Basildon Clinics have two registered osteopaths: Tom Gibson and Viv Karadia who has been established since 1985 and has worked with the NHS for over twenty years. Both experienced osteopaths are registered with the British Osteopathic Association and General Osteopathic Council.
At the Basildon Clinics our osteopathic therapy provides a comprehensive and complete whole body care management plan for everyone from athletes, tradesmen, office workers, elderly to the middle aged active person. Don't mask your pain with pills and store up more problems for the future, let Tom and Viv tackle the issues so they stay away for good or are managed to its full potential.
If you'd like to find out more about the service or book yourself in for an appointment call us now on 01268 810403 or send us a message via the contact form. We look forward to speaking with you.
The Osteopath will take a full medical history. They will observe the patient performing simple movements and perform orthopaedic type tests designed to help us with formulating a diagnosis. The Osteopath then uses a highly developed sense of touch, called palpation, to examine the body and identify points of inappropriate compensation, weakness and excessive strain on the soft tissue.
Once a diagnosis has been made, the osteopath designs an individual treatment plan especially tailored for the patient. Osteopaths use their hands to carry out a wide variety of treatment techniques. These include: Massage to relax the muscles and relieve stresses and strains on the ligaments and tendons. Stretching to help joint mobility and if required a joint mobilisation technique to improve range of movement and balance of joints.
The number of treatments required varies according to the patient and their condition. Here at the Basildon Clinics we pride ourselves with limiting the number of treatments by encouraging the patient to self-help themselves, prescribing exercises designed to help their recovery and explaining the do’s and don’ts.
There is a common misconception that osteopathy is simply about 'bad backs' - in reality, it is much broder than this and can help to provide effective relief from a wide range of common ailments, and helps to decrease stress and minimise pain through manipulation and mobilisation of joints.