Functional Osteopathic Treatment

Designed with you in mind…

Dustie has designed functional osteopathic treatment approaches to suit different types of patients, seeking different outcomes. This is because she has worked with people from all walks of life for over 30 years; many with serious health problems (both physical and emotional), often predisposed by the daily stresses of modern life. As a result, and to help people to better understand osteopathy, she is developing this website to educate readers in all aspects of health and wellness, which should be considered in the care and management plans offered by osteopathic practitioners.

Dustie will always advise you on the best treatment approach for your needs at your initial consultation, which lasts for up to 90 minutes (less for children), offering you lots of time for discussion, evaluation and treatment, so you never feel rushed.

Home visits for neonates, babies and young children are available for parents who cannot easily get to a clinic location. This services is available in the New Forest, Highcliffe, Christchurch and local surrounding areas.

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Neonate, Babies & Children

Osteopathy & Cranial Osteopathy for neonates, babies, toddlers and children under 14).

Dustie has treated little ones for over 20 years and holds a PG Certificate in the Osteopathic Treatment of Children, which she acquired from the University College of Osteopathy. She treats every child with kindness and respect to ensure they feel safe and secure. Cranial osteopathy and classical osteopathic methods are used during treatment to offer the most holistic approach and best results. 

If you are unsure if osteopathy is right for your baby, Dustie is happy to discuss this with you via a free telephone consultation. Email your details to: herdwickandgoose@icloud.com

Function & Performance

If you have suffered an injury, have a specific muscular-skeletal problem, or need help with a sports related issue, “focused care” treatment may suit you best. This type of treatment aims to get you back in action and may include, rehabilitation support as required. Dustie is also happy to speak to your PT, physiotherapist or doctor if the needs arises, to ensure the very best care is given. Treatment typically takes 30-60 minutes and frequency depends solely on the needs of the patient.

Functional Osteopathic treatment that focuses on improved function of the body via treatment that actively encourages flexibility, body alignment and rehabilitation of acute or chronic conditions. This type of treatment better suits those with direct or sports related injuries, where there is a more isolated issue.

Health, Vitality & Longevity

Functional Osteopathic treatment that focuses on increased circulation, breathing mechanics, postural alignment and dynamic function, so that the body can look and feel healthy and really alive.

Addressing the whole person, so that you achieve can long-term health: Mind, body and soul. Dustie has spent years studying the philosophies and principles of functional medicine and osteopathy to create bespoke treatments that help each individual to find the root cause of their problem. As a result, consultation time maybe longer than the average, to allow for unhurried treatment and a longer lasting effect