About Me

I have over 15 years’ experience treating patients of all ages, lifestyles and needs, including babies, children and pregnant women. My experience has also taught me that the best approach is a holistic one, exploring all aspects of health and lifestyle to fully understand a patient’s needs.

I was introduced to osteopathy in 1997 as a medical student in Paris. This encounter was life-changing and as a result I trained as an osteopath both in France and in England. That extensive training has provided me with an array of osteopathic diagnostic and treatment tools, which means that I can tailor individual treatment plans around each patient’s needs.

I have also developed a keen interest and discovered a natural affinity in a form of osteopathic treatment called Cranial Osteopathy. This osteopathic approach can be used for everyone and is particularly helpful for people who prefer a more gentle form of manipulative treatment.

Working alongside other complementary therapists, I have acquired a professional knowledge of other practises which can be used in conjunction with osteopathy, such as acupuncture, nutritional medicine, Pilates, yoga, hypnotherapy and mindfulness meditation.

Please take a moment to read the other sections on this website. It will provide you with information about osteopathy as well as what you can expect from your consultations with me.

If you would like to discuss if osteopathic treatment could help you, then please contact me at info@alexandraluzzatoosteopath.com or on 01273 661592 for an initial chat.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Conditions We Can Help With

Osteopathy is a safe and effective healthcare system which can be used to treat people of all ages and suffering from a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Back pain/low back pain/lumbago *(1)
  • Sciatica
  • Joint pain
  • Neck pain *(2)
  • Muscle spasms
  • Headache/migraine prevention/neuralgia *(3)
  • Shoulder pain/frozen shoulder
  • Elbow pain/tennis elbow *(4)
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Osteoarthritis pains including hip and knee pain *(5)
  • Rheumatic pains
  • Digestion problems
  • Circulatory problems, cramp
  • Difficulties to relax
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions

Should you wish to discuss if osteopathy could help you please do not hesitate to call me on 01273 661592 or you can email me on info@alexandraluzzatoosteopath.com.

* Please note:

  1. Acute or chronic back pain not immediately arising from an acute injury or accident
  2. Acute or chronic neck pain not immediately arising from an acute injury, accident or whiplash
  3. Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic headache)
  4. Elbow pain arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, not isolated occurrences
  5. As an adjunction to core osteoarthritis treatments and exercises

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is a subtle yet effective osteopathic approach developed in the mid-20th century by American osteopath Dr W. G. Sutherland.

The term cranial osteopathy might sound as if your osteopath will only be dealing with your head! However, this is not the case as cranial osteopaths use a very light type of touch on different parts of the body – including the head.

Osteopaths trained in cranial osteopathy develop the ability to feel subtle movements and shape changes in body tissues which are believed to be significant for a person’s overall wellbeing.

Cranial osteopathy is currently being used and taught throughout the world.

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems using a variety of manual body techniques. Osteopaths use safe physical manipulations, stretching, massage techniques and gentle touch to improve the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, improve the blood and nerve supply to body tissues, and thereby encourage your body’s own self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms.

Osteopathy recognises the fundamental principle that an individual’s well-being depends on physical, mental and social factors. Therefore, an osteopath may also advise you about life-style changes to help improve any underlying factors contributing to your condition.

Osteopathy is a recognised healthcare system regulated by statute since 1993 and all osteopaths have to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) in order to practise. This has brought osteopaths in line with other medical professionals such as doctors, dentists, midwives and nurses, thereby ensuring the highest level of training, practice and conduct.

Visceral Osteopathy

Visceral osteopathy is an osteopathic approach that acknowledges the importance of the body’s internal organs and their relationship with the musculoskeletal framework.

This methodology uses manipulations to the internal organs (visceral manipulations) as a way of evaluating and treating them.

Visceral manipulations are varied in nature – they may involve very light touch or a deeper type of manual pressure. They are often integrated into more general osteopathic treatments, and can be used alongside other techniques such as spinal or cranial manipulation.

Alexandra Luzzato