The founder and osteopath of Like2Move Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic is Katie Davey BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine. Katie set up a clinic within Like2Box gym in 2016 to provide onsite treatment to sports men and women to prevent sporting injuries hampering their training and performance. She has since set up another clinic at the YMCA Sports and Community Centre in Redhill. Katie has links with local gyms, clubs and teams and has experience treating individuals of all ages as well as boxers, weightlifters, footballers, dancers and taekwondo students. Katie offers osteopathic treatment and aims to alleviate pain associated with conditions such as back and neck pain, joint pain, headaches, cramp, sciatica, muscle spasms, neuralgia, arthritis and minor sports injuries. She will also offer you advice, support and rehabilitation after injury.
Visit Like2Move Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic helping you to move, pain free!
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy was founded in the late 1800’s by physician and surgeon Andrew Taylor Still. Still discovered that in order to achieve the highest possible form of health, all parts of the body should work together harmoniously. As a result osteopathy has become a method of assessing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems.
Osteopaths like Katie use a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of a person’s muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery.
The body has the natural ability to maintain itself and, by helping this process, an osteopath can promote restoration of normal function. The principle of osteopathy is that the wellbeing of an individual relies on the way that bones, muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and internal structures work with each other.
As an osteopath Katie will take the time to understand your unique combination of symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. This helps to make an accurate diagnosis of the causes of the pain or lack of function, and from that, formulate a treatment plan that will achieve the best outcome.
Osteopathic Training and Regulation
Like many other healthcare professionals Katie had to undertake extensive training. Katie graduated from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine with BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine. This was a four year degree, which included at least 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice. Once qualified osteopaths must continue to update and expand their knowledge by completing a minimum of 90 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (at least 45 of which must be learning with others) across all four themes of the Osteopathic Practice Standards, including at least one objective activity, and one CPD activity relating to communication and consent over a three-year cycle. Katie is committed to undertaking CPD activities and is a qualified RockTape movement coach, can provide onsite ergonomic assessments and is qualified in kinesiology taping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation and acupuncture. Katie has undertaken further training to be able to provide appropriate treatment for patients with fibromyalgia and she also provides a yoga based approach to therapeutic movement and exercises for lower back pain.
Katie like all osteopaths is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) as it is against the law to call yourself an osteopath unless you are qualified and registered with the GOsC. And she is insured though the Institute of Osteopathy.
If you are a new patient your first consultation will take approximately 1 hour. You don't need a referral from your GP, you can refer yourself for treatment.
You will be asked to complete a ‘New Patient Form.’ This will include personal information such as your name, address, date of birth and your doctors name and address.
A detailed case history will be taken, this will contain information such as your symptoms, general health and lifestyle, past medical history and any medication you may be taking. There will be a physical examination of your body that will assess your posture and observe how your spine and other joints move. Some medical testing might also be required, this may include testing your reflexes or taking your blood pressure. This will help to make an accurate diagnosis of your symptoms, once a diagnosis has been established this will be discussed with you and if appropriate, and you are in agreement (you have given consent), a treatment plan will be formulated, that will achieve the best outcome for you. However there may be occasions when osteopathic treatment is not appropriate. Osteopaths are trained to identify when a patient needs to be referred to a GP or needs further tests, such as MRI scans or blood tests, to help diagnose the problem, but this will be discussed with you and your consent will be sought to contact your G.P, if a referral is required.
Treatment may consist of movement, stretching, deep tissue massage and/or joint manipulations (which may produce a clicking noise, which is perfectly normal!).
After treatment you may be given advice on self-help and exercise to aid your recovery and prevent symptoms returning or getting worse.
Similar to any medical examination, you will be asked to remove some clothing. So please wear appropriate underwear or bring some shorts with you. You are welcome to bring someone with you to accompany you during your consultation and follow up appointments.
Subsequent treatments will take approximately 30 minutes
Osteopathy New Patient Appointment £55
Osteopathy Returning Patient £45
What Are The Possible Risks And Side Effects Of Osteopathic Treatment?
Osteopathy is very safe and in most cases the benefits will outweigh the risks. It is estimated every day 30,000 people in the UK see osteopath.
Patients will often visit an osteopath when they are in pain, as a result of this you may experience some mild discomfort during treatment. I will work very hard to make your treatment as painless as possible but please inform me if you are in too much pain, as your treatment plan can be adjusted to make treatment more comfortable for you.
The National Council for Osteopathic Research states that approximately half of all manual therapy patients experience some mild to moderate short lived reaction to treatment. These can include, for example, a temporary increase in pain, aching after treatment, or post treatment fatigue. Most muscle soreness, aching and headaches post treatment resolve within 24-48 hours.
In a study of osteopathy patients 10-20% of patients reported an increase in pain or symptoms, however, 42% of those went on to make clinically significant improvement.
Serious health risks are extremely low, but if you are concerned I am happy to discuss this with you.
How many treatments will I need?
After your initial consultation I will be able to discuss this with you, however most patients will notice an improvement in their symptoms after about 3-4 treatments but this can vary for long term or chronic conditions.
Comments and Feedback
I welcome comments and feedback regarding your experience at Like2Move Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic.
If you have any comments please complete the contact form or email Katie@Like2Move.co.uk
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please give 24 hours notice.
If less than 24 hours notice is given, unfortunately you will be expected to pay for the missed appointment.