Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It 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.
To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
Biodynamic osteopathy requires a very light touch to observe and perceive living anatomy. This creates an opportunity for the patient to re-establish their connection to the whole and release tension and promote the body's own healing mechanisms..
Cranial osteopathy is the name given to a subtle and refined approach that follows all the principles of osteopathy, but that includes the anatomy and physiology of the head.
Cranial osteopaths use a highly trained sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality in the living anatomy of the whole body, and to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction.
We treat a variety of common and chronic pain related issues and conditions that can be reviewed and treated where appropriate.
If you have a manual job which includes repetitive processes you may suffer with strains due to uneven loading and biomechanical changes that can sometimes cause pain. We can help support the body and provide advice and home management strategies to help alleviate this.
Also known as Dry Needling and Medical Acupuncture, this treatment can be used for treating a variety of complaints. These can include; muscle pain, trigger points, relaxation for the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, and for some chronic pain conditions like Fibromyalgia. It can also have anti-inflammatory effects post injury (acute o
Also known as Dry Needling and Medical Acupuncture, this treatment can be used for treating a variety of complaints. These can include; muscle pain, trigger points, relaxation for the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, and for some chronic pain conditions like Fibromyalgia. It can also have anti-inflammatory effects post injury (acute or chronic). It will be used alongside osteopathic assessment and treatment as part of your management plan.
At Coastal Body Clinics, we specialise in Osteopathy and provide treatment to people of all ages from newborn upwards.
If you are suffering with musculoskeletal pain, trapped nerves, joint pain, back pain, sciatica, neck pain, shoulder pain, pregnancy or post-natal related pain or in need of general health management advice, we are here to help.
We aim to help you get back on the road to recovery without the use of drugs or surgery. Whether you need a series of treatments or a one off appointment, we will create a treatment plan that is unique to you.
To book an appointment click on the message link below or alternatively you can call us on +44 07305264444
Claire Bradley M.Ost
Biodynamic Traditional Osteopathy, Western Acupuncture for MSK pain,
Sports Therapy Level 3 & BTEC HND Childhood Studies
Claire qualified as an Osteopath having worked at the European school of Osteopathy clinic in Maidstone for the last two years. There she has worked alongside some leading specialists in sports, headache clinic, women’s health and in the children’s clinic, she also works part-time as an assistant lecturer at The European School of Osteopathy.
She enjoys treating adults of all ages but has special interests in maternity, babies and children and working with the family as a unit. Using a patient centered holistic approach allows her to have a clear understanding of the whole patient, including their choices over treatment and how their wider environments and relationships relate to their health.
Treatment options include a mixture of structural, functional and cranial techniques that are best suited to the patient and their health, wellbeing or conditions. With the addition of acupuncture for some patients as an adjunct alongside these therapies.
Claire also plans to undertake further training in paediatrics alongside Biodynamic Osteopathy.
She previously worked as a nursery teacher for 15 years, has run her own restaurants and has a keen interest in renovating period properties.
Since 2016 she has been working as a rehab support worker within multidisciplinary teams for clients with acquired brain injury. In 2016 and 2018 she supported some of her clients to go to Namibia working on outreach projects at rural schools with The Silverlining charity.
Claire is a member of the institute of osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council
Specialist areas and interests: Paediatrics, Women’s Health, Maternity & Cranial and Visceral Osteopathy
A thorough case history will be taken, covering details on your presenting complaint, your general health and your past medical history. Following that, a physical examination is conducted to assess posture and mobility. Some specific tests may be carried out to assist with diagnosis and to help discover any underlying causes. Because of the body's structure, pain or stiffness you may be experiencing in one area may be linked to a problem elsewhere. Please be aware that you may be asked to undress to your underwear for this.
The osteopath will discuss their findings, diagnosis and treatment plan. With your consent hands-on treatment will begin. Self-help measures and exercises may be offered at the end of treatment to assist your recovery.
If you are unsure of anything or have any questions regarding your diagnosis or treatment please do not hesitate to ask.
Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and treatment which addresses pain and dysfunction in the body and can be used for a wide range of injuries and ailments.
Osteopathy can help but is not limited to the following:
- Back pain
- Sports Injuries
- Sciatica and trapped nerves
- Spinal disc injuries
- Arthritic pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Joint and muscle aches
- Postural problems
- Frozen Shoulder
- Knee pain
- Tennis elbow
- Repetitive strain
You may be asked to undress to your underwear during the treatment. If you are uncomfortable with undressing, you are welcome to wear loose clothing, such as sweatpants or yoga trousers and a t-shirt or vest. Alternatively you can bring a pair of shorts to change into.
Please send us a message, or call us for an appointment.
Tel +44 07305264444
(The Body Junction) Sutherland Avenue, Bexhill-On-Sea, TN39 3QL, United Kingdom
Bexhill-on-Sea (The Body Junction)
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Faversham (The Gatefield Clinic)
Monday & Thursday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm