Alex trained at the British School of Osteopathy qualifying in 1997. She worked in Somerset, London, and returned to the college as a clinic tutor. Alex’s practice in Ludlow began in 2003, and at Shucknall in 2013.
All osteopaths currently in practice must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council as a legal requirement and at all times must follow high standards of professional conduct and behavior. Alex is a full member of their register.
Osteopathy is an established, recognized system of treatment and diagnosis that is used for helping the mechanical workings of the body; ligaments, muscles, or other soft tissues. Osteopathic treatment is moulded to suit the needs of the individual patient.
At the first visit, a full case history will be taken, similar to registering with a GP. Then you will be examined (probably removing some of your clothing) and you may be asked to perform some simple movements. Alex will then use a highly developed sense of touch to further help with your evaluation. In some cases further tests are required (e.g. X-rays, blood tests).
Treatments are ‘hands-on’, involving muscle stretching, rhythmical joint movements, and high-velocity thrust techniques. Care is taken at all times to be gentle and safe. You may also be given some simple exercises to do at home along with general advice
Alex is always happy to explain the nature of any treatment proposed or given. If you have any worries or concerns please feel free to talk them through with her.