Osteopathy

To find out more or book an appointment, contact Dorothy:
07974185644
dorothysmithosteopath@gmail.com

Availability:
Wednesdays, 2-8pm

Charges:
First appointment (adult/child): £60
Follow-up appointment (adult): £55
Follow-up appointment (child): £45
Mum & baby appointment: £90

Dorothy is delighted to be returning to face to face consultations from Wednesday 10th June. Osteopaths are fully insured and will be following guidelines to ensure that their patients can be treated in a safe and healthy environment.

In accordance with these guidelines, Dorothy will be wearing a mask and will ask all patients to wear a mask during the session. She will ask all patients to wash hands on arrival and she will disinfect all surfaces and ventilate the room well between each patient. Dorothy will contact you the day before your session to check your symptoms and help you to assess your level of risk and therefore suitability to come for an appointment.

Please do not come for an appointment if you or someone you live with have had any symptoms of the coronavirus within the last 14 days. Please do not come for an appointment if you or someone you live with is in the high risk category.

If you are unsure whether it is suitable for you to make an appointment for you or you child, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 07974 185644.

Dorothy is passionate about the potential of osteopathy to help people from all walks of life, whatever their age and background. She believes that it is essential to take a holistic approach to healthcare, taking into consideration the influences of occupation, lifestyle and medical history on her patients’ current state of health.

Osteopathy is a holistic system of healthcare which involves taking a detailed medical case history followed by a physical examination of the body to ascertain the cause of symptoms and reach a diagnosis. The examination may involve assessment of posture, movement and a more detailed examination of the joints or soft tissues relevant to the problem. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms and improving function of the affected areas, and can include a range of techniques such as soft tissue massage, mobilisation of joints, stretching, a gentle technique known as cranial osteopathy, and the prescription of suitable exercises or stretches.

Outside of work, Dorothy has practised yoga for several years and has a interest in mindfulness and meditation. She is also a musician in her spare time, playing the violin and singing in various ensembles.

Dorothy Smith BA (Hons), MOst, DPO is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (no.8622) and is insured with and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. She is also registered with a number of private healthcare insurers. She holds a Master of Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy and has completed a post-graduate Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy with the internationally renowned Osteopathic Centre for Children. Dorothy continues to further her skills by attending regular professional development courses, with a special interest in Cranial Osteopathy, and is dedicated to providing the best possible service to her patients.