Wigan Osteopaths (appointments also available in Bolton, Southport & Ribble Valley)

Susan Feetham BSc (Hons) Hom, BSc (Hons) Ost, APNT, SNHS

G.Os.C. Registered Osteopath and Sports Injury Therapist

Member of the BOA and former Secretary to the NCSO


FAQs

 

What can an osteopath do for me?

 

What is treatment like? Will it hurt? and how many sessions will I need, and what will it cost?

 

Who are GOsC?

 

 GOsC Registered

 

What is the osteopathic approach ?

 

Osteopathy Research

 

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Welcome to Susan Feetham's osteopathy web site.  Susan's clinic is based in Wigan Greater Manchester.  The address and contact details are as follows:

 
 

Feethams Osteopathic Practice

215A Ormskirk Road

Wigan

WN5 9DN

 

Telephone: 01942 497 515

 

 

Fees for osteopathic treatment at Wigan: Initial consultation and treatment lasting 45 minutes is 40.  Follow up sessions lasting 30 minutes is 35.  Fees for sports massage at Wigan is a single tariff of 32 per session.

 

Current Opening Hours:

Wigan:   Tuesday - First appointment 2:00pm, Last appointment 6:30pm

             Friday   -  First appointment 9:00am, Last appointment 6:30pm

 

 

You can also book an appointment with Susan at the following locations:

   

Wilpshire Clinic
936 Whalley New Road
Wilpshire
Blackburn
BB1 9PH

Phone: 01254 246144
Southport Osteopathic Practice
2b Manning Road
Southport
Merseyside
PR8 6AT

Phone: 01704 500905
Deansgate Osteopathic Clinic
152 Deansgate
Bolton
BL1 1BB

Phone: 01204 522133

                                   

                             

                                             

 

What can osteopathy do for me?

Osteopaths are usually associated with treating back problems. Actually they treat much more than back conditions.  Osteopathy is more holistic than people generally realise, treating problems with joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves.  It treats both symptoms and underlying causes of a problem. 

 

Typical problems that people seek help with include: Back pain, neck pain, elbow pain (tennis elbow and golfers elbow), frozen shoulder, knee pain, ankle pain, problems resulting from poor posture (as a result of pregnancy or working conditions, or sporting activities).  Other areas that osteopaths deal with are repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and mechanical problems resulting from arthritis.  Each person's treatment is unique and specifically tailored to them.

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What is treatment like?

The first session will typically last for 45 minutes, during which the osteopath will ask lots of questions about the problem you're looking to resolve.  But you will also be asked questions about your general health, your working habits, your eating habits and many things that may appear to be irrelevant.  In fact these provide vital clues into the possible cause of the problem you want solved.  A physical examination will take place, for which you may be asked to undress to your underwear.

 

Treatment is carefully and gently applied.  Some patients may experience some discomfort after treatment, which may last for 24 hours.  But this is nothing to worry about, and is part of the overall healing process.  Some manipulations result in a 'cracking' sound.  Again this is nothing to be concerned about, and is simply gas bubbles popping in the fluid of the joint being manipulated.

 

The cost of treatment is usually between 35 - 50 for the first session, and between 25 - 35 for subsequent treatments.  But you should expect regional variations in cost.  The number of treatment sessions needed, will depend upon your specific condition.  You will always be fully informed over what the osteopath believes to be your problem, and what type of treatment is needed.  The osteopath may suggest that you periodically visit him or her, for a 'maintenance' treatment.  This is often useful for circumventing more debilitating problems in the future. 

 

 

 

Skeletal image copyright of Penn State University http://www.bio.psu.edu/people/faculty/strauss/anatomy/skel/skeletal.htm

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Of Interest

Books reviewed by Susan in 'The Osteopath' magazine

Chronic Pelvic Pain & Dysfunction, Practical Physical Medicine (p.23) : www.osteopathy.org.uk/uploads/the_osteopath_junejuly2012.pdf

The Vital Psoas Muscle (p.24): http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/uploads/the_osteopath_december12_january13.pdf

Soft Tissue Release: A Practical handbook for Physical Therapists (p.25): http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/uploads/the_osteopath_aprilmay_2013.pdf

The Soft Tissue Release Handbook: Reducing Pain and Improving Performance (p.25): http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/uploads/the_osteopath_augsep_2013.pdf

Susan treats golfer David Shacklady

For an informative explanation of back pain see this site:

www.lowerbackpaintreatment.co.uk

Sue writes an eBook on Weight loss: http://www.amazon.co.uk/diet-book-middle-aged-ebook/dp/B00B1HWXOW/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1358345951&sr=8-10#_

Paperback: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Diet-Book-Middle-Aged-Folk/dp/1482065401/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1376758273&sr=8-8&keywords=susan+feetham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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