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 ample 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.
New Therapist - Osteopathy
We are pleased to welcome a new osteopath, Lucy Osborne-Kirby MOst, to our team. Lucy qualified with a Master's degree
in Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy. Lucy will be working Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Visit our testimonials page to read all of our testimonials.
Tip of the Week
Most people are aware that osteoporosis (a condition where bones reduce in density and become fragile) is associated with a factors such as reduced
physical activity (specifically walking), changes in hormone levels as we get older, the use of certain medicines such as steroids, and some illnesses.
However, it is less widely known that the modern "western" diet creates an acid load within the body, which is also a major contributing
factor in the development of osteoporosis. At the Ashfield Practice we provide dietary advice to patients with osteoporosis or at risk of developing
osteoporosis to help reduce the body's acid load.
In addition, a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has shown that Potassium Citrate, taken as a supplement in addition to the Calcium and Vitamin D supplements
prescribed by GPs, is effective at neutralising the body's acid load and increasing bone density.
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A recent double-blinded, randomized controlled trial of 455 patients carried out in the US provides further evidence of the
benefits of osteopathy for patients with low back pain.
A summary of the study and its conclusions can be found here.
Osteopathy App for your Phone
The British Osteopathic Association (BOA) has created a FREE application for iPhone or Android phone that provides useful information
about osteopathy, what we treat, who we treat, details of registered osteopaths in your area, and some simple exercise videos. Click
on the link below for your iPhone or Android phone.
Android Phone App
Private Medical Insurance
Private medical insurance companies will generally pay for osteopathy treatment - please contact your insurer for further information. Stephen
Hudson is registered with most private medical insurers including AXA-PPP, Aviva and Simply Health.
Stephen has opted not to register with BUPA, however, due to their restrictive practices. Therefore, we are unable to offer osteopathic treatment
for BUPA insurance claimants. For further information regarding our decision not to work with BUPA, please visit the
Save Osteopathy on Bupa site.