Osteopathy

If you want to find out more, we will be happy to talk to you about Osteopathy.

What you should expect

If you think you may need to see an Osteopath you do not need to see your doctor first, you will be examined before treatment.

Upon your initial appointment you can expect a full medical assessment, examination and treatment. This will include questions regarding your health, injuries and your day to day routine.

A physical examination is then performed (mostly by hand) to identify and assess the area of discomfort. You may be asked to change to your underwear; ensure you are wearing something comfortable as your posture and alignment may offer clues to the presenting symptoms.

All of this information will assist the Osteopath to reach a diagnosis and identify if further investigation is required.

Treatment is based on soft tissue massage, joint articulation and mobilisation.

A friend or relative may accompany you if desired

Appointments are available with Male or Female Osteopaths, please ask if you have a preference when booking.

Our Osteopaths have completed four to five years training for an undergraduate degree. As required by law, our osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and British Osteopathic Association. The Council has a strict code of ethics for its members to adhere to and only allows professionally trained practitioners on their register.

Male Osteopath

Laurence Smith has been registered with the General Osteopathic Council since 2008 after completing four years training full time at the Surrey Institute Osteopathic Medicine.

He has practiced in London, Surrey and Monaco. He is the Principle practitioner at Ashford Osteopathy and has also been treating patients at the Royal Automobile Club since 2012.

Laurence has continued his professional development by ‎completing post graduate courses in tissue repair and electrotherapy, proprioceptive strapping and cranial sacral therapy.

Also a Swimming Coach, Laurence has trained to apply the Alexander technique to the principles of swimming, particularly with adults. Patients can expect to be given stretches and exercises to promote better alignment. His professional and warm demeanor helps identify his patients discomfort using his diagnostic and Osteopathic techniques.

With a healthy appetite for exercise, Laurence utilizes the same enthusiasm to promote his patients recovery.

Laurence Smith is registered with GOSC and the Institute of Osteopathy.

Osteopathy New Patient 60-minute session £55
Follow up30/40-minute session£44

If you want to find out more, we will be happy to talk to you about you about Osteopathy.