St. James Osteopathy is located in the Town of Longton, one of the six towns that make up the City of Stoke on Trent and offers Osteopathic treatment to people of all ages who are suffering from back pain or sciatica, osteoarthritis, shoulder, hip or knee pain to neck pain ,headache or carpal tunnel syndrome. We don't just "do" backs.
Osteopathy does not rely on medication or surgery as part of your treatment, instead Osteopathy uses a range of techniques from soft tissue (muscles and fascia) release, gentle, rhythmical joint articulations, stretching and joint manipulation to help to get you moving and out of pain as quickly as possible.
Qualified Osteopaths are highly trained musculoskeletal specialists, having undertaken 4 to 5 years of training and have to complete over 1,000 hours of clinical practice treating conditions like frozen shoulders, tennis elbow, sciatica, low back pain, hip pain and knee pain before being able to register as an Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) who regulate the profession. Osteopaths have to follow strict guidelines regarding professional conduct, complete regular and ongoing training programmes in order to stay up to date with current best practice.
B. Ost Bachelor of Osteopathy
Andrew is a graduate of the 5 year part-time Bachelor of Osteopathy programme offered by the College of Osteopaths at Staffordshire university. As part of his training, Andrew had to complete a minimum of 1200 hours in the clinical environment treating conditions like frozen shoulders, tennis elbow, sciatica, low back pain, hip pain and knee pain before being able to qualify as an Osteopath. Andrew is currently registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).