Osteopathy in Bordon

Your Pathway to Pain-Free Living

Everything You Need to know about osteopathy

Osteopathy means something different at Back To Active

At Back To Active, we understand the profound impact that pain can have on your daily life. Our Osteopaths in Bordon are here to provide you with a holistic and effective approach to pain relief, improved mobility and overall well-being.

Our experienced osteopaths are dedicated to helping you regain control of your body and achieve a higher quality of life.

Osteopathy is a manual therapy that focuses on restoring balance and alignment within the body's musculoskeletal system. It is based on the principle that the body has a natural ability to heal itself when given the right support. 

Our osteopaths work closely with you to understand your unique needs, medical history, and lifestyle. This allows us to create tailored treatment plans that cater to your specific condition and goals. Whether you're dealing with chronic pain, sports injuries, or postural issues, our goal is to provide you with long-lasting relief and improved functionality.

On your first visit, your osteopath will take a detailed case history, including previous medical complaints and conditions that may be relevant to your current complaint.

They will then carry out a physical examination which will not only look at the area of the complaint but also look at how the body is functioning more generally.

After this they may ask you to do some simple movements or stretches, to observe your posture and mobility.

After this, your osteopath will explain fully what they feel is causing your condition/ complaint and discuss a treatment plan that is suitable for you and that they feel is appropriate. 

Your osteopath is likely to ask you to remove some of your clothing during your physical examination so that they can examine you properly but you will be provided with a towel and/ or gown if you feel you need one.

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Postural Issues
  • Arthritis
  • Pregnancy-related Discomfort
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Sciatica

There's plenty more that Osteopathy treats. If it's not listed here, please contact us and ask if we can help you. 

In the UK, Osteopathy is an established primary health care system and is a statutorily regulated profession overseen by the General Osteopathic Council requiring the successful completion of a four-year degree course which includes at least 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice. They then must undertake ongoing continual professional development throughout their careers, logging a minimum of 30 hours per year.

Osteopathy is recognised by the British Medical Association, World Health Organisation and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Registered Osteopaths treat more than 7 million people each year in the UK, making the profession a major provider of primary health care.

Osteopathy is a method of assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal and other related disorders. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.

Osteopaths use a holistic approach and take time to understand their patient, and their unique combination of symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. This helps make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of the pain or reduction function (rather than just addressing the site of pain). Using this approach an osteopath will formulate a treatment plan for the individual patient, not their condition, that will achieve the best outcome.

An Osteopath will treat the patient using a combination of hands-on techniques including movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and skilled manipulation of a person’s spine and joints with the aim to improve function, relieve pain, aid recovery and restore a state of balance within the body.

Picture of Osteopath: Richard Reed
Osteopath: Richard Reed

Richard Reed is an osteopath in Bordon and founder of Back To Active in Bordon.

Osteopathy in Bordon

Choosing Osteopathy at Back To Active in Bordon Means:

Expert Professionals

Experienced specialists providing top-quality care and guidance throughout your recovery.

Personalised Treatment Plans

Customised pain solutions tailored to your unique needs and condition.

On Top Of Research

Relying on proven scientific research to ensure the most effective treatments.

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We're invested in bringing you a range of services that will suit your needs.

Back to Active Testimonials

What Bordon are saying about us

Louise Eldridge
Louise Eldridge
I have recently been to Back to Active Osteopathy at their fabulous new clinic in Bordon which was really well equipped and very spacious. I was suffering with a painful neck and ankle; I saw Richard who immediately put me at ease and carried out an initial assessment followed by a treatment. He was very patient with all my questions and took the time to explain everything to me. I felt an improvement immediately after the first session and he also sent me home with exercises to carry out. I have seen Richard for further sessions he is very knowledgeable, and I have a huge improvement in the mobility in my neck and ankle. I cannot recommend Richard highly enough.
Honestly, if I could give Back to Active and Richard a 10* review, I would. Richard really knows what he is doing, is extremely knowledgeable and super helpful. Do not hesitate to reach out to Back to Active/Richard if you are struggling with an injury, they will sort you out.
Lulu Spurling
Lulu Spurling
Richard did an amazing job on getting my very stiff neck moving again. I would highly recommend Back to Active.
Tim Jones
Tim Jones
I visited Richard after seriously hurting my lower back while moving furniture!!! Having had previous surgical intervention I feared the worst so immediately sought professional advice. Richard was/is superb - he fully diagnosed the issue and reassured me that it wasn't a repeat of previous injuries and with some treatment and some well directed exercises I would make a full recovery. I expected this to be 4-6 weeks but actually played golf a week after!!! I would unreservedly recommend Richard - the offices are perfectly located and the booking system easy. I still cannot believe I was able to recover so quickly! Thank you Richard!
Alison Berrisford
Alison Berrisford
I have recently been having treatment from Richard at BacktoActive Osteopathy for an injury and a few physiological imbalances I’ve been struggling with. After my initial consultation Richard provided me with a few adjustments, a little acupuncture on my hamstring and some work on my shoulder to help alleviate and free up the movement again. I am feeling a noticeable difference in the tension through the hamstring, and my range of motion in the shoulder is greatly improved. He has given me further exercise to incorporate into my workout schedule to ensure I’m making the progress I need. Richard has also started using the shockwave therapy machine to improve the tendinopathy issue I have, and I must say I’ve never experienced anything like it, but I am really pleased and I can’t wait for the next session. I feel like this really is the path forward in my injury recovery. I’ve tried many other treatments over the years, and I am so very impressed with Richard. Working in the sports coaching field, I will be referring my clients to Richard. I have high standards on who I refer them to, and Richard has exceeded my expectations on his treatment for me. A five-star service. The only Osteopath and Sports injury recovery practitioner I trust.
Chris Clark
Chris Clark
Spent 2/3 weeks with bad lower back pain after 1 session with Richard and one night doing the stretches and exercises that he showed feeling alot better and not so worried about my back issue Money well spent would advise anyone not to delay a visit.
shelagh kidd
shelagh kidd
Had restricted movement in my neck and pain in shoulders and upper back. Richard unlocked and freed it up with deep tissue massage and manipulation. The exercises he recommended are helping to keep it all in good working order. My problems had built up over a number of years, but he managed to fix me up in just a few sessions and his fees are very reasonable, no GP referral necessary.

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