Nigel Hole Osteopathy is a specialist osteopathy practice offering a professional and tailored approach to our patients’ individual needs. Osteopathy is a holistic form of treatment, started by an American Doctor in 1876. The basic principle of osteopathy is `Structure Governs Function’. If the structure of the body is perfect, then it should function perfectly. When the structure starts to go wrong, dysfunction can result in pain, discomfort and continuing damage.
Stiffness and tightness in the joints and muscles is a frequently observed reason for the body’s structure going `wrong’, causing resultant pain. Osteopathic treatment involving soft tissue massage/stretch, articulation and manipulation of the joints and muscles is an effective method of attempting to increase flexibility and function to these stiff and tight areas, thus relieving pain.
All osteopaths practicing in the UK must by law belong to the Statutory Register of Osteopaths – The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). This is the regulatory body responsible for maintaining professional standards and ensuring public safety.
Nigel Hole Osteopathy is a private practice where patients can self refer or indeed be referred by GP’s or Consultants. Two common misconceptions regarding osteopathy are that people only present with back pain and that patients must undress in order to be treated. This is not the case. Stiffness and tightness can occur in any joint in the body and the same level of treatment can be given to all our patients when they are fully clothed in appropriate lightweight clothing. Your wishes, beliefs and modesty are all respected and we are happy for patients to be chaperoned should they prefer.
Nigel Hole Osteopathy was established by our Senior Osteopath, Nigel Hole BSc. (Hons), D.O., M.R.O back in 1987. Nigel was determined to offer a professional and flexible clinic, ensuring patients feel comfortable with their treatment and the clinic environment.
Our staff are passionate about osteopathy and its many benefits. If we are unable to help, you will be suitably referred either for second opinion or to your GP with a recommendation for Consultant referral.
We are registered with a number of private health companies – please contact us to discuss if your insurer can cover your treatment. We are able to accept payment by cash, cheque and BACS.
“Osteopathy, not just for backs…”
|First Consultation and Treatment
|Lasts approximately 45-60 mins
|Lasts approximately 30-45 mins
|Babies, young adults and full-time students
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Covid 19 Information – Visiting the Practice
We ask that you arrive at the practice neither too early nor too late. This avoids any overlap and distancing issues.
Please wait in your car or outside until you are asked in. Use the hand sanitiser at the door.
Masks need to be worn on the practice premises.
You will be asked to confirm and signature your COVID 19 status;
- Have you been in contact with a person with COVID 19?
- Do you have a temperature?
- A new unusual, continuous cough?
- Loss of smell?
- Have you felt unwell with respiratory symptoms?
Appointments will now be on an hourly basis to allow a buffer between patients and also to allow for additional cleaning of the room between patients.
Please visit the toilet before you leave home as we wish to minimise the use of our toilet at the practice. The toilet will be regularly disinfected.