Services

We have a number of services which can stand-alone or complement our main service of osteopathy. Here are more details together with prices.

 

Osteopathy

Prices from £45 per hour


Involves diagnosis and then treatment of many nerve, muscle and joint problems. The most obvious are back and neck pains, but we can treat all the joints of your body and related muscle pains. We’ll also help you with some preventive guidance.

We are clinically trained to identify the source of the symptoms you may be experiencing, and the nature of the tissue disturbance, whilst at the same time assessing how this has physically effected the whole body. Although this is similar to a medical diagnosis, treatment plans are designed around practical ‘hands-on’ techniques. It is this wisdom and these techniques that make osteopathy so distinct.

We look beyond the pain, and address how you are using your body in sport, at home and at work. We might discuss the influences of daily stress and posture and look at how you can modify your exercise and dietary plans to help. We want you to be able to achieve the maximum quality of life and wellness you can at whatever age.

We can treat a wide range of complaints such as:
• back pain, neck pain, muscle spasm, some arthritic pain,
• various joint complaints eg ‘so-called’ frozen shoulder, tennis/golfers elbow, hip & knee pain, minor sports injuries
• nerve pains, neuralgia, sciatica
Give Ian Traynar a call to discuss your particular needs.

Osteopathy

Prices from £45 per appt


Involves diagnosis and then treatment of many nerve, muscle and joint problems. The most obvious are back and neck pains, but we can treat all the joints of your body and related muscle pains. We’ll also help you with some preventive guidance.

We are clinically trained to identify the source of the symptoms you may be experiencing, and the nature of the tissue disturbance, whilst at the same time assessing how this has physically effected the whole body. Although this is similar to a medical diagnosis, treatment plans are designed around practical ‘hands-on’ techniques. It is this wisdom and these techniques that make osteopathy so distinct.

We look beyond the pain, and address how you are using your body in sport, at home and at work. We might discuss the influences of daily stress and posture and look at how you can modify your exercise and dietary plans to help. We want you to be able to achieve the maximum quality of life and wellness you can at whatever age.

We can treat a wide range of complaints such as:
• back pain, neck pain, muscle spasm, some arthritic pain,
• various joint complaints eg ‘so-called’ frozen shoulder, tennis/golfers elbow, hip & knee pain, minor sports injuries
• nerve pains, neuralgia, sciatica
Give Ian Traynar a call to discuss your particular needs.

Remedial Massage

Prices from £35 per 1/2 hour


Starting with a clinical assessment, the remedial massage therapist will then uses specialist massage and soft tissue techniques to aid recovery of most muscle injuries, pain and soreness.

The focus of remedial massage is to work with the muscle tissue, tendons and fascia, as well as the nervous system, to restore functional movement and encourage postural change. Soft tissue work will help to restore correct muscle tone and quality of movement, with the goal of realigning the soft tissue influence on joint position.

Each treatment differs according to the presenting symptoms and clients’ needs. Remedial massage combines clinical assessment with general massage and advanced soft tissue techniques such as:

• Muscle Energy Technique
• Soft Tissue Release
• Fascial Release Technique
• Neuro-Muscular Technique
• Positional Release Technique

Alexander Technique

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The Alexander Technique is a method that helps us change our physical habits of movement. Ian believes it provides the best solution for patients managing repetitive strains, poor posture or in fact wanting to improve any physical skill.

Many people have never heard of the Alexander Technique. Is it a therapy, an exercise routine, to do with posture? Ian’s view is that it is an education process, designed to help people successfully change the way they move and use their bodies.

Most people want a solution to the cause of their pain, and want to know how to prevent it reoccurring. Ian’s answer is that in the absence of some obvious trauma or a disease process, the most likely cause of the pain is our ‘unconscious, habitual manner of using ourselves in activity’. We move instinctively, some say automatically, and often not very efficiently. This leads to RSI problems, and strained structures, producing pain.

In response to this problem, the physical therapy world (osteopathy, chiropractic and physiotherapy, etc), has spent a lot of time and effort looking for solutions. There is a huge amount of information out there giving us postural advice, the correct way to sit, stand, lift, drive, use a computer, etc. We even have a new industry of ergonomic training and equipment in our offices to aid us. You would have thought by now that we would have evolved to such a level of human efficiency that we wouldn’t continue to suffer from tight and painful shoulders and necks, painful backs, etc. So my question is does any of this advice actually work?

Ian says, “after being in practice several years, and offering people all the latest advice on posture, etc, I came to the conclusion that it didn’t work. I’d done research which showed that 80% of a control group (with low back pain) could not do the exercises or follow the postural advice well enough to stop them relapsing after three months! The most common reason cited was that although they understood what they had to do, when it came to the critical moment of putting it into practice, they just couldn’t do it.” Sound familiar? We all believe that if we are told what to do to correct something we can do it, and if we feel we are doing it, all is well. FM Alexander says, ‘All my experience…goes to shows that this belief is a delusion.’

What’s the problem? Alexander believed that part of the problem lies in our untrustworthy, dominating sensory awareness.

How do we sense our environment or, more specifically, our own bodies? We use our five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch and smell) together with a huge array of sensory nerve endings designed to do very clever things like measure pressure, temperature and even angles of every joint position! These senses cultivate a ‘sense’ of rightness about how we are in relation to the environment. If even one hair is out of place we ‘sense’ it and are tempted to flick it back into place. I believe we have cultivated a ‘use’ of ourselves that ‘feels’ so right, that when we are told to correct it because the expert tells us it is causing us pain, the new position now ‘feels’ so wrong we cannot sustain it – and our sensory guidance system immediately corrects it to…the old habitual way!

The help we need – from the Alexander Teacher – is to learn how to stop trusting our sensory awareness and our old habitual way of doing things, and incorporate a new approach of reasoned conscious control for living. This entire approach involves cultivating a whole new way of THINKING!

If you feel up for the challenge and want to learn more about the Technique, ask Ian Traynar where you can get further help and training.

Alexander Technique

Call us for details


The Alexander Technique is a method that helps us change our physical habits of movement. Ian believes it provides the best solution for patients managing repetitive strains, poor posture or in fact wanting to improve any physical skill.

Many people have never heard of the Alexander Technique. Is it a therapy, an exercise routine, to do with posture? Ian’s view is that it is an education process, designed to help people successfully change the way they move and use their bodies.

Most people want a solution to the cause of their pain, and want to know how to prevent it reoccurring. Ian’s answer is that in the absence of some obvious trauma or a disease process, the most likely cause of the pain is our ‘unconscious, habitual manner of using ourselves in activity’. We move instinctively, some say automatically, and often not very efficiently. This leads to RSI problems, and strained structures, producing pain.

In response to this problem, the physical therapy world (osteopathy, chiropractic and physiotherapy, etc), has spent a lot of time and effort looking for solutions. There is a huge amount of information out there giving us postural advice, the correct way to sit, stand, lift, drive, use a computer, etc. We even have a new industry of ergonomic training and equipment in our offices to aid us. You would have thought by now that we would have evolved to such a level of human efficiency that we wouldn’t continue to suffer from tight and painful shoulders and necks, painful backs, etc. So my question is does any of this advice actually work?

Ian says, “after being in practice several years, and offering people all the latest advice on posture, etc, I came to the conclusion that it didn’t work. I’d done research which showed that 80% of a control group (with low back pain) could not do the exercises or follow the postural advice well enough to stop them relapsing after three months! The most common reason cited was that although they understood what they had to do, when it came to the critical moment of putting it into practice, they just couldn’t do it.” Sound familiar? We all believe that if we are told what to do to correct something we can do it, and if we feel we are doing it, all is well. FM Alexander says, ‘All my experience…goes to shows that this belief is a delusion.’

What’s the problem? Alexander believed that part of the problem lies in our untrustworthy, dominating sensory awareness.

How do we sense our environment or, more specifically, our own bodies? We use our five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch and smell) together with a huge array of sensory nerve endings designed to do very clever things like measure pressure, temperature and even angles of every joint position! These senses cultivate a ‘sense’ of rightness about how we are in relation to the environment. If even one hair is out of place we ‘sense’ it and are tempted to flick it back into place. I believe we have cultivated a ‘use’ of ourselves that ‘feels’ so right, that when we are told to correct it because the expert tells us it is causing us pain, the new position now ‘feels’ so wrong we cannot sustain it – and our sensory guidance system immediately corrects it to…the old habitual way!

The help we need – from the Alexander Teacher – is to learn how to stop trusting our sensory awareness and our old habitual way of doing things, and incorporate a new approach of reasoned conscious control for living. This entire approach involves cultivating a whole new way of THINKING!

If you feel up for the challenge and want to learn more about the Technique, ask Ian Traynar where you can get further help and training.

Core Stability

Prices from £35 per 1/2 hour


With our predominantly stress-filled, sedentary life-styles, many low back pains can be linked to poor pelvic stability (associated with weak inner core muscle strength). This unique three-part course will provide you with the secret to a strong core.

Ian Traynar offers a simple training course, aimed at steering you through the maze of fact and fiction with regards to core stability. Not only will he give you a sound theoretical basis (it is based on the latest research), and a reasoned approach as to why you might need to do this work (he will question, test, and assess you), but he will give you measurable results which you can take into every aspect of our life. Ian Traynar has developed a proven and tested method of training with a number of international athletes, and also helped rehab many people after major back surgery. Talk to him for more details.

Sports Massage

Prices from £35 per 1/2 hour


Our sports massage is aimed primarily at enhancing athletic performance. Using a variety of soft tissue techniques, we aim to prevent injury, keep you training longer, improve your performance, and where necessary aid speedy recovery from injury.

Ian Traynar first trained as a massage therapist in 1975 and over the years he developed skills in just about every conceivable massage technique there is. If people come to him now for a massage he usually assesses their needs and treats accordingly. He has trained to the highest level as a sports massage therapist, and qualified to the standard currently required by the Sports Massage Association. Ian T now uses sports massage skills together with osteopathic knowledge to treat sports men and women from amateur through professional to elite level. His work is about injury prevention, performance enhancing, help in injury recover.

Ian T offers work based on two phases of an athletes year: a) the training phase, & b) the competitive phase. At whatever level of sports you perform, sports massage can help you improve. With the added skills of osteopathy at his disposal he can provide an all round treatment approach which also includes the treatment of sports related injury. Ian T only treats for 30 mins appointments.

If Ian Traynar is not available, ask for/book Ian Greaves who also offers similar skills in Sports Massage.

Sports Massage

Prices from £35 per 1/2 hour


Our sports massage is aimed primarily at enhancing athletic performance. Using a variety of soft tissue techniques, we aim to prevent injury, keep you training longer, improve your performance, and where necessary aid speedy recovery from injury.

Ian Traynar first trained as a massage therapist in 1975 and over the years he developed skills in just about every conceivable massage technique there is. If people come to him now for a massage he usually assesses their needs and treats accordingly. He has trained to the highest level as a sports massage therapist, and qualified to the standard currently required by the Sports Massage Association. Ian T now uses sports massage skills together with osteopathic knowledge to treat sports men and women from amateur through professional to elite level. His work is about injury prevention, performance enhancing, help in injury recover.

Ian T offers work based on two phases of an athletes year: a) the training phase, & b) the competitive phase. At whatever level of sports you perform, sports massage can help you improve. With the added skills of osteopathy at his disposal he can provide an all round treatment approach which also includes the treatment of sports related injury. Ian T only treats for 30 mins appointments.

If Ian Traynar is not available, ask for/book Ian Greaves who also offers similar skills in Sports Massage.

Stress Management Consultancy

Prices and service vary according to requirements

Whether it’s maintaining high performance under pressure in professional sport, developing resilience in the workplace, or dealing with the daily stresses of life, they all have a similar requirement – managing the body’s stress response.

Ian T says, “It doesn’t matter what you call it, the kind of pressure exerted upon us daily (which many call ‘stress’) actually has a physical effect on the body and can produce all kinds of unpleasant symptoms.” The body has a primitive survival mechanism which many are unaware of kicking in when we experience such pressure. How we manage this “stress response”, as we call it medically, is paramount in our hectic 21st century western lifestyle. Ian Traynar will provide you with the most up-to-date skills available and design a plan unique to you to help you maximise your performance or resilience or just plain enjoyment of life.

Practical situations you might want support with:
• painfully tight muscles in the body (usually back and shoulders)
• sudden increase of pressure in the workplace
• breaking through to a higher level in your chosen sport
• wanting better performance under pressure
• dealing with a house move or difficult relationship situation
• managing sudden difficult
• exams coming up