Osteopathy 2019-02-01T15:37:01+00:00

Helping your body’s natural healing mechanisms

Osteopathy is a type of complementary medicine that emphasises manual readjustments, myofascial release and other physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bones to help improve posture and can help to provide relief to patients suffering with pain.

Some examples of conditions commonly treated using osteopathy are:

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Sciatica

  • Joint aches and pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Musco-skeletal problems during pregnancy

Osteopathy can help treat problems by correcting and improving the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Treatment includes advice on factors such as posture and lifestyle and advice are also given on appropriate exercises for rehabilitation.

The number of treatments that are needed depends very much on the nature of the problem. Some acute problems can be dealt with in one or two sessions, chronic problems may take a longer course of treatment and there are many people who see their osteopath periodically on a maintenance basis.

Our osteopaths are highly knowledgeable and have a wealth of experience. During your first consultation, an extensive medical history will be taken to help make an accurate diagnosis of the problem and if osteopathy is appropriate, an examination will then be carried out to make a full assessment. The duration of the course of treatment will depend on the individual.


Charlotte Jopling

Charlotte Jopling trained at the British School of Osteopathy in London, the largest and oldest Osteopathic training college in the UK, where she received an academic scholarship. Before this, Charlotte studied Biology at the University of Nottingham.

Charlotte successfully treats a wide range of conditions using a structural Osteopathic approach. She aims to restore function and alleviate pain by diagnosing the source of the problem first then treating accordingly.

Charlotte has worked at Basuto Medical Centre since 2011. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the British Osteopathic Association.

Carmen Lagova

Carmen Lagova (M OST) began her career in the field of Physiotherapy and Sports and Remedial Therapy. It was whilst treating a variety of patients including athletes that Carmen became interested in Osteopathy.

Carmen’s interest in the human body and movement plays an important role in her osteopathic approach. She has a keen interest in treating complex cases incorporating a wide range of techniques.

Carmen believes Osteopathy is an essential component to any lifestyle.