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We have a lot of therapies under one roof at Walnut Grove. You can browse them here.
Osteopathy is a primary health care system, complementary to other medical practices. It is suitable for almost anyone and can contribute to the treatment and management of a wide range of health problems.
Osteopaths use a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of a person’s muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery.
A core principle behind osteopathy is the idea that the body is an integrated and indivisible whole, and contains self-healing mechanisms that can be utilised as part of the treatment. No part of the body works, or can be considered, in isolation. Relevant psychological and social factors also form part of the process of patient diagnosis. The body has the natural ability to maintain itself and, by helping this process, an osteopath can promote restoration of normal function.
An osteopath will take the time to understand their patient, and their unique combination of symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. This helps to make an accurate diagnosis of the causes of the pain or lack of function (rather than just addressing the site of the condition), and from that, to formulate a treatment plan that will achieve the best outcome.
Osteopaths frequently work alongside other health professionals, such as GPs, nurses and midwives as well as alternative medical practitioners. Osteopathy works well to complement other medical interventions including surgery and prescribed medication. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises that GPs’ can safely refer patients to an osteopath for treatment. Osteopathy is available on the NHS in some areas of the UK.
Although osteopaths are well known for treating back pain, the practice of osteopathy can help relieve the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. Osteopaths treat joint pain, neuro-muscular conditions, digestive conditions, headaches and sleep problems.
Osteopathy is very safe. It is estimated that between 1 in 50,000 and 1 in 100,000 patients will suffer a reaction to osteopathic treatment that is serious enough to require further medical treatment or does not resolve within 48 hours.
Cranial osteopathy may be particularly effective for babies, children, adults and the elderly.
In any osteopathic treatment, the whole body is involved and, improvements are often noted in many different areas. For example, it is not uncommon for digestive problems to resolve when the spine or pelvis are being treated because of back pain.
Cranial osteopathic treatment is very gentle and relaxing. During the treatment some people are aware of different sensations, such as mild tension, aching or sensitivity that gradually disappear, or of feelings of warmth and relaxation. Other people are unaware of anything happening at all during the treatment but are aware that they feel very different when they get up afterwards.
Most people become deeply relaxed during cranial osteopathic treatment and it is not uncommon for people to fall asleep.
Physiotherapy is a research based and evidence led profession that plays a vital role in helping restore movement and function following injury, disease, pain or surgery.
Here at the clinic we treat musculoskeletal conditions that include bone, muscle, nerve and ligament problems. We treat a wide range of conditions including back, neck and shoulder pain and injuries; knee and ankle problems; and post surgery rehabilitation. The Physiotherapists offer a comprehensive assessment taking into account your lifestyle, work, hobbies and sports in order to select an appropriate treatment plan. This aims to facilitate your recovery, helping you to return to your previous level of activity and prevent reoccurrence. Treatment is patient focused and includes education, self management strategies including home exercises, as well as hands on manual therapy, Electrotherapy, Acupuncture and taping techniques.
The Physiotherapists treat patients from 10 years to adulthood. They also specialise in treating conditions that occur during pregnancy and post natal, and sporting adolescent problems.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine is a tried and tested system which has been used for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain good health. Nowadays more and more people are finding Chinese Medicine an effective solution to many health problems. Chinese Medicine includes herbs, acupuncture and a system of meditation, self healing and exercise called Qi Gong (Chi Gong). According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health depends on energy moving in a balanced way through the body. This flow can be disrupted by a variety of factors including, anxiety, infections and hereditary problems. Chinese Medicine aims to stimulate the body’s own healing response.
Western Acupuncture / Dry Needling
Dry needling, also known as western acupuncture is the use of solid acupuncture needles for treatment of muscle pain including trigger points. It is used to relieve pain and increase range of movement.
Physiotherapists and Osteopaths at Walnut Grove use this technique to aid their treatment. It is not Chinese Medicine and does not have a basis in the traditional Chinese system.
Massage therapy may aid recuperation after illness and injury, and also improve your state of mind. It also helps de-stress & relax you, promoting better sleep. Expectant Mums in particular can benefit greatly from massage throughout pregnancy.
Sports Massage Therapy
Sports Massage does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s specifically for sports related injuries, stresses, strains and complaints – or for when you require deeper myofacial release.
We treat occasional runners and professional athletes here at Walnut Grove. If you have a nagging injury, or require massage akin to deep tissue, why not give sports massage a go?
Homeopathy & Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a way of accessing the subconscious mind through relaxation, and can be helpful for removing unwanted habits and changing negative thought patterns. It is nothing like the hypnotherapy you see on the stage.
You will be aware throughout your session and will not be made to do anything you don’t want to do. You will simply enter a state of extreme relaxation. People find hypnotherapy very relaxing and therapeutic, and it can be helpful for lots of issues, especially smoking, weight & confidence.
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Homeopathy is a gentle and safe way of treating the whole person as it takes into account the mental, physical and emotional state of the individual. It is safe for babies, pregnant women and the elderly and works well alongside conventional medicine.
Homeopathy may help with a range of stress-related and hormonal issues.
Our Homeopath offers a free 15 minute consultation so you can decide if it may be of benefit to you.
Classes & One-to-One
Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It places emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance.
The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, lower back, and hips, is often called the “powerhouse” and is thought to be the key to a person’s stability. These muscles must be worked in a functional way and not in isolation.
The Pilates system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty, from beginner to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
We run a range of classes both mat, machine based and 1-1 sessions in our studio here at WG.
What’s Suspension Training? Basically it’s all about using your body weight to perform a range of exercises whilst partially supported by the straps which are fixed above your head.
It’s functional training at its best – ideal for improving your whole body for everyday living or turning in the performance of your life.
Meditation & Mindfulness
There are many proven benefits when you adopt a regular meditation practise, such as lower blood pressure and increased immunity.
We encourage you to find a style of meditation that suits you, one that you can fit into your everyday life. Sometimes just 10 minutes a day is all it takes to reap the benefits. To find out more about classes please contact reception at WG.