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Osteopathy provides skilled diagnosis and treatment concerning primarily, but not only, the structure and function of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system i.e. the joints, muscles, ligaments, membranous and fascial tissues, and the central and peripheral nervous system.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathic Structural and Cranial approaches are both employed to bring the body back to full functional health. Techniques that are used include: manipulation, joint articulation, gentle soft tissue and cranial osteopathy techniques.

Osteopathic practice is a health care approach that provides a package of care that can include manual therapy, health information including dietary advice, self management advice and support, exercise therapy etc as determined by the individual needs of the patient.

Our Osteopaths may offer Laser Therapy as part of your treatment if appropriate.

Osteopathy may support you with:

  • Low back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Elbow and wrist strains
  • Hip and knee problems
  • Arthritis
  • Minor sports injuries

What to expect

On your first visit, a detailed history will be taken. This will include a standing assessment and simple mobility testing to see how your whole body relates mechanically to your complaint. The Osteopath is then likely to focus the examination in the region which appears to be causing the problem. Clinical examination (such as neurological and cardiovascular testing) may be carried out.

Cranial Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a gentle treatment suitable for children and babies at all stages of development.

Cranial Osteopathy techniques are safe and gentle and may help to soothe and relax your baby.

Babies skeletons are softer than an adult's, and so Osteopaths will therefore use gentler techniques such as cranial osteopathy, when treating newborn infants and children.

During an initial appointment, the Osteopath will assess your child to see what might help. We recommend bringing a toy or two along to appointments, to help distract your baby or child if they become restless during the treatment.

Children 16 years and under must be accompanied throughout appointments by a parent or legal guardian (unfortunately this does not include Grandparents or Aunts / Uncles - unless legal guardianship has been awarded.)

Pregnancy & Osteopathy

A woman's body changes during pregnancy. These changes include the softening of ligaments, and any increase in body weight and postural changes. This can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body, including the spine and pelvis.

Pregnancy can cause general aches and pains including joint and back pain - Osteopathy may help relieve the stresses and strains on your body during pregnancy and after birth.

Perrin Technique

Our Osteopath Charles Dunning is not currently taking on new clients for the Perrin Technique, but suggests trying Acupuncture as a possible alternative treatment. More information on the Perrin Technique and local Practitioners is available on the Perrin Technique website.


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Getting to the Bridge Centre for Natural Health

The Bridge Centre for Natural Health is easily located at the end of the parade of shops on Ladybank Road in Mickleover, Derby, with free parking available outside the centre. The centre is also accessible via the main bus route services from Mickleover to Derby city centre.

With the A38 and A50 just minutes away not only is the centre conveniently located for the surrounding areas such as Littleover, Allestree, and Hilton, but also accessible from Ashbourne, Burton-on-Trent, and further afield.

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  • 1st appointment - Charles, Rachel, Rob    £56 (£58 from 01.06.24) for 45 minutes
  • 1st appointment - Cathy    £56 (£58 from 01.06.24) for 1 hour
  • Follow-up appointments - Charles, Rachel, Rob    £46 (£48 from 01.06.24) for 30 minutes / £56 (£58 from 01.06.24) for 45 minutes / £66 (£68 from 01.06.24) for 1 hour
  • Follow-up appointments - Cathy    £46 (£48 from 01.06.24) for 45 minutes
  • Please note: prices for treatments and duration of appointments can vary and are set by each individual practitioners, and are subject to change. For up to date pricing call the reception team on 01332 521 270.    

Cancellation Policy

We understand that people’s lives are busy and complex and that things happen which are out of your control. Wherever possible though we require 24-hour's notice of a cancelled appointment. If 24-hour's notice is not given our Practitioners reserve the right to charge you for the full cost of the missed appointment. This is at the discretion of the individual Practitioners.

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