Hello. I’m Alex and I’m an osteopath.
I’ve been an osteopath for 12 years, after first discovering osteopathy as a patient, and thinking it was brilliant!
Before I became an osteopath, I was a project manager, which means I do like to have a plan for my patients. I will always give you my best estimate of how long treatment will take. You should expect to feel an improvement within 1-2 appointments and certainly within 3 appointments, however your recovery will depend on the complexity and length of time that the problem has been going on.
I use an online software programme for exercise prescription for patients who need it (this might include self-mobilisations, stretches or strengthening exercises) so you can continue your rehabilitation at home and start to take ownership of your recovery, which can be a very positive feeling.
I'm also realistic about recovery. If your lifestyle doesn’t complement your recovery, we'll discuss whether changes are possible. If you need different or additional help, such as a doctor, consultant, physiotherapist or podiatrist I’ll try and find the right place for you. Sometimes you’ll need to do exercises to help, or modify an aggravating activity for a while so we’ll cover that too.
Your body has to last you a lifetime, and I want to help you find ways for it to do just that.
B.Sc (hons) Osteopathy, B.Sc (hons) Behavioural Science, P. Cert Specialist Pediatric Osteopathic Practice