Pennington Osteopathy in Weybridge & Walton-on-Thames
Osteopathy is a manual approach to diagnosis and treatment that looks at how the structure of the body and its function can influence each other. Treatment can gently restore order to dysfunctioning areas of the body, aiding healing, relieving pain and improving health.
It is suitable for all ages and many people find treatment can help relieve a wide range of problems inlcuding:
Lower back pain
Neck and Shoulder pain
Why Pennington Osteopathy?
Conveniently located between Walton-on-Thames and Weybridge, Pennington Osteopathy offers a calm, relaxing, unhurried and friendly environment in which to be treated.
Parking is available on the private driveway. The treatment room is on the ground floor.
About the Osteopath
Diana Rowlands (BOst.) qualified at the British School of Osteopathy. She has undertaken training in cranial and functional as well as structural techniques and regularly employs all these in her practice.
She was inspired to become an osteopath after being treated herself, and discovering how osteopathy aims not just to treat symptoms, but to restore function and health.
Diana regularly undertakes further training as part of her professional development.
She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, and is a member of the British Osteopathic Association.
What to Expect From Osteopathy
An initial appointment involves a talk about your pain, and your general health both past and present, including details of any medication you may be taking.
Following that, a physical assessment using touch and movement will seek out areas of restriction and dysfunction. You will probably be asked to dress down to your underwear for this, though feel free to wear sports short / sports bra if you prefer.
You may also choose to bring a friend or relative to accompany you. The assessment sometimes involves the use of medical diagnostic equipment, where necessary.
Treatment is carried out with you lying on the treatment table, and may involve soft tissue massage, rhythmic stretching of muscles, ligaments and joints, quick manipulation of joints (when you may hear the joint “click”), and other gentle techniques, such as cranial techniques, designed to release restrictions and improve function.
Certain techniques may involve your active participation, and sometimes you may be given stretches or exercises to do at home.
Techniques will be explained at the time, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to say so.
After an osteopathic treatment, you may feel tired, or stiff or sore, or find an increase in your symptoms for a few hours. This is not uncommon and perfectly normal. Feel free to ring and talk should you have any concerns.
“Before finding Diana I had suffered with chronic pain in my shoulder and neck for a couple of years, to the point that it was affecting my work and my sleep. After my first session with Diana, following a very thorough examination, I walked out feeling better than I had felt in months. I now see Diana as soon as I feel I need maintenance and she always manages to see me quickly. Seeing Diana has improved my health no end and I am so grateful to her for her patience and understanding.”
“Treatment with Diana makes me more relaxed, easier in the joints, and my pain is greatly reduced. Regular treatment keeps me mobile and certainly makes taking painkillers less frequent. I have been seeing Diana for some years and appreciate her professionalism and her advice with respect to my arthritis.”
Opening Hours and Contact Details for Pennington Osteopathy Weybridge
Saturday morning appointments are also sometimes available.
If you can only make a particular day or time, however, please do get in touch as I will do my very best to accommodate your needs.