Offering prompt, professional osteopathic treatment.

What we offer

Offering prompt, professional osteopathic treatment.

At the Flitwick Osteopathic Clinic we are here to help by offering prompt, professional osteopathic treatment in a comfortable and convenient location. Appointments can be booked online or by calling us on 01525 712204 and are usually available within 24 hours and do not require a GP referral.

Flitwick Osteopathic Clinic was first established in 1994 and we are proud that patients come to us following a recommendation from family, friends or a referral from their GP.

 
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“What is osteopathy?”

 

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.  It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.

To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well.  

Therefore osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.  Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.  They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

“What can you treat?”

 
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Work and driving problems

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Sports injuries

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Expectant mothers and babies

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Children and teenagers

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Back and joint pain

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As you get older

Patricia Bishop

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Patricia established the Flitwick Osteopathic Clinic in April 1994 to provide osteopathic healthcare to her local community.

She enjoys all aspects of practice and her approach to osteopathy is to identify the cause of your problem, relieve your pain, increase your mobility and aid your body's natural ability to heal itself. She may give you postural or lifestyle advice and may suggest some exercises or stretches. Her goal is to work with you to help your body adjust to the strains of everyday life.

From a young age, Patricia wanted to pursue a medical career. After witnessing her father’s periodic, crippling back pain episodes that were always successfully alleviated by an osteopath, she decided to study osteopathy.

Patricia is happily married and has two sons and a little madam of a cat. She keeps fit with daily brisk walks and gets put through her paces by her personal trainer. Additionally, she volunteers at the Winter Night Shelter for the homeless in Milton Keynes or enjoys reading a good book.

Patricia is currently not taking on any new patient bookings.

Silva Schuldt

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Since Silva qualified as an osteopath in 1999, she has been passionate about her work.

Her patients range from newborn babies to the older generations. Silva has a wide range of different treatment options in her tool kit, which allows her to personalise your treatment to your individual requirements.

Silva places great emphasis on explaining to you everything she does and how you sustained your injury. Additionally, she always gives self-help advice such as the use of ice packs, remedial exercises, postural advice, and dietary changes.

The best reward for her is when you get better quickly but she also loves the challenges of more difficult problems that require her to think “outside the box” and use all her skills to restore your wellbeing.

Silva became interested in how the body works when she regularly attended classes at a dance studio and noticed how much her body changed. She was told about osteopathy by an acquaintance and instantly knew that this was what she wanted to do. She has never looked back to the office jobs she left behind.

When Silva is not easing your aches and pains, she is busy looking after her five “children”, which are her two cats and three chickens. If she needs to get away from their antics, she is out and about with her local walking group or sitting quietly colouring in her mandala books. She is also volunteering with the Divinity Foundation, a charity that provides healthcare for impoverished people in Kenya.

Anne Johnson

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Anne has been working as an osteopath for over twenty years.

Anne loves working with you, regardless of your history, to identify the cause of your aches and pains. She strongly believes that you don’t have to put up with all those annoying niggles that are often blamed on your age. She particularly enjoys working with you to improve your quality of life.

Anne always tailors your treatment to your individual needs. She also likes to empower you to take charge of your own wellbeing by explaining what she is doing and why and advising on steps you can take yourself.

From 4 years of age, Anne wanted to do something medical. When she was in her teens, her mum was helped by an osteopath. Not long after, osteopathy came up as a possible option on a careers questionnaire, there was a programme about osteopathy on TV, and an advert for an osteopathic school in her parents’ newspaper and that sealed her decision to try to become an osteopath herself.

Anne has a husband and five children who keep her busy. She can often be found with a screwdriver or a paintbrush in her hand as she and her husband usually have some sort of DIY project on the go!

When she has time to herself, she spends it doing arts and crafts or curled up with a book. She loves going boating with her whole family but, unfortunately, her hamster has to stay at home!