Wigan Osteopaths (appointments also available in Darwen, Southport)

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



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




Telephone: 01942 497 515


Fees for osteopathic treatment:

Wigan: Initial consultation and treatment is £45.  Follow up sessions, £38

Southport: Initial and subsquent treatments is £45

Darwen: Initial consultation and treatment is £52.  Follow up sessions, £43


Current Opening Hours (Tuesday and Friday only):

Wigan:   Tuesday - First appointment 11:15 am, Last appointment 6:00pm

             Friday   -  First appointment 11:15 am, Last appointment 6:00pm



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


  28 Hoghton Street

Phone: 07849 104 555 - Wednesday & Saturday only
Darwen Osteopathic Clinic
4 Church Street

Phone: 01254 772990 - Thursday only





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

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