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Osteopathy - Oakspring Health Clinic


Osteopathy is a very well established system of diagnosis and treatment that recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer comes from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by disease.

Registered Osteopaths have an extensive training to allow them to recognise and treat many causes of pain and they use a variety of treatment techniques including manipulation, deep tissue massage and even acupuncture.

Osteopathy can successfully treat a wide range of musculoskeletal pain and problems including low back or neck pain, sciatica, headaches, joint and soft tissue sprains, tennis elbow and muscle tension.  It is a safe and natural treatment and is suitable for a wide age range from children to senior citizens.

Osteopathy Practitioners:

becky_roadBecky Road (Nee Osborne):

Becky graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1998 and has worked in several clinics around Bristol and Clevedon.
During this time she has gained extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of medical conditions and musculoskeletal injuries.

Becky is registered with the General Osteopathic Council; and her qualifications include BSc(Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine, Diploma in Naturopathy and Foundation in Medical Acupuncture.

andrew_beachamAndrew Beacham:

After graduating from the University of Southampton with a degree in Physiology and Psychology, he completed his training at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London. He is presently completing a Masters degree in Pain Management at the University of Cardiff. Andrew actively participates in Professional Development, with focus on the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain, spinal, head and neck pain. He was author for the chapter on acupuncture in the leading medical publication 'The Oxford Handbook of Pain Management'.

Andrew uses a balance of Osteopathy and Medical Acupuncture to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Each treatment is tailored to the individual patient to identify the causative factors and provide an effective and wholistic treatment plan.

For further information please refer to his website www.andrewbeachamosteopathy.co.uk

Andrew is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

rachael-knight-smRachel Knight:

Rachel graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London back in 2008. After graduating, she moved to Cumbria to work full time in a busy family run practice on the west coast before setting up a practice with her partner in Carlisle.

Having gained valuable experience in both a rural and a city practice treating a wide range of musculoskeletal ailments, the draw of returning south to family and friends became too much. Rachel joined us at Oakspring in January 2015.

In her treatment Rachel uses all osteopathic techniques; massage, joint articulation and joint manipulation (HVT). She is also trained in dry needling (Western Acupuncture) and clinical pilates. Ever keen to encourage patients to help themselves and prevent reoccurrence, Rachel regularly prescribes exercises as part of her treatment plan.

"I enjoy educating patients about their body and how it works, once you understand the mechanics of your pain, it makes it a lot easier to overcome it."

Rachel is registered with most private medical insurers including: Axa PPP, Bupa, Aviva and Pru Health. If you are wishing to use your insurance please call your provider before making a booking for an authorization number.