Osteopathy & Complementary Therapy in Chippenham

At the Ashfield Practice, we understand that your health is the key to getting the most out of life. Therefore, our experienced team of osteopaths and complementary therapists offer a range of treatments for all the family to help with a wide variety of health problems.

We are a friendly and professional practice not far from the centre of Chippenham. There is free roadside parking on Ashfield Road and adjacent public roads during business hours.

If you would like to chat with one of our therapists about your particular complaint, please feel free to call us with no obligation.

Online Booking

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Evening Appointments

NEW: Osteopath John Evans will be offering evening appointments between 4.30pm and 8.00pm on alternate Wednesday evenings.

Our Opening Hours

Day Times
Monday - Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday By Prior Appointment
Sunday & Bank Holidays Closed

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Private Medical Insurance

Private medical insurance companies will generally pay for osteopathy treatment - please contact your insurer for further information.

Do You Suffer From Low Back Pain?

You may have seen in the media recently that "The Lancet" (a medical publication) have called on medical professionals worldwide to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments to patients for low back pain. Research shows that people with low back pain are being harmed by an over-reliance on scans, surgery and opioid prescriptions, and could be more effectively treated by advice on self-management and less-invasive physical and psychological therapies.

In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have produced extensive guidance that recommends manual therapy as part of an overall package of care for those with low back pain. They also recommend exercise, self-management and psychological support which osteopaths routinely provide.

The most common reason for a patient to visit an osteopath is for low back pain. It accounts for almost half of our workload, and we pride ourselves on offering care which is tailored to the individual.

If low back pain is affecting you please don’t suffer, give us a call on 01249 659749, or book an appointment using our online booking service.

Osteopathy Research

There is increasing interest in the provision of osteopathy from the public at large, from the NHS and from government. Osteopathy is currently used by some 13% of the population in the United Kingdom.

The following document is a summary of research into osteopathy as of 2013. Research into the benefits of osteopathy is ongoing, and we shall publish results as they become available.

What Is Osteopathy? What Is The Evidence? Is It Safe?

Keeping Healthy in Autumn

Homeopath Alison Fixsen RSHom, Dr. Prof. talks about how to ward off or treat colds and other bugs:

As the air turns cooler it's important to look after your own and your family’s health. If you do get sick, do you stay at home to stop others catching it, or head to work or college because you've got an important event? According to Professor Ronald Eccles, director of the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University it's fine to go into work if you feel well enough. Cold viruses are everywhere, so you’re likely be exposed to them wherever you go. On the other hand, if you neglect your health a cold may last longer, so a day or two in the house might be a better idea.

Don't take antibiotics for a cold or flu. The common cold and the flu are viral infections, so using antibiotics will not work and will just contribute to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

If you feel you are going down with a cold or flu:

  1. Stay hydrated.
  2. Rest - your body needs to heal
  3. Stay warm. Having a cold predisposes us to other infections (ears, throat, sinuses etc.) so if you do go out its best to wrap up and keep warm. If the weather is cold, wear a hat and scarf; you lose body heat from any part of your body that is exposed.
  4. Soothe a sore throat with one or more of the following:
    • Ginger tea
    • Mixture of lemon, cinnamon and honey in warm water
    • Milk and turmeric
    • Salt-water gargling

Homeopathic treatment is an excellent option for the prevention and treatment of colds, flus and upper respiratory tract infections [1]. Make an appointment if you or your children suffer from recurrent problems.

[1]. Fixsen A. Homeopathy in the Age of Antimicrobial Resistance: Is It a Viable Treatment for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections? Homeopathy. 2018;107(2).

Use of Patients' Personal Data - GDPR Statement

At the Ashfield Practice we take our responsibilities seriously with regards to the collection, processing and management of your personal data. We have updated our procedures and documents to ensure that we are compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation from May 25th 2018.

Please read our GDPR Statement for details of the personal information we take during your visit as a patient, why we require it, how we we use it, how we get consent, how you can withdraw consent, how you can ask for it to be corrected, and where you can complain if you feel we have not managed your personal data lawfully.