathic Service

    I offer a Wilmslow care home osteopathic service to the older adult community.

    **Covid-19 Precautions – In view of the Covid-19 outbreak, I regret that I can no longer offer this service at this time**

    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.

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

    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.

    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 . 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.

    It’s an easy exercise routine to follow each time. 

    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. 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 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.

    Nordic Walking Technique

    “Nordic walking technique can help 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.  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.  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.

    It’s a great calorie burner!

    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!

    Walk This Way and do 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.  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.

    Have a look around

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

    Services

    Osteopathic Treatment Initial Consultation and Treatment

    The first consultation and treatment. Lasts approx. 1 hour.

    Book Here£65 (1 Hour)

    Osteopathic Subsequent treatments

    Ongoing appointments to continue treatment

    Book Here£55

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    What my clients say

    If you’re happy with my services, please tell others.

    If not, please tell me!

    I was hit with chronic sciatica early in 2023. I saw a physio (briefly), then another osteopath, before finally getting an appointment with Julia. She was by far the most helpful, because she really paid attention to the specific issues I was dealing with. I got the impression with the other osteopath I saw that they were going through a generic treatment routine, which meant that occasionally they tried things that were not only ineffective, but actually set me back for a few days. Julia was completely different – attentive to my particular problems, really communicative (which included being a great listener to my whingeing), friendly and, most importantly, really effective. It was only when I started seeing her that I began to see improvements with my sciatica. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

    James P (Wilmslow)

    Julia recently advertised on FB broadgate community page. Been experiencing problems with my legs/ calf muscles, so as very local to me thought I would get checked out.
    First thing that struck me was the friendly and homely lay out of the clinic.
    None of this plastic appearance and no atmosphere. Talked through my problems and my recent issues with my legs and calves. After examination, Julia gave some practical solutions to avoid future problems. I would recommend this practice to anyone, go and try this valuable service.

    Stephen S (Preston)

    “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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