Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a recognised, hands-on form of treatment that uses the assessment of biomechanics, function and posture to diagnose and treat a wide range of problems with joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves. Osteopaths are extensively trained in the areas of anatomy, physiology and pathology. The profession is regulated by the General Osteopathic Council and recognised by the British Medical Association, and ‘Osteopath’ is a protected title that can only be used by registered practitioners.

These highly skilled manual therapists use a wide range of techniques to reduce pain and restore normal function as far as possible. Osteopaths are often known for specialising in neck and lower back pain, but they can effectively treat a wide variety of aches and pains

Our specialists


Andrew Buckley

Sophie Hunt

Natasha Zalweska Pittman

Alex Pouros


Testimonials

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My wife Caroline and I have been treated by Andy, and other members of "Team Buckley", at both the Ashford and Canterbury clinics for a number of years. We cannot speak too highly of the considerate, competent and professional treatment we have both received.

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Gavin and Caroline Barr, Charing
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When I first came to see you I was in extreme pain with my left hip and leg which quite frequently even disturbed my sleep. These problems which were brought on by playing golf, my main recreation, resulted from an arthritic hip.

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John Braithwaite, Canterbury
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I contacted Andrew Buckley's physiotherapy practice to make an appointment for a problem with my wrist.

I have referred 2 members of my family in the past, but have never had cause to consult him myself. My husband and daughter have both been very pleased with their treatment and were better very quickly.

Speaking from a position of relative authority (I was a former Physiotherapy lecturer at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington), I cannot recommend Andrew highly enough.

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Olwen Shaw
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A chance meeting with an ex-marine colleague , just prior to my pending hip operation, pointed out that by attending Team Buckley I could expect faster rebuilding of muscle and flexibility post operation. I attended Team Buckley some two weeks prior to my operation for assessments to be made, then we started a programme two weeks post op of tissue manipulation in the area of the wound and general manipulation to the operated leg and spine. I was given a programme of exercises to do at home, all designed to aid quick and full recovery. I returned to full duties at my work in 6 weeks.

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David Chambers, Dover
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I first went to see Andy for a lower back problem when I moved to Canterbury in 2007. Not only did I find his treatment highly effective, but he is the first osteopath I've ever seen who recommended a series of daily stretching exercises.

These have really helped my overall movement and flexibility and Andy reinforces these with a series of 3-monthly "MOT" visits with him to keep my joints supple and address any emerging problems.

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Bob Edwards
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What can I say, Andy and his whole team are just fantastic!

I had a major horse riding accident in December 2010 which resulted in a fracture of C7 in my neck. This resulted in having to wear a neck brace for three months solidly which had the effect of stabilising my neck, but the downside was a severe stiffening of my mid back area and back and neck as a whole (all muscle related) which was frankly excruciating painful at times.

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Louise Simpson-Brown
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I first went to see Andy for a lower back problem when I moved to Canterbury in 2007. Not only did I find his treatment highly effective, but he is the first osteopath I've ever seen who recommended a series of daily stretching exercises.

These have really helped my overall movement and flexibility and Andy reinforces these with a series of 3-monthly "MOT" visits with him to keep my joints supple and address any emerging problems.

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Bob Edwards
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After surviving non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer, I found it difficult as a teenager to accept the physical impairment it had left me with and the restriction it caused me to perform, what were once just normal daily activities. At the ripe age of 20, I took charge of my condition and booked myself in to Team Buckley’s Clinic

The side effects of chemotherapy are so different from patient to patient and mine left me with a disability that affected my walking, whereby I limped. Pain was naturally experienced with this and not only in my leg affected, but it also radiated up to my lower back.

What I have learnt along the way is to look after my body and I could not be in more professional hands than Andrew Buckley. His attention to get things rights and dedication to do so is commendable.

My progress has been assessed as part of each of my treatments that have been specifically tailored to suit my needs. Initially they were in a concentrated format, but after vast improvement had been noted I now only attend a six monthly drop in session. This is to free up any tension that has built up and check my body alignment.

Andrew has great ability to explain what is needed from me to support the programme he has outlined and I consider him an expert in guiding me through the exercises I should be undertaking at home. He is so well versed, with an attitude that displays currency in all his working methods associated with all the professional caps that he holds.

If it wasn’t for Andrew, I would be suffering chronic pain and restricted mobility due to being affected by a life threatening illness that I beat. My faith in him as a practitioner is immense, as I have had a successful outcome and now walk without limitations. I have no hesitation in recommending his services to others, particularly those affected by the harsh chemicals used to overcome cancer.

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Jo-Jo Dawn, University Student
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Andrew has treated myself and children and has played a big role in my recovery from a series of injuries to my upper and lower spine and knees. He combines effective treatment with excellent advice on exercise and diet. I regularly recommend my friends and family to him.

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Julian Brazier, Canterbury