Welcome to the Greenhill Osteopathic Practice website. The practice is based in the centre of historic Stratford upon Avon in the heart of leafy Warwickshire. We hope you will find the site both useful and informative. Please do feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions or ideas to enhance the experience. Our osteopaths; Laurence Kirk and Elizabeth Simmons, have over 35 years of clinical osteopathic experience between them and are commited to providing the very best in osteopathic healthcare.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established and recognised system of diagnosis and treatment, which lays its main emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body.
It is distinctive by the fact that it recognises that much of the pain and disability from which we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by disease'
( Description by The General Osteopathic Council, October 1998).
An osteopath uses many of the diagnostic procedures common to conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Osteopaths are trained to use their hands and highly developed sense of touch to assist in diagnosis and also to provide treatment. Every individual is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint. Physical treatment, if appropriate, is applied to suit the needs of each individual patient.