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Osteopathy For Everyone
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment which works with the structure and function of the body. The maintenance of good mechanical function is essential to good health. Problems in one part of the body’s framework often leads to aches and pains in joints and muscles elsewhere and may affect both circulation and nerves to any part of the body.
Osteopaths work to restore the structure and function of the body to a state of balance and harmony, so helping the whole person.
The Billingshurst Osteopaths team treat a wide range of conditions from back and neck pain, trapped nerves, headaches, injuries related to motor accidents and sports injuries, through to cranial treatment for new born babies.
Billingshurst Osteopaths was set up in 1999 by Jon Meadows and is now officially part of the Meadows Wellbeing centre as of May/June 2020.
All our Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopaths Council (GOsC).
Structural Osteopathy is the effective treatment of musculo-skeletal injuries and resulting pain, by articulating, mobilising and manipulating joints both spinal and peripheral, as well as working on muscles, tendons and ligaments using stretch and massage techniques.
Changing and improving the way the body is structured improves the way the body functions.
Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of Osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body including the head.
It is gentle and extremely effective and used in a wide range of conditions of all ages from birth to old age.
OSTEOPATHY FOR ADULTS
As adults we may have had physical injuries, accidents, operations, demanding work environments or a combination of any of these, resulting at the time or eventually as pain, in one or more parts of our body. The natural aging process may also be at work as a contributory factor.
Adults benefit enormously from osteopathic intervention from identifying the cause, diagnosis, treatment to advice and management.
OSTEOPATHY FOR BABIES & CHILDREN
It is a common belief that babies and children have no stresses and strains in their bodies. The reality is very different. During birth the body is subjected to enormous forces and some babies cope very well but for others it’s a different story with resultant tensions and stresses remaining in the body.
This can lead to discomfort and related symptoms such as excessive crying, irritability, poor sleeping, poor feeding.
MEET THE BILLINGSHURST OSTEOPATHS TEAM
At Billingshurst Osteopaths, you are in good hands.
It typically takes 4 years to become a qualified osteopath and over 1,000 hours of clinical training.
Osteopathy is a regulated profession, with all osteopaths required by law to register with the General Osteopathic Council and meet their requirements.
Our osteopaths are also required to maintain their skills through ongoing training and professional development and you can be confident that your osteopath has the skills, qualifications and knowledge to help you live a healthier life.
If you are unsure whether Osteopathy can help you, please contact us as we are very happy to give advice over the phone.
Owner of Meadows Wellbeing & Billingshurst Osteopaths
BSc Hons Ost
About Jon Meadows
Jon studied at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in London and qualified with an Honours Degree in Osteopathy in 1996.
He then worked in a Sports Injury Clinic before completing post graduate courses in Cranial and Structural Osteopathy. He has also been involved in teaching Post Graduate Students in London and also organises two courses a year at Kings College, London in Anatomy and Pathology on behalf of the Teaching Institute for Qualified Osteopaths.
Jon established Billingshurst Osteopaths over 20 years ago and has recently moved his team over the road to Number 57 High Street Billingshurst to join his new venture – Meadows Wellbeing.
BSc Hons Ost, M. Ost
About Ben Pieniazek
Ben qualified as an Osteopath with a masters degree (with Distinction) from the British School of Osteopathy in 2010 and has worked with Jon at Billingshurst Osteopaths for over 10 years.
He previously graduated from Bristol University in 2005 with a BSc degree in Anatomical Sciences.
Ben encourages his patients to understand the reasons behind their pain or symptoms so that they can take control of their condition with tailored self-management techniques.
Ben is practising and developing his interest in functional neurology, a method of diagnosis and treatment which can help patients suffering from all manner of chronic musculoskeletal problems. He also offers Dry Needling, a natural method of relieving pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction
About Naomi Earthrowl
Naomi is a registered Osteopath with the GOsC and graduated from the International College of Osteopathic Medicine with a First Class Masters’ degree.
She was also given the Rising Star Award from her institution 2019.
In addition to this, she has also trained as a sports massage therapist and in Dry Needling (which is similar to acupuncture) which she uses to complement her osteopathic treatment.
Naomi has experience treating people of all ages (from older children to the elderly), and particularly enjoys identifying and then modifying any factors which could lead to re-injury in the future.
Naomi’s life-long passion is horse riding, which allows her to understand the importance of a quick recovery from injury.
BSc (Hons) Osteopathy
About Joanna Severn
Jo has been registered under the General Osteopathic Council since 2002. She gained her formal qualification from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Maidstone, Kent. She also trained at the John Wernham College of Classical Osteopathy in Surrey. Jo has widely travelled whist working as an Osteopath and has had her own practices in French Polynesia and Portugal. She treats in a voluntary capacity as an Osteopath throughout Asia.
Jo is a Pilates for Rehabilitation Instructor and finds this a powerful tool in helping patients return to sport and reducing their chances of injury. She is trained in re-education after childbirth and is a strong believer in delivering personalised care for both mother and child.
Jo provides high quality care through individualised osteopathic treatments using a range of structural, cranial and visceral based approaches to treat all ages and a wide range of symptoms. She believes in looking for the cause of the dysfunction or pain, and adapting the technique to best suit the patient.
Carol Maria Caiado
BSc (Hons) Osteopathy
About Carol Maria Caiado
Carol Maria has been an Osteopath for over twenty years, graduating from the British School of Osteopathy with a Second Class Honours degree in 2002. Carol Maria started her career in Acupuncture and Sports Massage and has a special interest in assisting patients with posture, breathing mechanics and female hormone issues.
Carol Maria is also experienced in the Bowen Fascia Release Technique and may use this during consultations, depending on the needs of the client.
What To Expect From Your Consultation & Treatments
On your first visit we will take a detailed medical history and listen to your concerns. Then a careful examination will be carried out followed by specific treatment for your injury or health problem.
You may find one treatment is enough to unlock certain injuries, however generally patients need between 2 – 6 sessions. Some patients feel they benefit from regular treatment once a month or every six months, it is up to the individual.
The initial appointment lasts for around 1 hour which includes taking your medical history, an examination and then treatment. Follow up appointments are for 30 minutes.