Osteopathy


Our team of osteopaths in Brighton and Hove get straight to the root of your problem, restore balance, and free you from discomfort so you can get on with everyday life.

You may be suffering from niggling back pain, struggling with chronic back pain or neck pain, which makes your life miserable or have acute low back pain or sciatica which makes it difficult to do all but the very basic of tasks.

Even if you only get occasional aches and pains, you may be fed up with these or worried that it could become more serious.

We are here to help you with the very best osteopathy treatments available in Brighton and Hove.

Why choose us?

Our osteopaths at the Sussex Back Pain Clinic, based in the city of Brighton and Hove, have helped many people just like you. Established for over 25 years by Brighton Osteopath Steve Morris, it is one of the largest Osteopathy clinics in the city and a leading Osteopathy clinic in Sussex.

We are experienced enough to understand the effect that pain can have on your life and that just getting you out of pain is often not enough to stop it coming back.

Our team of male and female registered osteopaths provide expert diagnosis and care – not only to treat symptoms but to get to the real cause of your problem and to help you to maintain a healthy spine for the rest of your life.

Working together for best results

We take a patient centered approach to your condition, ascertaining what your goals are in respect of what you are asking your body to do in terms of posture, work, hobbies and sports and how well your body is working, whether your muscles have tightened, your joints have become stiff, over-strained or worn or whether the nerves are being irritated. We then aim to identify any disparity between these and use various treatment techniques, exercises and advice to get you working better and also eliminate or manage any risk factors that may be influencing or maintaining your problem.

Working within the Sussex Back Pain Clinic our practitioners can call on other forms of treatment such as IDD Therapy and massage as well as having a specialist movement rehabilitation service all on site to ensure the very best results for you.

Your recovery depends on a good working partnership between you and your osteopath as most conditions will require some lifestyle changes but this can often be as simple as just moving a little more. We ensure that you receive the very best osteopathic treatment and are given the most up to date advice and information so that you can be confident that you are doing all the right things to help yourself and fully support your healing.

Is Osteopathy safe and effective?

osteopathy-treatmentOsteopathy is a statutory regulated profession, which means that you are offered the same protection as with seeing a doctor or a dentist. It is an offence to practise as an Osteopath unless you are registered with the General Osteopathic Council, whose criteria are very stringent including education to a degree level, ongoing continual professional development and full indemnity insurance. All Osteopaths at the Sussex Back Pain Clinic are registered.

Osteopathy treatment is very effective with studies showing that 80% of people improve after 3 to 4 treatments*.

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), which sets the national clinical guidelines for care and management of adults, has recommended osteopathic treatment as a primary treatment option for non-specific back pain. It is also extraordinarily safe, with a risk of serious complications from treatment so low as to be virtually immeasurable (1 in 36,000 or 0.000027% chance).

The average treatment length will depend on what you have done, what you want to do and how long you have had your symptoms. An initial treatment course is usually between 4 and 6, although some patients require some longer term treatment for more chronic conditions.

Unfortunately, many spinal conditions have a high recurrence rate as it is easy for many patients to revert back to bad habits once their pain has subsided and so do not fully heal. So once we have achieved your goals we actively encourage you to maintain your improvements and not slip back again by checking that you keep up with changing lifestyle, postural improvements and exercises which we do via regular check- ups to prevent recurrence and accumulation of problems, that can lead to a recurrence of a painful condition after a while, if not picked up.

*Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2010, 18:3

It’s all about you

We believe that your osteopathic treatment should be tailored to your individual needs and should never be ‘one size fits all’ as the factors influencing your condition may be very different to someone else’s. We are totally committed to getting you better and keeping you better by using the best evidence based practice that we can. Your osteopath will always listen to you and you will be properly examined before your condition is fully explained.

Your osteopath will then discuss an individual treatment plan with you that will actively involve you in the whole process and help you get back to being able to enjoy life to the full.

To get started on the road to recovery, book a consultation with an osteopath in Brighton Hove by calling us on 01273 725667

Meet the Osteopathy Team

Steve Morris Osteopath

Steve Morris

Osteopath & Clinical Director, IDD Therapy Clinical Lead

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Richard Glover

Associate Osteopath and Lead Functional Rehabilitation Clinician

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