In order to conform with government social distancing measures for COVID-19 and for the safety of my patients and also myself, my clinic will be closed for the time being. The duration of the closure will be in line with government guidelines.
To offer as much help as I can to my valued existing patients during this time, I am happy to offer free telephone consultations, to discuss symptoms, offer advice and email exercises as appropriate, if you are struggling. You can contact me on my usual numbers 07719 472053 or 01298 23551.
For any new patients, please see advice below, and as soon as I am open again you can make an appointment to see me.
I have put together some basic guidelines to keep you ticking over:
-If you’ve hurt your back, try ice for 10 minutes every hour. It helps to reduce any inflammation if it’s there. If you get no relief from this at all, try heat. We are all different and our bodies can respond differently too!
-If you’ve had exercises from me in the past, now is the time to dig them out! They’ll be tailored to your needs so these will be your preventative measure against pain. If you need me to, I can re-send these to you. My email address is [email protected]
- During self-isolation you may be doing chores to keep yourselves busy! Please remember that bodies don’t like being in the same position for long periods of time - pace yourselves and move position when can. Change the type of job that you’re doing throughout the day to take the load off muscles. Have rests! Set alarms every hour if you need to. Similarly, for anyone working from home, don’t sit down for too long. Again, muscles don’t like being stuck in one position! Keep moving.
- During self-isolation you may also be exercising in your living rooms! Please make sure that your body is warmed up for about 5 minutes before you begin, and that you warm down at the end. Be warned that some online exercise videos don’t always allow for a sufficient warm-up or down, which can make you more prone to injury – moving around your house or stretching should do the job!
- If you experience pain, remember to breathe - most of us brace ourselves and hold our breath when in pain. Taking some slow, deep breaths can often calm muscles down and let your whole body relax. Do some gentle shoulder rolls; things can then reset.
I will keep in touch with you and will advise you as soon as government guidelines mean it is safe for me to re-open. Hopefully this will not be too long!
In the meantime and as stated above, please don’t hesitate to contact me, should you need to.
Thank you for your support and stay safe,
Kelly Watts Osteopath
My name is Kelly Watts and I'm a registered female Osteopath providing Osteopathy to residents of Buxton, Ashbourne and the High Peak. The Buxton Osteopathic clinic provides treatment to surrounding areas, treating children and adults of all ages. Find us on Google Maps.
Home visits may be available upon request in Buxton, throughout the High Peak.
If you are in Buxton and are suffering at the moment and are unsure what to do about it, or if indeed anything can be done, treatment by an Osteopath might be the answer! Osteopaths treat backs but many more conditions too. If you are concerned about your posture for example I can help you.
Why choose me to be your Osteopath in Buxton? Read some testimonials.
Sometimes pain doesn't always go away and can make your life difficult. You may think that it's 'one of those things' or 'your age' and that 'maybe it will go away'. I see a lot of patients who seem to accept that their problem is now part of their life. It doesn't have to be, often aches and pains can be either resolved or at the very least made more manageable! The sooner you are treated the quicker the problem will be resolved.
"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease" Buddha.
In Buxton with Back Pain, Sports Injury, Arthritis.... Will Osteopathy Help?!
A lot of people don't know what an osteopath is, and if they do, they don't realise that we treat the whole body and not just backs! Osteopaths can help with back pain, sports injuries, general aches and pains and so much more! With that in mind, why would you choose osteopathy over seeing your GP, physiotherapist, chiropractor, masseuse..., the list is endless! The simple answer is, give it a go! I often find that people have favourite therapies to use. From my point of view, osteopaths look from head to toe and try to work out why the problem has occurred, and therefore trying to prevent it happening again. All osteopaths work differently, my approach is using soft tissue, ultrasound and manipulation, followed by a tailored stretch prescription.
Buxton Physiotherapy, Chiropractor Or Osteopath? What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a natural complementary therapy founded in the 18th Century by A.T. Still. Nowadays Osteopathy is an alternative therapy to Physiotherapy and Chiropractic treatment. Osteopaths will look at the whole body rather than the specific problem, in an attempt to balance the body and have a long term effect.
"Osteopathy is based on the perfection of nature's work. When all parts of the human body are in line we have health. When they are not the effect is disease. When the parts are readjusted disease gives place to health. The work of the Osteopath is to adjust the body from the abnormal to the normal; then the abnormal condition gives place to the normal and health is the result of the normal condition." A. T. Still
For more details about Osteopathy click here.
What conditions can Osteopathy help?
It doesn't just help back pain! Osteopathy can help many issues to do with the body. The most common conditions treated are:-
Aches and pains, including rheumatic pain and arthritic / hip and knee joint pain from Osteoarthritis (OA).
General backache / back pain, including lumbago, sciatica, general muscle spasm and neuralgia.
Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck.
Neck ache and neck pain not after trauma/injury, also headache if it arises from the neck, and migraine prevention.
Sports injuries. Some injuries may be due to your posture and / or structural imbalances causing a stress or weakness in certain areas. By addressing these issues, along with the injury in question, the chances of injuries coming back may potentially be reduced.
General conditions are treated, such as inability to relax, circulatory problems, cramp, tension, digestion problems and fibromyalgia.
Postural issues can also be addressed. For example some horseriders may notice that their horse veers to one side - this may because of the riders posture and muscle imbalances.
Photo courtesy of The General Osteopathic Council
What happens during an appointment?
An appointment will involve me taking a case history to get to know your background and to give me an idea about what might the issue might be. I will then assess you, looking at your posture and for any potential causes of the issue.
During the treatment I may use massage, mobilisation and / or manipulation techniques. I often also use ultrasound. I tailor the treatment to the patient so feel free to tell me if you don't like something and I can adapt the treatment.
My aim is to get you better and feeling 'yourself' again as quickly as possible. I might also get you involved in the healing process by giving you lots of postural advice and stretches if I think that they will help. I will also look at what you do in your daily life so that I can determine what you are doing to aggravate issues. All of this hopefully cuts down on treatment time and therefore saves you money long term!
If you still have more questions please read my FAQ or contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions.
Osteopathy and Pregnancy
During pregnancy, the postural and skeletal adaptations in mums body can lead to many areas of discomfort. Osteopathy can be used throughout pregnancy for issues that may arise, such as back pain, sciatica, SPD, heartburn and swollen hands. Treatment approach might be adapted to suit you during pregnancy, especially in the early stages.
Don't forget that you may have aches and pains too! Many mums, understandably, put their children first, but don't neglect yourself! If you are on form and able to function as normal, your household will be a happier place!
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If you have any concerns or have questions please refer to my FAQ page. If you need an Osteopath in Buxton , give me a call on 01298 23551 or 07719472053 for an informal chat to see if I can help. Alternatively you can email me on [email protected]
" I would most highly recommend her."
"I was impressed by her thoroughness, professionalism and friendliness. Her treatment and ongoing supporting exercises have been immensely helpful and I would recommend her without question."
"She is a very capable and knowledgeable osteopath with a sensitive response to each client's needs."
"Would recommend Kelly unreservedly.... Her personable, relaxed and friendly manner makes for a comfortable treatment environment."
"Highly recommended & thoughtful Osteopath who puts her clients first. "
"She gets me back on a pain free road again."
"Kelly was fantastic, she made me feel completely at ease and has helped my back, neck and shoulders to be far less painful."
"The treatment and advice was top class"
" Very professional but at the same is extremely personable"
"She is a miracle worker and i wouldn't go anywhere else now. "
"We have no hestitation in recommending Kelly to patients she will deliver a super service and will look after to the same professional standards. "
Warren Hutson, Osteopath of 33 years.
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