Aviva Osteopath Ivan Bell Hillsborough

bupa registered Ivan Bell Osteopath

AXA Osteopath Hillsborough, Ivan Bell Axa Registered Osteopath

Ivan Bell Osteopath of general osteopathic council member

Can I help you?

If you have symptoms that need relief (back pain, hip pain, sciatic pain, etc.) pick up the phone: 028 9268 2320

I established my Osteopathy practice in 1984 and 30 years later I’m still here and still loving it, with a strong reputation, recognition from leading private health insurance providers and an extensive list of clients and past clients. I specialise in the treatment of back pain, Sciatica, neck pain and sports injuries.

People often think of osteopathy as expertise solely for helping with back pain, however, your Osteopathy appointment can help relieve a wide range of conditions including:

– Sciatica
– Lower Back Pain
– Joint pains including: Hip, Knee Ankle or Shoulder pain
– Sports injuries
– Neck pain
– Tennis elbow
– Carpal tunnel syndrome
– Repetitive strain injuries / “computer shoulder”
– Back pain during pregnancy
– Headaches (certain types)
– Arthritic pain
– General, acute & chronic backache
– Generalised aches and pains
– Lumbago
– Rheumatic pain

As an Osteopath, the methods I use are mainly very gentle manual manipulation, usually painless, and my ethic is 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. However, in the majority of cases I will be able to relieve pain from a variety of conditions quickly and effectively.

YOUR TREATMENT

BEFORE TREATMENT: To begin I will ask a number of questions about your symptoms and medical history, examine 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. 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. This process gives me the information I need to make a diagnosis of your condition or confirm the findings of your own doctor.

OSTEOPATHY TREATMENT: Treatment is a manual therapy tailored to your situation – dependant on your diagnosis, age, fitness, etc. Treating your specific complaint as well as addressing any underlying causes will include different types of soft tissue massage & joint articulation, to release tension, stretch muscles, mobilise stiff joints and help relieve pain.

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.

SCIATICA

Sciatica or Sciatic nerve pain is caused by pressure, or inflammation, which can have several causes.  It 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.

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.

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.

APPOINTMENT TIMES

IVAN BELL OSTEOPATH HILLSBOROUGH

Monday

9am – 4:30pm

Tuesday

9am – 4:30pm

Wednesday

11:45am – 6:30pm

Thursday

9am – 4:30pm

Friday

8:00am – 11:30am

028 9268 2320

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