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ABOUT THE OSTEOPATH
Helen Wither (BA BSc(Hons)Ost) is a registered Osteopath who has been practising in Knutsford, Cheshire, for over 10 years. She worked for many years at the Osteopathic Clinic on Tatton Street and now works from her friendly and professional home based clinic in Tabley, just outside Knutsford. The Tabley clinic is conveniently situated close to J19 of the M6, just two miles from Knutsford town centre and easily accessible from Altricham, Timperley, Sale, Warrington, Northwich, Winsford and Holmes Chapel.
Helen offers osteopathic care for the whole family, from babies and children to adults of all ages, including business people, sports people, busy parents and the frail and elderly. Osteopathy is suitable for treating a wide range of problems including back pain, tension, sciatica, joint pain, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, sport injuries, headache arising from the neck, digestion problems and migraine prevention.
Helen has a first class BSc Honours degree in Osteopathy from the College of Osteopaths and has been registered with the General Osteopathic Council since 2007. Helen was the winner of the Reg Oakes Prize for "First in Class" in 2007. She is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and the Osteopathic Obstetric, Pelvic, Abdominal and Respiratory Association. Since 2009 Helen has been a member of the Cheshire Osteopaths Group and regularly meets with other osteopaths for training and research. Helen has special interests in treating babies, children and pregnant women and in treating performing artists (dancers, musicians, vocalists).
Fantastic service. I have used Helen's clinic for both myself and as a cranial osteopath for my daughter (who had wind and sleep issues). I have always left delighted with the high level of expertise and knowledge. A holistic approach to the identification and treatment of the pain source. Would highly recommend to others!
Osteopathy is a safe and gentle form of manual therapy based on the principle that when the body’s structure (e.g. joint alignment, muscle length, posture) is not optimal, the body functions poorly, leading to injuries, pain, fatigue and even chronic illness.
Rather than treating symptoms alone, your Osteopath will strive to find the root cause of your imbalance and pain to create a longer term change. This will often mean treating the whole of your body in an integrated way, not just looking at the "sore" part in isolation. Sometimes this "wider lens" means osteopathic intervention can succeed in alleviating stubborn pain, even when people have tried a lot of other approaches.
Osteopaths are regulated health professionals who train to Batchelor of Science degree level for four or five years. Your Osteopath will always work alongside any medical care you are receiving. She will take a full medical history at your first appointment and, where needed, can refer you back to your GP or consultant for further tests and advice.
Osteopathic treatment can be gently adapted to treat people of all ages and our patients range from babies and children to older people and pregnant women. Osteopathy is a hands on approach and your osteopath will use a range of techniques including physical manipulation, stretching and massage alongside other gentle techniques such as cranial osteopathy and myofascial release.
In the Osteopathic approach to healthcare, the patient is an active partner in the healing - therefore you may be given exercises to do at home, dietary advice or other lifestyle suggestions.
Initial consultation and treatment (patients complete a detailed online case history form prior to attending; appointments are approximately 40-45 minutes face to face examination and treatment) - £55
Follow up consultation (around 30 minutes face to face) - £50
(Please note that because of the Covid-19 situation all patients will need to complete a short online triage form before face-to-face treatment).
OSTEOPATHY FOR BABIES, CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN
Osteopathy is a very gentle and adaptable treatment approach and can be used to help a wide range of patients, including babies, children and pregnant women.
Helen has a special interest in treating babies, children and pregnant women and, as part of her undergraduate training, she spent two years treating under the guidance of expert clinicians in the College of Osteopaths' Paediatric Clinics. As part of her undergraduate training Helen also completed elective modules in cranial osteopathy, visceral osteopathy and naturopathy.
As a qualified Osteopath, Helen has continued to develop her additional skills in Paediatric Osteopathy, completing courses at the Osteopathic Centre for Children, London; with the renowned Visceral and Obstetric Osteopath Caroline Stone; and at the University College of Osteopathic Medicine, London.
Osteopathic techniques are suitable for children at all stages of development and the Osteopath will assess your baby or child to see what help is needed. Our patients have included active teenagers, primary school age children, toddlers and babies. We will often use gentler techniques such as cranial osteopathy when treating babies and young children and gentle osteopathic manipulation can often help to soothe and relax your baby.
Pregnancy and new motherhood can be a very physically demanding time, causing stresses and strains on the mother's body and contributing to general aches and pains, including joint and back pain. Osteopathic treatment may help pregnant women and new mums adapt to these increased physical demands.
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