We focus on treating the cause of your problem and the reasons why your health got worse in the first place.
Our goal is to improve your body’s natural healing mechanism by looking for the cause of the symptoms and help your body heal itself and stay well.
You need someone who can quickly gain a deep understanding of what is affecting you. We do this by using a range of diagnostic tools.
Our diagnosis is based on: a full case history and thorough clinical examination using orthopaedic and medical screening. Palpation (touch) and specialised postural and movement analysis which include sensitive motion testing of the spine which allows us to evaluate mechanical imbalance.
Secondary medical tests are rarely needed but may include X-ray, M.R.I. & blood analysis.
Each patient is individual which is why we treat each case completely independently.
Sometimes pain refers to a site which can appear unrelated. These are known as reflex points, and are normally evidence of problems coming from elsewhere. Knowing where to look is as important as the treatment itself. Our lengthy experience allows us not just to treat pain locally, but uncover and solve the underlying cause.
Only by treating and considering the body as a “whole” can we achieve, “effective” and “lasting results”.
Along with my Husband and parents we have visited Russell and Sonja during a period of over ten years, all of us with different issues, ranging from back pain, to painful knees, helping my Father keep strong in his legs prior to a hip replacement which aided in a quicker recovery and helping me with anxiety problems through nutritional supplements and advice on dealing with stress. We have always found them to be highly professional, knowledgeable as well as passionate and helpful in their work to return us back to good health. We would be confident to recommend them to anyone.
Russell is a superb practitioner. For 14 years when I have had osteopathic treatment or nutritional advice I have received excellent therapeutic help. His treatment was effective within one or two sessions on each occasion. Besides, having a very high level of skills, Russell has a lovely manner. As a physiotherapist with a need to access help myself quite often, I feel privileged to have been able to benefit from such a skilled Osteopath.
I suffered with a major skin problem which was embarrassing and painful. I decided to have a Scio assessment , I must say one of my better decisions, I had the test which showed I had major internal problems. I listened to the advice given, changed my way of living and now I say thank you to Sonja as my problems have fast disappeared.
Whilst playing some golf tournaments in Spain I was really struggling with a hip problem. After a consultation, Russell diagnosed my problem , massaged and manipulated problem areas. Directed myself upon key stretches that were required to alleviate my problem. Within 3 days I made great improvements and by the following week managed to finish 10 the in a tournament! I have now incorporated these stretches into my routine which keeps my problem at bay.
"......During one session Sonja worked out that I had an allergy to some medication that I had been taking as well suffering from stress. After only two visits, my skin allergy cleared up completely . I have great faith in her judgement, diagnosis and treatment. I would advise anyone who is not getting the best out of life , due to their health problems, to try a session with Sonja and the chances are high that she will be able to significantly help them.
"....the treatment I have had at the clinic was very effective in helping me get back to full fitness very quickly. I would recommend this osteopathic treatment to anyone as it very definitely works!
I suffered crippling lower back pain for over twenty years, since visiting Russell I can now say I have no pain and feel younger.
If only I went to Sonja first!....for over a year, I had been experiencing itching, peeling, scaly skin on the sole of my left foot. I had also developed a sudden explosion of dryness and swelling around both eyes and eyelids. I suspected eczema or fungal infections. I went to see several specialists including dermatologists and chiropodists. I was prescribed a series of fungal creams and oral medications with no positive results. After , my treatment with Sonja, I was not only free from the skin problems I had, but now have a better understanding of how to avoid any possible re-occurrence. It was not just the success of the treatment that made it so worthwhile , but the way Sonja shared her knowledge making it a relaxing and pain free treatment.