ABOUT OSTEOPATHY

Osteopathy is the diagnosis, treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.
It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
Osteopathy is based on thorough knowledge of the human anatomy and physiology, and the principle that all parts of our body work together as one complete and very sophisticated machine to serve us in our daily life. For this reason, we will always assess and treat the body as a whole, rather than focus solely on a symptomatic area, and investigate the circumstances that lead to the problem, so that the results achieved during treatment are long-lasting.

SARAH RAYNSFORD

OSTEOPATH

QUALIFICATIONS

I graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 2008 having completed a 4-year full-time degree programme to gain my Bachelor of Osteopathy. I am fully insured and registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC registration number 6782).
My interest in healthcare has been lifelong and I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. I pursued a career change from laboratory scientist to hands-on healthcare professional after receiving osteopathic treatment on my return from backpacking around the globe, several years ago.
I worked in several specialized community clinics whilst training including ones for the elderly, expectant mothers and patients with HIV. Since graduating I have worked in clinics in Surrey and Middlesex treating a variety of patients with a range of problems – it is this diversity that osteopathy offers that really appeals to me.
Osteopathy may help patients with a variety of conditions including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain and associated headaches
  • Knee and shoulder pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritic pain
  • Sports injuries
    Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle and subtle form of osteopathic treatment that patients often find can help with a number of conditions. I have carried out postgraduate training in this field, although it is most commonly associated with the treatment of babies and children (often for issues relating to digestion, feeding or sleeping) it can be beneficial to all age groups.
    You can find out more about Osteopathy from Sarah’s website. Click here for details: www.unityosteopathy.co.uk or call/email Sarah on 07751 912 220 / sarah@unityosteopathy.co.uk