Welcome to
The Maidenhead Osteopathy Clinic


The senior Osteopath and founder is Mr Kulwinder Bajwa. Kulwinder graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1991 and set up the SOS Clinic in Slough and Maidenhead. After working full-time in both clinics for 20 years he reduced his clinic hours to invent and launch a patented pillow measuring system to help people ease neck and back problems during the night. The system is now licensed for use worldwide and has enabled Kulwinder to return to full-time practice.

“I believe the job of a good Osteopath is not only to help reduce pain but to enable patients to help themselves. I encourage all of my patients to take an active role in their recovery and be responsible for their future health.”

Kulwinder is married with 2 grown children. “I have a very lively dog that keeps me active and I am a very keen mountaineer. I like to lead by example: as I am getting older I continue to keep fit to ensure that I can continue to lead an active life-style. I encourage all of my patients to do the same but not necessarily climb mountains!”

Kulwinder on a mountain

Testimonials


This is what some of our past and present patients have to say about their experience with us…

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What is Osteopathy?


Osteopathy is a system of complementary medicine, involving the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the skeleton and musculature.

How can osteopathy help you?

Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and manual treatment, which is recognized by the British Medical Association as a discrete clinical discipline. In 1993 Osteopathy became the first complementary health care profession to be accorded statutory recognition. All Osteopaths now must be registered with The General Osteopathic Council.

Osteopathy is the development of two of the oldest forms of treatment known to man: massage and manipulation. Osteopathy seeks to treat injury and disease by enhancing the body’s own natural healing process.

Pain is a warning signal that something is wrong. It is the body’s natural defense mechanism to alert you to a problem. Osteopaths diagnose the cause of pain and manipulate to reduce the level of your pain and suffering, whether it is a long-standing condition or a new injury.

The vast majority of patients that see an Osteopath will do so because of back or neck pain. Osteopathic manipulation is widely regarded as the treatment of choice for the treatment of mechanical problems of the spine.

A large proportion of an Osteopaths’ time is spent in dealing with the pain and suffering caused to patients as the result of arthritis. Many people assume that the symptoms of arthritis are untreatable and that they must learn to live with their pain and stiffness. Although the arthritic changes cannot be reversed, in many cases Osteopaths can help considerably to relieve pain and improve the quality of life for arthritis sufferers.

Whether you are a professional athlete or just exercising for fun, the less time you are away from your sport due to injury the better. We offer comprehensive sports injury treatment.

Osteopathic treatment throughout pregnancy can help the body adapt to the changes which are taking place. After a thorough assessment, gentle osteopathic treatment may help to relieve the aches and pains caused by growth of the baby and the reaction of the mother to this. Advice from your osteopath can help you to change your posture and learn to use your body correctly through pregnancy.

Osteopathy is a safe and natural approach to health care for all life stages. Osteopaths are increasingly being asked to treat babies and young children for complaints attributable to mechanical strains acquired before birth and during the birth process. Cranial-sacral therapy is a gentle form of Osteopathy treatment ideal for the treatment of babies and children.

Your Visit to The Maidenhead Osteopathy Clinic


FAQs


All Osteopaths in the UK by law must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). The GOsC is the statutory body set up to regulate Osteopathy after the passing of the Osteopaths Act by parliament in 1993. Anyone calling themselves an osteopath who is not registered with the GOsC is breaking the law.

Osteopathy can help alleviate many of the symptoms associated with both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis. There are many techniques, which are designed to reduce the pain and discomfort of the joints, muscles, and ligaments and to improve the quality and range of movements. Osteopaths can also advise how these problems can be kept at bay in the short and long term using treatment, exercises and nutritional advice.

Joints can become restricted and limit range of movement. Osteopathic manipulation strives to improve the amount and quality of movement within joints not “put the joint back into place”. The idea of putting something back into place is a misconception. Spinal joints out of place would be a very serious injury, and would certainly mean hospitalisation and not a visit to the osteopath. Another common misconception is that spinal discs “slip” out of place, the so called “slipped disc”. Spinal discs can be injured but not slipped. Osteopathic treatment can help disc injuries; treatment is applied to help the tissues to return to a more normal healthy state.

Manipulations are not dangerous if performed by a qualified and experienced osteopath. Manipulations generally do not hurt and form only a small part of the general treatment that you will receive. Often manipulation is used to improve joint movement but there are a variety of other techniques that osteopaths use as well as or instead of manipulation to bring this about. All good osteopaths will inform the patient what they are doing as the treatment progresses, and should the osteopath need to manipulate he will apply his skill and feedback from both the patient and the bodies reaction to decide whether to proceed or not.

This depends largely on the injury you have. You will be advised on your first visit as to the likely length of your treatment. Some injuries will require just one treatment others will take considerably longer.

Many patients are referred to us by their doctor, but it is not necessary to visit your GP first. If for any reason we need to contact your doctor we will ask for your permission first.

When you visit an Osteopath for the first time a full case history will be taken and you will be given a physical examination. You will normally be asked to remove some of your clothing and to perform a simple series of movements. The Osteopath will then use a highly developed sense of touch, called palpation, to identify any points of weakness or excessive strain throughout the body. The Osteopath may, on occasion, need additional investigations such as x-ray or blood tests. This will allow a full diagnosis and suitable treatment plan to be developed for you. Each patient is treated as an individual with the treatment plan geared towards their needs.

Age is not a barrier to receiving osteopathic treatment & treatment is specifically adapted to your individual needs.

Appointments are for 30 minutes. Conditions vary considerably in the amount of time they require and you may not be treated for a full 30 minutes each time. It is important to remember that what is achieved inside the consulting room is only a proportion of the Osteopath’s work. It is necessary for us to keep relevant notes, communicate with GPs, review X-rays and scans and write reports.

Osteopath in Maidenhead covering Cookham, Bourne End, Marlow, Henley, Windsor, Taplow, Slough, Binfield, Ascot, Twyford, Reading and High Wycombe.

Osteopathy is now covered by all Private Medical Insurance Companies. You should check with your insurer that your particular policy does include Osteopathy treatment.  Contact us for any details required for your insurance company. Some, but not all, insurance companies require you to see your GP before commencing treatment. Again your insurers will advice you as to their procedure.

Where possible we will bill the insurance company directly for your treatment but please note that you are responsible for settling your bill should your insurer not pay. We provide for AXAPPP, Vitality, Pru, Simplyhealth, WPA, Cigna and many more.

Times and Fees


Opening times

DayTime
Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday & SundayRing for appointments

Appointment fees

Please call 01628 671711 for details.

Appointments


Please call 01628 671711 to make an appointment. Alternatively, please complete and send the below form. We will be in contact as soon as possible to confirm your appointment or arrange an appropriate time.

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How to find us


The Maidenhead Osteopathy Clinic
The Magnet Leisure Centre,
Holmanleaze,
Maidenhead.
SL6 8AW

01628 671711