Welcome to Ian Griffiths Clinics
Osteopathic Clinics in Llanelli & Bridgend
Specialist Hands on Treatment
At our clinics we provide specialist hands on treatment for a wide range of conditions. All treatment is tailor made. The osteopath being mindful what treatment approach is most suitable for both the patient and presenting condition at that time. To achieve the desired result – optimum health in the affected tissues, the minimum force is used which can be and often is very gentle. Over 90% of the patients that attend the clinics have been personally recommended. Both clinics have excellent working relationships with GP’s, Medical consultants and other health professionals, often because they have attended themselves.
Patients presenting at our clinics may be experiencing one of a number of conditions, for example:-
Acute and chronic back pain and ache, Muscle Spasm, Neck pain, Elbow pain e.g. Tennis elbow and golfers elbow, Headaches including migraine, Pain, Tension, Stress, Sciatica, Plantar Fasciitis, Shoulder pain e.g. frozen shoulder, Inability to Relax, Trapped Nerves, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hip and knee pain, Rheumatic Pain, Arthritic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Joint pain, Digestive Problems, Stiffness, Circulatory Problems, Sports Injuries.
"WE TREAT MORE THAN JUST BACKS"
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a philosophy of healthcare that acknowledges that the living body is a self-renewing, self-generating, self-recuperating system which maintains health constantly throughout life. Whenever that health-maintaining system is compromised, symptoms or disease could develop. Osteopathy is concerned with that which has compromised health rather than the resulting condition.
Osteopaths have been regulated by statute since l993. They are trained to diagnose conventionally and also to use their hands to assess body function and dysfunction. This gives the osteopath uniquely sensitive information about the disability within the body and how this insight might be used to help restore health. Although people commonly describe their symptoms in terms of conventional medical conditions, osteopaths do not primarily treat medical conditions; they are more concerned with the cascade of events which could have contributed to the development of those medical conditions.
We also provide cranial osteopathy at our clinics which is a very gentle specialist type of osteopathy. Although the name implies that only the head is treated, it can be used to treat any part of the body. Cranial techniques are safe, gentle and non manipulative. They can be used for patients of all ages and are often used when treating young children and newborn infants.
D.O., M.S.C.C.O., M.O.P.H.M.
Ian qualified in 1989 from the London School of Osteopathy with student of the year award. Ian is a highly experienced osteopath who specialises in neck/back conditions, headaches including migraines, chronic conditions and cranial osteopathy.
Book an appointment
If you would like to book an appointment or speak to someone about how we may be able to help you, please call us on Llanelli: 01554 755772 or Bridgend: 01656 646446. Alternatively use the contact form below and we will ensure that the relevant member of our team contacts you as soon as possible.
YOU'RE IN GOOD HANDS It typically takes 4 years to become a qualified osteopath and requires over 1,000 hours of clinical training. We are also required to maintain our skills through ongoing training and professional development. Osteopathy is a regulated profession, with all osteopaths required by law to register with the General Osteopathic Council, who ensure that all osteopaths operate to high professional standards. It is a criminal offence to claim to be an osteopath otherwise. I am also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, which exists to promote the latest knowledge and promote best practice in osteopathy. They also produce the iO Patient Charter, based on the national quality standards of the Care Quality Commission, which we use to demonstrate our commitment to the highest standards of patient care. These assurances exist to make sure you can be confident that, as your osteopath, I have the skills, qualifications and knowledge to help you to live a healthier life.