Osteopathy clinic based in Uphill, Weston-super-Mare.
Osteopathy is a manual medicine focusing on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculo-skeletal system. It is a whole body approach to healthcare. Osteopaths do not focus on the ‘problem’ but instead use manual techniques to balance the whole body, enhancing and promoting good health and wellbeing.
Osteopaths use a wide variety of hands on techniques which include soft tissue massage and stretching, traction and mobilisation and/or manipulation of specific joints. Each treatment is tailor made to the individual and will depend upon the presentation, health, history, age, occupation and a variety of other factors of a particular patient. Most importantly osteopathic treatment gives the body the opportunity to heal itself by diminishing pain and increasing movement. When this happens all our body systems operate better leading to improved health and a better quality of life.
Gemma Sperring – Osteopath Gemma graduated from Swansea University with a master’s degree in Osteopathy. She has since gained a qualification in dry needling (acupuncture) which she uses alongside osteopathic techniques. Gemma enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions both acute and chronic. She has a particular interest in how mental health can affect pain and recently completed a 20,000 word thesis into the role of anxiety and depression in lower back pain. Gemma lives in Portishead with her family and enjoys long walks with her dog.
Sara Gould – Osteopath Sara trained as a sports massage therapist before embarking on a five year osteopathic degree. She qualified from the College of Osteopaths, London, in 2007 and is an accredited member of the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the British Osteopathic Association. Before setting up Uphill Village Osteopaths, Sara worked locally as an osteopath where she has built up her experience and gained valuable knowledge. Sara enjoys treating the whole family, from babies through to the more mature generation. Sara lives locally with her husband and children and when not working enjoys spending time on family days out and yoga.