Whole Body Osteopathy - Quality Osteopathic Care in South-East Cornwall

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LOOE: 01503 262254
MILLBROOK: 01752 822430

About Osteopathy

Osteopathy in Cornwall

We are a welcoming clinic in Cornwall, offering osteopathy in Millbrook, osteopathy in Saltash and osteopathy in Looe. Our experienced clinicians take a whole-body approach and offer a professional diagnosis and personalised treatment plans for a wide range of conditions including neck pain, arthritis and sciatica, and we offer full back pain clinic and sports injury clinic services.

Booking is easy using our online system, and if you have any questions or queries about osteopathy or how we can help, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help and advise.

Whole Body Osteopathy clinic Cornwall
We are an osteopathic clinic in Millbrook, Saltash and Looe

What Is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a hands-on physical therapy

What Is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a hands-on physical therapy which works on the premise of removing obstacles to the body’s natural healing mechanisms through improving alignment, releasing tension and increasing blood flow. Osteopathy is an inherently holistic therapy which is based on the idea that all the body systems are connected.

Osteopathy is concerned with the musculoskeletal system. Osteopaths are experts on the spine, joints, muscles and other soft tissues, and osteopathic treatment uses palpation and a range of physical therapy techniques to diagnose and treat problems. Osteopaths do not prescribe drugs or medicines, and osteopathy is covered by most major health insurances.

Our Osteopaths

Registered with the General Osteopathic Council and Institute of Osteopathy

Yvonne Cosbie, osteopath

Yvonne Cosbie

Principal Osteopath

Georgia Slater, Osteopath

Georgia Slater

Associate Osteopath

Training and Qualifications

All osteopaths complete a minimum 4 year degree in osteopathy and are registered and regulated in the UK with the General Osteopathic Council. Our osteopaths are additionally registered with the Institute of Osteopathy. Osteopaths also complete regular Continuing Professional Development, to stay up to date with latest developments in medical understanding.

Osteopathy is recognised as one of the 14 Allied Health Professions and many osteopaths also work in the NHS. Osteopaths are also trained as Primary Care Practitioners, able to assess patients in the first instance and refer you for further tests or other treatments if osteopathy is not the most appropriate therapy in your case.

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Osteopaths study for a minimum of 4 years
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Osteopaths treat a range of musculoskeletal issues

What Do Osteopaths Treat

Osteopaths are experts in spinal and bodily alignment and soft tissue therapies. This makes osteopathy an ideal treatment for most aches and pains, and many people consult an osteopath for a bad back, neck or other joint or muscle pains, and injuries related to tendon overuse such as tennis elbow or plantar fasciitis.

Osteopaths are also able to help in many cases with chronic (long-standing) conditions, including arthritis, sciatica, frozen shoulder and fibromyalgia. It is also possible for osteopaths to treat certain types of headaches, help with migraine prevention, reduce general stress, and help to treat certain digestive issues. For more information on what we treat, please see our conditions page, or contact us.

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What is Osteopathic Treatment Like

Osteopathy is a conservative therapy which is not painful. Osteopathy is well-known for the use of direct spine and joint manipulation or high-velocity thrusts, which are used to gently realign joints and vertebrae. This produces a sound which has made osteopaths well known for ‘cracking’ spines, but the cracking sound is simply air escaping from the joint in the same way as when you crack your fingers, and is safe and painless.

Osteopaths also use a range of other physical therapy techniques such as joint mobilisation, stretching, and soft tissue techniques such as deep tissue massage and myofascial release. All osteopathic treatment is personalised to your particular problem, and your osteopath will explain the most appropriate treatments for your particular case at your appointment.

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Osteopathy is a safe and painless therapy

Osteopathy During Pregnancy

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Osteopathy can help during pregnancy

Osteopathy During Pregnancy

Osteopathy is a safe and appropriate treatment for expectant mothers. The weight of carrying the baby, both during pregnancy and holding and carrying the baby after birth, can put a lot of strain on the spine and muscles of the back and easily lead to back pain issues. Pregnancy hormones can also lead to a slight softening of some of the structures of the spine, making back problems or conditions like sciatica more likely, and the extra weight can also cause problems with the knees and ankles.

At Whole Body Osteopathy we frequently treat pregnant mothers for musculoskeletal problems brought about by pregnancy, and can help to keep your body pain-free and functioning freely both during and after your pregnancy.

Your Local Clinic

We have two welcoming and conveniently situated clinics

What to Expect

What to Expect

Your first appointment is an hour long, giving plenty of time for you to explain what has brought you to the clinic, and for your osteopath to take a case history and ask you about any other factors that might be relevant. They will then proceed to a physical examination both of the affected area, and of your general biomechanics. Depending on your reason for coming to the clinic, you may be asked to remove some clothing down to your underwear.

In most cases your osteopath will be able to give you an immediate diagnosis. You will receive treatment at your first session and should expect an improvement immediately. If you require follow-up sessions, your osteopath will explain how many sessions they expect you will need, and any stretches and exercises you can do at home to speed up your recovery. Your osteopath will also give you advice on any lifestyle factors such as best mattress, shoes and workstation setup to help your recovery if appropriate.

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You will receive a diagnosis and treatment at your first appointment
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Booking an appointment is quick and simple online

Book an Appointment

We have three conveniently situated clinics offering osteopathy in Millbrook, osteopathy in Saltash and osteopathy in Looe. Our expert practitioners Yvonne, Georgia and Duncan provide treatment for a wide range of issues including neck pain, sciatica and arthritis, and full back pain clinic and sports injury clinic services.

Booking is easy with our online system, allowing you to browse available appointments and choose the time and clinician that suits you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help and advise.

Conditions We Treat

Osteopaths are able to help with a wide range of complaints including aches and pains, minor injuries, and chronic conditions. If you’re not sure whether we can help in your case, please contact us for a free telephone consultation. 

Yvonne Cosbie, osteopath

Medical Review

The information on this page has been reviewed for accuracy by Yvonne Cosbie BOst BSc, osteopath and clinical director, Whole Body Osteopathy.


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