Welcome to Crista Galli Osteopathy
Our practice was established in 1989 by Jeremy and Brigitte Gilbey. We pride ourselves on our patient service and are dedicated to the highest standards of care. We are experienced and professional practitioners offering effective, safe and gentle approaches to treatment for the whole family, from infants to the elderly.
Patients come to see us with a wide range of conditions ranging from neck and back pain to complicated long term health issues in adults and in children.
All the Osteopaths have undergone a full-time four year training which they have supplemented with many years of postgraduate training. They work as a team with a reputation for a quality of care that draws patients from far and wide.
The Osteopaths are all registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
What can you treat?
Osteopaths treat the whole person, not just the presenting condition. Using the principals of osteopathy, a very wide variety of conditions can be helped.
Listed below are some of the conditions that patients have brought to us:
- Back and neck pain
- Joint pains in all parts of the body
- Muscular spasms, aches and pains
- Digestive disorders
- Nerve pains
- Stress / tension
- General ill health
- Issues around pregnancy
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What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of complementary medicine that takes into account the whole individual. In order to understand as much as possible about the patient in relation to his environment it is important to take a comprehensive case history detailing not just the current complaint, but also any previous problems or injuries including a full medical history. Appropriate tests; X-rays, blood tests etc. are requested where necessary.
Osteopaths are best known for treating muscular and joint pain but we actually treat much more than that. We aim to address the underlying cause of the symptoms you are presenting with. For example most back and neck problems rather than being caused by a single incident tend to result from a combination of: disturbed body mechanics, poor posture, stressful living and working habits, and may be exacerbated by a gradual loss of strength and flexibility, and a general decline in physical fitness.
Months or years may pass before a combination of these factors results in an actual problem occurring often from a very minor event.
Your Osteopath will aim to relieve the acute symptoms, but also, by looking at the underlying patterns that lead to the problem, enable you to find a better balance through your body to reduce the likelihood of reoccurrence.
Osteopathy for everyone
We try to understand what is going on with you at the present time and the possible chains of cause and effect that have brought you to this point.
Osteopathy for the family
Each phase of life provides its own challenges and it is with great pleasure that we have been able to help people of all age groups improve.
Maternity and infant care
The changes in the body that take place with the pregnancy can produce a variety of conditions such as circulatory problems.
To understand the principles in which we work and the practice, you can view the rest of our video series here.