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The Body & Sole Clinic

204 High Street



RM12 6QP

01708 476677

Osteopath in Hornchurch

Based in Hornchurch we can easily assist patients from Upminster, Gidea Park, Emerson Park, Romford, Cranham and other surrounding areas

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.  It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.


For your body to work well, its structure must also work well.  Osteopaths therefore 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 massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.  They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.



Who can benefit from Osteopathy?


Osteopathy can benefit a wide variety of patients including the young, elderly, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.  Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, repetitive strain injury, changes to posture in pregnancy, babies with colic or sleeplessness, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and sports injuries of all kinds.


Osteopathy can help with the following conditions:


Whiplash injuries

Back pain and disc problems


Frozen or stiff shoulders

Wrist and arm pain including tennis elbow

Incontinence and bladder problems

Hip, thigh and knee problems

Calf, shin and foot problems


Neck ache and jaw problems

Aches and pains in pregnancy

Pelvic pain

Arthritic pain and stiffness



What to expect


Osteopaths consider each person as an individual.  On your first visit the osteopath will spend time taking a detailed medical history, including information about your lifestyle and diet.  You will normally be asked to undress to your underwear and perform a series of simple movements.


Osteopaths use their hands to identify abnormalities in the structure and function of a body, and to assess areas of weakness, tenderness, restriction or strain.  By this means, your osteopath will make a full diagnosis and discuss with you the most appropriate treatment plan, estimating the likely number of sessions needed to treat your condition effectively.  They will usually start any treatment by releasing and relaxing muscles and stretching stiff joints, using gentle massage and rhythmic joint movements.


The first treatment generally lasts about 40 minutes to one hour (to allow for case history taking and diagnosis) and subsequent treatments tend to last around 40 minutes.

Call our clinic in Hornchurch today to arrange an appointment on 01708 476677.