Can I help you? If you have symptoms that need relief (back pain, hip pain, sciatic pain, etc.) pick up the phone.

I established my Osteopathy practice in August 1984 and I’m still here, and still loving it, 30 years later. Since its development in the USA in the late 1800s Osteopathy has become one of the most popular methods of helping with many conditions, especially:

– Back pain
– Back pain during pregnancy
– Hip pain
– Sciatic pain
– Sports injuries
– Neck pain
– Knee, shoulder and ankle pain
– Tennis elbow
– Carpal tunnel syndrome
– Repetitive strain injuries / “computer shoulder”
– Headaches (certain types)

As an Osteopath, the methods used are mainly very gentle manual manipulation, usually painless, and my ethic is to always try to resolve patients’ conditions as quickly as possible. If a situation arises where I do not feel that my approach is appropriate, I will immediately refer that patient to a fellow expert practitioner who may be better suited to work with that person’s particular condition.

YOUR TREATMENT

BEFORE TREATMENT To help me with my diagnosis I will take your full medical history, look at your posture and how you move your body, and I may also assess what happens when I move it for you to see what hurts, where and when. Using touch I may find areas of sensitivity or tightness, this helps me to identify, for example, what may leading to your back pain, elbow pain, knee pain, hip pain or shoulder pain. When I have done that then hopefully I can diagnose your condition.

OSTEOPATHY TREATMENT Treatment is tailored to each patient’s situation – depending on your age, fitness & diagnosis. It can include different types of soft tissue massage & joint articualtion, these release tension, stretch muscles, help relieve pain, and mobilise your joints.

Common Symptoms I Can Frequently Help

BACK PAIN

Back pain, as anyone who has experienced it knows, is awful and impossible to ignore.

It can also cause symptoms in other areas of the body, such as sciatic pain or headaches, clicking jaw, and dizziness. As an osteopath I can diagnose your specific issue and use a range of gentle manipulations to resolve the issue and relieve the pain.

HIP PAIN

Hip pain can be extremely worrying and often debilitating, with a huge impact on quality of life. If you are unsure of the cause of your hip pain, then consulting an osteopath is always a good place to start. With my expert understanding of how a body functions and assessment of you as a whole, I will treat you based on your lifestyle, age and symptoms.

SPORTS INJURIES

Incorrect equipment, playing too hard, not warming up or down, these can all cause sports injuries.  Reduced joint flexibility flexibility or pain are the big indicators of a problem. An osteopath can improve overall sports performance and treat any injuries, by restoring structural balance, increasing joint mobility and reducing soft tissue restriction – keeping you supple and improving muscle tone will also reduce risk of injury in the future.

BACK PAIN DURING PREGNANCY

Lower back pain and pelvic pain are common in pregnancy but many common treatments such as medication, physiotherapy and exercise, are not always suitable for women during pregnancy. Osteopathy is a safe and effective way of dealing with back pain during pregnancy.

SCIATIC PAIN

Sciatic pain can often be helped by working into the tight muscles of the low and mid back and the hip, altering the movement patterns of the spine to take the pressure off the base of the spine.

WEAR & TEAR

Quality of life is vitally important at an older age, especially in keeping your independence and mobility. As an osteopath, generally I can greatly help reduce stiffness, improve mobility and circulation so you can enjoy an active life.

IVAN BELL OSTEOPATH HILLSBOROUGH APPOINTMENT TIMES

Monday

9am – 4:30pm

Tuesday

9am – 4:30pm

Wednesday

11:45am – 6:30pm

Thursday

9am – 4:30pm

Friday

8:00am – 11:30am

FOR APPOINTMENT PLEASE TELEPHONE: 028 9268 2320