As you probably know David Harsant will be leaving us as an osteopath at the end of April, we thank him for all his support over the years and wish him well in the future.
Taking over from David is Patricia Sadler, Patricia is a fully registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council.  She qualified with a First Class Honours Degree at Oxford Brookes University in 2014 having completed the required 5 year degree course. Her training was mostly structural, with an introduction to cranial and visceral techniques, and has completed an SCTF-approved foundation course in Cranial Osteopathy.  She has a practice at her home in Harwell.  Patricia will generally be working all day on a Monday, although where there is a bank holiday she will come in on a Wednesday.  The first of her appointments will be:
Wednesday 6th May 9.15 – 3.15
Monday 11th May 9.15 – 3.15
Monday 18th May 9.15 – 3.15
Wednesday 27th May 9.15 – 2.30
Monday 1st June 9.15 – 3.15
Monday 8th June 9.15 – 3.15
Please book your appointment with reception.  Any questions please ask.

Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body.  Osteopathy cannot address neurological problems directly associated with MS.  It does, however, deal with those issues related to having MS.

Postural issues that put repeated pressure on arms and shoulders, problems with walking and gait, wheelchair use, stick use; all these are problems of muscle, joint and connective tissue that can be helped with osteopathic treatment.  Falls are common and distressing.  Osteopathy can help with the resolution of injury from falls.

Other aspects of life that MS sufferers have that are common to the population as a whole include stressed out shoulders and the associated headaches, so-called ‘tennis elbow’, housemaids knee – all conditions that osteopathy can help with.