Adam Balderstone B.Sc. (Hons) Ost Med, PGDip Animal Osteopathy – Principal Osteopath
Adam graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (now British College of Osteopathic Medicine BCOM) with a BSc (Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine. His special interests include sports injuries, foot biomechanics and orthotics; pregnant and post-natal women and he has great success treating chronic patients, through use of his 'whole body' approach to treatment. In 2009 -2010 Adam undertook a Post-Graduate Diploma in Animal Osteopathy enabling him to treat Horses and Dogs.
Adam is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the British Osteopathic Association. He is a registered osteopathic consultant to most major insurance and private healthcare companies. Please check with your insurance provider to see if you are covered for treatment.
The Five Goals of IDD Therapy Treatment for You are to:
1) To Improve the health of you intervertebral disc
2) Rehabilitate supporting muscles and ligaments
3) Realign your spinal structures
4) Release pressure on nerves causing pain
5) Reduce the immediate suffering you are experiencing
Frequently Asked Questions
Will treatment hurt?
Generally, osteopathic treatment does not hurt, although there may be some minor short-term discomfort, aching or stiffness, which will pass. Patients normally find that further treatments are much more comfortable, most look forward to coming!
Are there any risks?
Research has shown that osteopathy is one of the safest and most effective forms of manual therapy available and has far fewer risks than many other types of treatment and interventions for your problem. Your Osteopath will be happy to discuss all your concerns regarding treatment.
How long will treatment take to help my pain?
Osteopathy can significantly help reduce pain, especially if carried out within the first six weeks of the appearance of the symptoms. Classically, the longer you have been in pain the longer it will take to achieve results. Your Osteopath will be able to advise you of your likely recovery time. Although early treatment is preferable, Osteopaths are also effective at treating long-standing or chronic pain.
How can a recurrence of my condition be prevented?
This will depend upon the condition itself. Where necessary your Osteopath will prescribe exercises and lifestyle adjustments. Your Osteopath may recommend maintenance treatment sessions every two to six months depending upon your original condition.
What if I have something serious?
If your Osteopath feels treatment is not appropriate for your condition, you will be referred to your GP or to a suitable specialist.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept debit and credit cards, bank transfers and cash.
Will I be able to claim on my Health Insurance?
You may be able to claim for treatment against your health insurance. Call them prior to your first appointment as often a GP referral letter and authorisation number is required. Charges for x-rays, CAT, PET and MRI scans, and professional witness reports are dealt with on an individual basis.
When is the clinic open?
Both Luton and Buckingham clinics are open every day and on certain days, we offer evening appointments. Please call to check on appointment slots.
Who recognises Osteopathy and by whom is it regulated?
In 1993, osteopathy became the first complementary health care profession to undergo statutory regulation by Parliament. This has given Osteopaths the same legal status as dentists and doctors, guaranteeing patients the same level of professionalism, protection and confidentiality. Osteopath is a protected title; a practitioner can only use the title, Osteopath, and offer their services as an osteopath if he/she is registered with The General Osteopathic Council.
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21 Years Experience
Adam has administered over 40,000 individual treatment sessions