Churchdown Osteopaths was started in 1978 by Clive and Liz Hayden, and has grown rapidly over the years. We currently have 7 osteopaths working in the practice.
Churchdown Osteopaths can be described as a true family practice, having something to offer people of all ages (see Information about Osteopathy). Osteopathy is best known for the treatment of back pain, but osteopaths treat people not conditions, and take into consideration all aspects of health in each individual. We have a special interest in the treatment of babies and children.
Treatment is for the most part done using the very subtle, gentle but powerful cranial approach to osteopathy, and is applied to all areas of the body.
Our commitment to excellence
All osteopaths in the practice are dedicated to the lifelong study of osteopathy and attend regular Postgraduate training courses to develop their understanding and skills. They are constantly striving to explore the incredible ability of the body to heal itself with the help of osteopathic treatment. Osteopaths in this practice work as a team, and specialise in trying to resolve difficult and challenging cases.
Clive and Liz Hayden are actively involved in teaching the cranial approach to osteopathy within the Sutherland Cranial College. As part of this active involvement in the training of osteopaths, Clive and Liz commonly have osteopathic students and osteopaths sitting in on treatments. Patients will always be asked whether they are willing to have another osteopath present for their treatment
There are times when two heads are better than one in trying to solve a difficult or stubborn problem, and two osteopaths may work on a patient at one time. This is beneficial for us as osteopaths, because it helps our own learning and provides an opportunity for senior osteopaths to pass on their experience. It also benefits the patient because treatment is often more effective. If you are offered a double treatment, you will only be charged the normal treatment fee (the higher fee if the two osteopaths charge different rates). Double appointments are at the discretion of the osteopaths only.