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Tel. 01291 627984 

 [email protected]

Welcome to Hayesgate Osteopathy


Hayesgate Osteopathic Clinic is owned and run by principal Osteopath, Martin Boddy (MOst)


  Thank you for visiting Hayesgate Osteopathy, I have over 14 years experience in various manual therapies and have a special interest in headache and migraine management. I also offer dry needling which, if appropriate, can be used to compliment your osteopathic treatment.  I am also a chosen practitioner for the charity Arthritis Action UK


Osteopathy is suitable for all ages and a GP referral is not necessary.


My clinic is located  just outside Chepstow off the A48, Chepstow to Newport Road.

Free Parking is available. Home visits can be arranged if required.


What is osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. If you are in any doubt whether Osteopathy is right for you please just give me a call and I will be happy to have a no obligation conversation with you.


Osteopathy works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.  A combination of touch, physical manipulation, stretching and deep tissue massage will help restore your body to a state of balance, where possible, reducing the need for  drugs or surgery. These combined techniques can increase joint mobility and relieve muscle tension enhancing the blood and nerve supply to tissues promoting  your body's own healing mechanisms. 


Advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring will also be given when appropriate.


As a qualified Osteopath, I am registered with the General Osteopathic council (GOsC) which maintains the Register of those trained and qualified to practise osteopathy in the UK. www.osteopathy.org.uk

What can Osteopathy treat?

Osteopathy is a whole body treatment for all ages and lifestyles.


A doctors referral is not necessary and I will  explain treatment and discuss any concerns you may have prior to any treatment. In the event that I feel that treatment would be inappropriate or unsafe I may need to refer you to your GP or a specialist .  


Osteopathically, I am able to treat a wide variety of conditions including but not limited to;


Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) 

Migraine prevention

Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain

Joint pain, including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis 

Sciatica

General, acute & chronic backache or back pain and generalised aches and pains 

Lumbago 

Minor sports injuries and tensions

Frozen shoulder, shoulder and elbow pain, tennis elbow

Arthritic pain 

Rheumatic pain 

Muscle spasms

Neuralgia 

Circulatory problems 

Fibromyalgia

Cramp 

Inability to relax 

Digestive problems

What to expect

Our initial consultation, where  I can listen to your concerns and we can discuss your practical problems and any specific goals, will usually take around 45- 60 minutes. I will also complete a thorough assessment of your physical presentation to ensure that your symptoms are suitable for treatment and discuss a diagnosis with you. From this, we can then formulate a treatment plan together that is manageable for you and, in most cases, begin treatment straight away.


In order to complete a thorough examination you will be asked to remove some clothing. For this, you may find it more comfortable to bring some shorts with you. Alternatively, please ensure that you wear appropriate underwear. 


If follow up visits are needed, treatment will usually take around 30 minutes and will consist primarily of treatment.


Osteopathy has been proven to be remarkably safe, much safer than taking painkillers or surgery.  I will fully discuss with you any concerns you may have including possible risks and what the treatment will involve to ensure that you are completely comfortable before commencing any treatment.


Following treatment, some soreness may be felt particularly if this is your first experience of osteopathy and can last for 24-48 hours. This is perfectly normal. However, as with any form of treatment, if you should have any concerns about your symptoms or they are becoming increasingly worse please let me know. 

Osteopaths are primary healthcare professionals regulated by law. UK standards of osteopathy are set, maintained and developed by the General Osteopathic Council (GOSC) the professions statutory regulator www.osteopathy.org.uk.  For further information on osteopathic treatment and what it may involve, the clinic or anything else you may need to know please contact  Martin on 01291 627984 or email [email protected]