Osteopathy is a distinctive and complete system of healthcare with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of the person as a whole, in the context of their lives.

It recognises that many of the problems we have may stem from structural or mechanical factors causing our body to function in a way it isn’t really designed to. This may also worsen underlying conditions.

By gathering information from a detailed case history and careful physical examination, it is possible to form a medical diagnosis and comprehensive appraisal of your current problem.

We provide friendly, professional treatment and advice, individually tailored to you.
Treatment involves gentle, manual techniques such as soft tissue massage, movement and manipulation of joints and cranial osteopathy. It’s aim is to ease pain, reduce swelling and improve mobility in order to allow the body’s natural healing ability to restore function.

Osteopaths receive a minimum of 4 years training and are strictly regulated by the General Osteopathic Council. We must also follow annual continued professional development in order to keep our knowledge and skills up to date. This allows us to provide a high standard of treatment.

Adults

On your first visit, the osteopath will take a full medical case history and detailed information about your symptoms and lifestyle. You may be asked to remove some of your clothing so that a physical examination can be carried out. You will also be asked to perform certain movements to identify specific restrictions or factors contributing to your symptoms. With all of this in mind, the osteopath will form a diagnosis, which will be discussed with you. As long as it is safe and appropriate to treat, the osteopath will agree the next steps with you. Your first appointment will last up to an hour.

A highly developed sense of touch called palpation is used to assess areas of weakness, tenderness, restriction or strain within your body. Osteopaths usually start any treatment by releasing and relaxing muscles and stretching stiff joints, using gentle massage techniques, rhythmic joint movements and muscle release techniques. The osteopath may also carry out manipulation using short, quick movements to spinal joints. Other techniques may also be used depending on your problem.

Children and Babies

Your child’s appointment will last up to an hour. A full case history will be taken for your child as well as a history of your pregnancy and the birth.

You may be asked to remove some of your child’s clothing down to their nappy/underwear so that a physical examination may take place.

We always try to put parents and children at ease and ask them to bring a child’s favourite toy, comforter or snacks. You are also welcome to breastfeed your baby if you feel this may settle them during treatment.

Based on the information given and the examination findings, a diagnosis will be reached and a treatment plan agreed with you.

People come to see osteopaths with a variety of problems or symptoms. Some of the common ones are listed below. If you would like to discuss your particular needs with the osteopath, they will be delighted to help. Please refer to the contacts page for information on how to do this.

Our groups of patients may include children, professional and stressed, those seeking healthy living, active workers and actively retired.

Some of the most common problems patients ask us to treat are:

  • Arthritic pain
  • Circulatory problem
  • Cramp
  • Digestion problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
  • Joint pains
  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Lumbago
  • Migraine prevention
  • Minor sports injuries
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Tension and inability to relax
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)

 

Monday 8.30am to 8.00pm
Tuesday 8.30pm to 1.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am to 6.00pm
Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm
Saturday 9am to 2.00pm

 

We will be delighted to speak to you to arrange an appointment at the most convenient time for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to speak with you. A referral from your GP isn’t required unless using private medical insurance.

Osteopathy in Egham

Our Osteopaths

Meet our friendly team of osteopaths

belonging to and working at the heart of the community

Gayle Hocking

B.Ost P.O.D. B.A. (Hons)

Tel: 07788 710677

Gayle has been practicing osteopathy for 16 years after completing a 5 year degree at the Bristish School of Osteopathy (renamed to University College of Osteopathy) in London.

She uses a variety of methods to treat her patients ranging from soft tissue massage, spinal manipulation and gentle cranial osteopathy. The treatment is always tailored to the individual according to their case history and age. Safety is paramount and she draws upon her comprehensive post-graduate training to ensure every patient is cared for personally.

As part of her continued professional development, Gayle has completed further post-graduate training in:

  •  2 year post-graduate diploma in Paediatrics (P.O.D.)
  •  Tongue-tie and infant feeding
  •  Healthy ageing in women (natural approaches to menopause)
  •  Working towards fellow status at the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy
  •  Head injury
  •  Trauma
  •  Dissection (at West Midlands Surgical Training Centre)
  •  Neuroanatomy (with Professor Frank Willard)
  •  Current First Aid qualification

She is a member of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and the Institute of Osteopathy.

Each week, Gayle volunteers with 2 Osteopathic colleagues at Skylarks; a Richmond-Upon-Thames based charity providing activities and therapies for children with disabilities and additional needs.

She is a mum to Annabel and James; in her spare time she loves to ski, swim and walk.

Lucy Scott

Lucy Scott

B.Ost. MSc.

Tel: 07711 315522

Lucy graduated from The British School of Osteopathy and has been qualified for 15 years, having completed a five year degree course. Lucy is a member of the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy.

She also has the following post graduate experience:

  • Masters in Osteopathic Sports Care at Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Sutherland Cranial Osteopathy courses including paediatrics.
  • Trauma
  • Dissection at West Midlands Surgical Training Centre
  • Frank Willard – Anatomy of the pelvis.
  • Healthy ageing in women (natural approaches to menopause)
  • Current First Aid Qualification

Lucy treats structural musculo-skeletal conditions and cranially and has a particular interest in sports-related injuries. She is a keen dragon boater and has represented GB at ‘Grands’ level over a number of years.

Chloe Osteopath

Chloe Spencer

M.Ost. B.A. MSc.

Tel: 07736 467602

Chloe graduated from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) with a Masters in Osteopathy (MOst). With a background in singing, both in teaching and performance, she specialises in care of the voice. Chloe is a former dressage and event rider, so also has extensive experience in equestrian activities. While not very good at it, she is a keen runner, a member of two local choirs and enjoys stand-up paddle boarding in her spare time. Chloe is also the resident osteopath at the Voice Care Centre, London.

Pricing

Fees range between £48 and £65 depending on practitioner and appointment type . Accepted forms of payment are debit cards, cash, cheques, BACS transfers and Apple Pay. We are recognised by some of the major insurance companies. Please check with your insurer to confirm your level of cover and if the practitioner is recognised.

Book an Appointment

Call Gayle: 07788 710677
Call Lucy: 07711 315522
Call Chloe: 07736 467602
Email: osteo@stillhouseclinic.co.uk