Lewes Family Osteopath
"I came to Hannah after emergency back surgery. After a thorough and detailed consultation she showed me pilates rehab exercises suitable for my situation. She was generous with her time and I felt she listened to my concerns, which gave me confidence to start exercising again. A+"
Naomi, Marketing Consultant and Mother
How many appointments will I need ?
Its true to say, in medicine as a whole, that people respond differently from one case to the next, after all we're all unique!
What I can guarantee is 100% first class intentions & attention through my professionalism and commitment to improving your health.
Crucially I 100% guarantee that you will never be booked an appointment that is not entirely needed on clinical grounds. An appointment is always for your benefit, in no circumstances for mine.
"3 is the magic number" as the song goes. In clinical terms, three treatment sessions is enough in almost every case to determine, whether osteopathy will work for you. That is not to say that three sessions will be enough to get you 100% better, but there should in any case be clear signs that we are on the right track. If after these three sessions, no improvement is noted, then we will discuss either a referral to another health professional or indeed request more information such as MRI scans, blood tests etc.
Will I need to undress ?
In short no.
I will never ask you to take off more clothes than you are comfortable with. While some people are perfectly happy in their sensible underwear others would much prefer to keep on as much as possible.
You may feel more comfortable in leggings or shorts and a vest top or T-shirt than underwear. All I ask is that you wear clothing you can comfortably move in and that you discuss any concerns with me.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Lower back pain
Mid back pain
Neck and Shoulder pain
Sciatic Pain and Sciatica
Pain and Stiffness associated with arthritis
Pilates can help rehabilitate and prevent Back pain, this is why it goes well with Osteopathy!
Before joining a Pilates Class you may need an assessment to analyse your movement patterns, stronger and weaker muscle groups, and crucially teach you how to engage your deep abdominal or ‘core’
I teaches Pilates in Lewes as one-to-one or in small classes.
Osteopathy uses a broad range of techniques from gentle stretches and massage to more robust joint manipulations. I can also use other methods such as Western Acupuncture, Taping and Mindfulness if appropriate. This means I can treat wide range of patients and many different conditions can be safely and effectively helped.
A treatment plan will often follow three approaches:
I am one of those really fortunate people who loves my profession, treating patients and helping them move away from pain and into health must be one of the most satisfying and rewarding jobs. Because enjoy it so much I keep adding to my skills so I have many qualifications!