The Osteopaths at the Guildhall Practice in Birmingham provide excellent osteopathic treatment as well as a professional service.
The Guildhall Practice is a multi-disciplinary group practice offering osteopathy, physiotherapy and also sports massage therapy.
Firstly, we established the Birmingham city centre in 1993. Subsequently we expanded to open in Kings Heath and also Edgbaston.
First and foremost, we are a patient-centred practice, and this certainly underpins our collective philosophy.
Your Osteopath will you as an individual, and will also treat you according to your particular needs.
Each member of the Osteopathic team has their particular skills and also areas of interest. Therefore, we can match your individual needs to the most appropriate practitioner.
Finally, rest assured that you are safe in our hands.
97% of patients; after their first treatment gave 10/10 when asked:
“How likely are you to recommend a close friend or family member?”
Firstly, sports people are increasingly using osteopathic treatment in their management of sports injuries. As well as enabling them to compete at their best.
We have a passion for sport and also for the treatment of sports-related injuries.
Above all the osteopathic view of the body is as an integrated whole.
Therefore, we understand that there is an dynamic connection between each area.
This, in fact, fits perfectly within the contemporary model of exercise and training in competitive sport.
Many athletes use osteopathic treatment to treat and also to manage their injuries. However, many now also include it within their training regime to enhance their performance.
We help by reducing muscular tension as well as ensuring that the body is as balanced as it can be.
Andrew Leask, our principal Osteopath worked with Birchfield Harriers on club nights for a number of years. Where he treated a wide variety of injuries and also helped support the athletes through their training schedules.
Andrew also worked with Perform at St George’s Park, the national centre for football, treating footballers for the FA.
“Your Osteopath will you as an individual, and will also treat you according to your particular needs.”
At the Guildhall Practice we have a team of physical therapists including osteopaths, physiotherapists and also sports massage therapists.
Firstly, we work as an integrated team. Therefore, we will ensure that you see the right therapist for you and your individual needs.
Your osteopath may also provide you with a detailed exercise program to compliment your treatment.
Hence we use Physiotec software, an interactice software app. This allows your osteopath to prescribe specific exercises, in order to meet your individual needs.
The programme gives you detailed instructions as well as photographs and videos which are invaluable for your rehabilitation.
Finally, you can rest assured that the whole team in Birmingham are a patient-centred. We are particularly determined to get the best results as quickly as we can.
We have answered the most frequently asked questions below. However, please don’t hesitate to call if you would like more information.
We are all registered with the General Osteopathic Council, (GOsC). We must demonstrate that we are continually developing our skills and knowledge in order to remain registered.
Morgan Fallon. Registered Osteopath.
Andrew W. Leask. Registered Osteopath.
Ruby Myatt. Registered Osteopath.
Simon Bell. Registered Osteopath.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Do You Charge For Osteopathic Treatment ?
We charge £45 for the initial consultation and treatment, as well as for subsequent treatments.
We allow more time during the initial appointment to take your case history, examine, diagnose and then also to treat.
What Happens During My First Appointment ?
During your initial 45 minute appointment your osteopath will conduct an assessment and also treat you.
Firstly, they will take a case history where they will ask questions relating to the current injury and also your general health.
Please bring a list of your current medication with you, along with any test results that you may have.
The Osteopath will then take you through some mobility tests in order to diagnose your complaint.
We will always give you an explanation of the diagnosis, and also information about the particular treatment approach which suits your needs.
What Is Osteopathic Treatment Like ?
There are a large number of different techniques that osteopaths use in order to treat patients.
Osteopathic study requires us all to learn the same theoretical as well as practical skills.
However, in practice we choose the techniques which we feel will best suit our patient’s needs.
Therefore, each osteopath works in a slightly different way.
Firstly, osteopathic treatment is very rarely painful. In fact patients generally enjoy their treatments.
Treatment often includes soft tissue massage, articulation or stretching of the joints, and also manipulation when appropriate.
Your osteopath will also frequently prescribe an exercise regime.
We design this to support you in your rehabilitation and also to help to prevent the symptoms returning.
Finally, one of the benefits of a group-practice is that we have different skills.
We will refer you to another member of the team if they are a better match for your individual needs.
What Should I Wear ?
Your Osteopath will, certainly, do their best to respect your modesty at all
However, it is important that you tell them whenever you feel uncomfortable.
During the examination and treatment your osteopath will, normally, ask you to remove some of your clothing .
Most patients undress to their underwear, however, in order to feel comfortable you may bring a pair of shorts and a t-shirt to change into.
You are also always free to bring along a friend or relative with you to act as your chaperone.
Do You treat Sports Injuries ?
We have a long history of treating sports people at the Guildhall Practice with injuries as well as for maintenance.
Sports people find that the philosophy of osteopathy fits in well with their approach to training and also with their prepare for competition.
Osteopaths see the body as an integrated whole, hence, each part has an effect on other areas.
Firstly, we have found that athletes respond very well to treatment when they become injured.
However, we find that regular maintenance based treatment reduces the risk of injury.
The practice has worked particularly closely with Birchfield harriers for almost 30 Years.
Andrew Leask, the director of the practice, also worked for Perform at St George’s Park, the new national centre for football.
Where he treated footballers as well as other athletes.
What Experience Do You Have Treating Performance Related Injuries ?
All of the major Arts organisations in Birmingham respect The Guildhall Practice for our work in performance medicine.
In fact we have provided excellent healthcare within performance medicine for almost 30 years.
We have helped all types of performers to reach their full potential, and we are passionate about this.
We work very closely with many of the ballet dancers as well as the staff from Birmingham Royal Ballet.
The team from the Guildhall Practice also work with the REP theatre during most of their shows.
We often give advice as well as therapeutic support throughout the period from initial rehearsals right through to the performances.
The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire employ Andrew Leask as a performance medicine consultant.
His work there involves treating musicians and also conducting research into the patterns of movement using motion detecting sensors.