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Osteopathy Clinic

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Beth Lawrence, osteopathy clinic in Andover.

About Osteopathy

Osteopathic Treatment for head and neck pain at osteobeth in Andover, Hants, UKOsteopathic practice is a safe and effective form of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of health issues.

Osteopaths are highly trained healthcare professionals who are experts in the musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles and associated tissues) and its relationship to other systems of the body, to keep you as healthy as you can be.

Osteopaths see people of all ages from babies to the elderly and everyone in between, including pregnant women and elite athletes.

You do not need to consult your GP before you visit an osteopath, although you may wish to do so.

What to expect when you visit my osteopathy clinic

Osteopaths are highly skilled professionals who are trained in diagnosing health issues, including those which may require further investigation.

When you first visit my osteopathy clinic you’ll be asked about your current symptoms and medical history. All information will be treated as confidential in accordance with the standards of practice set out by the General Osteopathic Council and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), May 2018.

It is natural in most circumstances to worry about your symptoms and the cause. You can be confident that I will always complete a routine examination that checks for more serious diagnoses and will advise and discuss with you any further action that might be required.

Beth Lawrence, osteopath in Andover.

After this examination, we will discuss your treatment options and then jointly decide an appropriate and suitable treatment plan, and the likely associated costs. This plan may involve several visits and, very occasionally, further tests and/or referrals to another appropriate healthcare professional.

Your treatment may begin at your first appointment. You may experience mild discomfort afterwards, but in most cases this will pass within 24 hours. If you have any concerns about your treatment you are encouraged to discuss them further with me.

What happens at your osteopathy assessment

Beth Lawrence, osteopath in Andover.


As part of your consultation I will examine the area(s) of your body causing discomfort and may undertake tests such as taking your blood pressure or testing your reflexes.

It may be necessary for me to ask you to remove some clothing, so that I can assess the areas of the body causing concern. If you are uncomfortable undressing to your underwear, then you are encouraged to wear clothing such as shorts, t-shirt or close fitting garments, that will enable me to work effectively without making you feel uncomfortable.

I will perform an examination, assessing both your posture and the way you move, feeling for any changes in your muscles and joints in order to identify any issues. Sometimes the cause of the problem may be in a different area to the pain, so I may examine your whole body.

Dependant on your case, I may suggest that you seek further tests before your first treatment, for example blood tests or scans. I may also recommend that you consult your GP or another appropriate healthcare professional for onward care.


Osteopathic care is based on the individual needs of the patient and so varies depending on your age, fitness levels and diagnosis.
I use a wide range of gentle hands-on techniques that focus on releasing tension, stretching muscles and mobilising joints. These are often used together with exercise and helpful advice designed to help you relieve or manage your pain, keep active and maintain the best of health.

Research has shown that manual therapy such as that used by osteopaths, can have beneficial effects, especially for back pain, helping you to return to ordinary movement and activity.

The health risks associated with having osteopathy treatment are extremely low. If you have any concerns about your treatment, I encourage you to raise them with me and I will be happy to discuss them with you further.

Osteopathic Treatment for back pain at osteobeth in Andover, Hants, UK

Take care of your body & and it will take care of you.