Abi Shrapnell Osteopath
Osteopathic medicine is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of conditions. It works with both the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that your well depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly
For your body to work well, its structure must also work well together. Osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and soft tissue massage to increase the mobility of joints and relieve muscle tension. This may enhance the blood and nerve supply, and help your bodies own healing mechanisms. Osteopath may also provide advice on posture and
exercise to aid recovery, promote health and minimize the chance symptoms may reoccur.
Conditions Osteopathy Treats
The most common conditions that we treat are:
Generalised aches and pains
Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
General, acute & chronic backache, back pain
Headaches from the neck
Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow arising from musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck
Joint pains, lumbago
Inability to relax
Minor sports injuries and tension
Abi qualified as an osteopath from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine, with an Honors degree in Osteopathic Medicine. She has a specialist interest in the management of connective tissue disorders and has published papers in a number of international journals.
Having treated many patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Autonomic Dysfunction it is possible to cater treatment plans to fit an individuals unique requirements. Abi is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and fully committed to providing the best possible care.
The Initial Consultation will take approximately 30 minutes and subsequent appointment will take approximately 25 minutes.
If you have any queries about Osteopathy or would like to arrange an appointment please follow the contact details below.
Due to living in an area of low network coverage it may be difficult to get through to Abi on the telephone, please feel free to use WhatsApp, email or send a text.
Monday 5.00pm -7.30pm
Other hours available on request
New patient – £50 for 25minutes
Follow Up Patient – £50 for 25 minutes
NHS New Patient – £50
NHS Follow up patient – £40
Ultrasound, Therapeutic Taping and Dry needling available where clinically indicated.