What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. Osteopathy aims to treat the root cause of the problem, rather than the secondary effects. Spinal alignment and correct posture are paramount to preventing injury and relieving pain.
Treatment is hands on and can include a wide range of techniques, for instance manual therapy, soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, joint articulations, and joint manipulations. Home exercises may also be given for the patient to continue the work done within the session.
An Osteopath can treat anyone including, sports people, children, pregnant women, elderly patients, and people suffering from acute or chronic pain. Osteopaths are experts in the treatment of spinal conditions and can treat a wide range of conditions concerning all the joints throughout the body. Osteopaths can assess and treat any soft tissue condition affecting the muscles, ligament, or tendons. Osteopaths can also treat headaches (migraines, cervicogenic headaches & dizziness).
Sam Spriegel B.Ost Dip. SMT Dip. MA
Sam has a Bachelor of Osteopathy from College of Osteopaths in London and is a fully registered member of the General Osteopathic Council. She also has a Level 5 Diploma in Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy as well as a diploma in Medical Acupuncture. She incorporates all these techniques into her sessions with patients, as well as prescription of home exercises, to create well-rounded approach to treatment.
Sam has worked with:
– All Blacks (Rugby Union)
– Argentina (Rugby Union)
– Italy (Rugby Union)
– Harlequins (Rugby Union)
– Miami Dolphins (NFL)
– Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL)
Sam’s extensive experience working in professional sport means she knows what it takes to successfully relieve pain and help patients come back from injury stronger. Sam will address the underlying cause of your problem then will use a combination of manual therapy techniques and corrective exercises to achieve lasting results.
“I’ve worked with Sam almost every day for 5 years after training and before games, she was a huge part of helping me recover from my injuries. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and I would recommend her to absolutely everyone.”
**Danny Care – England & Harlequins rugby player**
“Sam was a valued member of the support staff at Quins. She is extremely professional, skilled and willing to help. I wish her the best of luck in her career and have no doubt she will be very successful.”
**Nick Easter – England & Harlequins rugby player**
Sam will be working Wednesdays and Thursdays
Osteopathy prices £60 as per chiro and physio.