Nature’s Medicine Osteopathy & Complementary Health Clinic, West Sussex
Call Jo Barber on 01342 712266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Osteopathy uses touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of the joints, relieve muscle tension, enhance the blood and nerve supply to the tissues and help the body’s own healing mechanism.
A gentle pain-free treatment with a broad approach, osteopathy focuses on each patient’s precise needs and is appropriate for all: from the elderly to the newborn, from pregnant women to sports people. The most gentle treatments are cranial osteopathy and craniosacral therapy.
Most people think of osteopaths as ‘back specialists’ and although I treat a lot of patients with back pain, osteopathy is more versatile than that. I treat all sorts of muscle pain (e.g., neck pain) and joint pain (e.g., arthritis pain)
Osteopathy does not target symptoms but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. It’s a holistic approach because your whole body will work well if it’s in good structural balance.
Restriction of movement in one part of the body can lead other parts of the body to compensate and so become stiff and sore. I may work on parts of the body that don’t hurt in order to improve the mechanics of the whole body. I may suggest exercises to do at home or give advice on posture. Your treatment may also include a gait analysis to determine if your way of moving is causing the strain. I may even advise changes in lifestyle to prevent further injury such as manual handling, exercise and diet.
The Nature’s Medicine team offers a range of complementary services to support your journey to full health and vitality.
Common ailments treated:
Low back pain, neck pain, whiplash, shoulder pain, frozen shoulder
Arthritic pain, joint pain, muscle pain
Sports injuries such as shin splints, tennis/golfer’s elbow
Postural problems due to pregnancy, work strain or driving
Hip and knee pain
Heel/foot pain, plantar fascilitis
Baby feeding, sleeping, behaviour problems
“After seeing the positive results my husband had with his back after visiting Jo, I decided that I would see if she could help with some neck pain that I’d been experiencing. The combination of treatments and techniques that Jo has used to ease my neck and shoulder, together with advice on exercises to help between sessions, has really improved my symptoms and I am no longer in constant pain. I have always felt safe to visit Jo during COVID due to the safety measures they have put in place at Nature’s Medicine. I would highly recommend Jo.”
“Before I visited Jo, I had severe lower back pain. I was barely able to get in and out of my car and bed. Jo took the time to thoroughly assess my pain and its origin then set to work to restore my posture and rid me of the issues I was having. After a few sessions and some sound aftercare advice, I’m fully recovered and have Jo to thank for that.”
“Jo is a lovely lady who has helped me with my back. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.”
“I had lower back pain for a few months before seeing Jo. Within four appointments I was fully recovered! Jo was incredibly friendly, informative and professional. I felt that she went above and beyond with me to highlight small lifestyle changes I could make to prevent further injury.
“After attending Nature’s Medicine clinic at Purleigh for a work-related shoulder injury for several weeks, I can only praise the professional and caring treatment from Jo”
Osteopathy can complement the advice/medication given by GPs. It can also be helpful where other medical practitioners have been unable to help.
You may be able to claim the cost of your treatment from your health insurance company without a GP referral. I am recognised by insurance companies.