With many years of experience, Bolton Osteopathic Clinic are experts in maximising health. Call now for an appointment: 01204361463

Bolton Osteopathic Clinic

Bolton Osteopath Alex Green practicing osteopathy in Bolton for more than sixteen years

Phone 01204 361 463 now for your appointment.

To find health should be the object of the physician. Anyone can find disease. A.T. Still

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Whatever your problem, you will have Bolton Osteopath Alex or Bolton Osteopath Zaheer’s undivided attention for your appointment. Alex and Zaheer will listen to your problem, explore your symptoms and do their best to give you the most appropriate and effective treatment, tailored specifically to the most important person in the room: you.

Osteopathic treatment is available for you in Manchester (Old Trafford), Cheshire (Sale Moor) and Bolton (town centre) from fully CRB checked, registered Bolton Osteopath Alex Green and Bolton Osteopath Zaheer Abbas. No problem too big, no problem too small.

Alex and Zaheer love making people feel physically fantastic and care for sportsmen and women of all abilities. Regular patients include professional footballers from the local FA Premier League & Championship clubs, England team and other international teams including Norway, Nigeria & Australia.
The clinic also rehabilitates professional golfers, weight lifters and other elite athletes and artists. Cast members of popular international touring dance shows like ‘Lord of the Dance’ receive expert care at the clinic, so you know you are in the best possible hands.

Bolton Osteopath Alex Green has been practicing Osteopathy for over fifteen years and is an expert in dealing with all types of injuries. Alex and Zaheer are experienced in treating people who suffer from joint problems, muscle injuries, nerve pain, spinal pain including neck pain, upper back pain and lower back pain.
Alex is a certified practitioner in the treatment of “frozen shoulder”, and Zaheer has great experience in the care of professional weightlifters and champion power lifters. Both of them can can also assist you in relieving headaches, sciatica, work and sports related injuries and repetitive strain injuries with excellent results

Alex has many years experience in working with babies and children. Please make an appointment to discuss how you may benefit.

Now Offering ‘Suspended Treatments’

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GOsC Registration Number: 3/4466/F

BUPA provider number: 30031510 Alex withdrew from BUPA provider status in response to BUPA’s shameful treatment of its providers. Zaheer is still able to see clients with BUPA cover.

AXA PPP provider number: AG02796

AVIVA (Norwich Union) provider number: 600033491

Approved supplier to the FA Premier League Medical Care Scheme

PRUHEALTH Partner Number: PRU3609840

WPA Provider Number: 920087609

Associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine: 00691279

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Osteopathy and Football

Everybody knows that football teams all have Physiotherapists to help players recover from injury.football
Fewer people will be aware of the involvement of Osteopaths in the football world. Most of the ‘big’ clubs have an Osteopath that they work with or have worked with in the past.
I have seen many players from the local football clubs over the years and they don’t choose Osteopathy or Physiotherapy; most of the time, players see both. The players’ own preference will determine the level of involvement of the Osteopath and sometimes the head Physiotherapist will request input.

Physiotherapy is well known and widely accepted in sport, but including osteopathy as well opens up more treatment possibilities.

Modern Football

Footballers are all humans underneath. The major difference is that they put much larger forces through their bodies. Premier league footballers will run somewhere close to 10km in every game and whilst that isn’t constant, it can be high strain. Football teams can be involved in multiple competitions, they sometimes play more than once and that is a lot of running. Don’t forget, players will train most days in the week as well.
The faster a player runs, the higher the strain and the more minutes the player is on the pitch, the more they are at risk of injury. In today’s game, stronger, fitter, faster players play more football than ever before.

A football player involved in the game today will put as much strain through their body in their 20 year career as you or I might do in double that timespan. (No statistics available, only my estimation.)

Scope of Osteopathy

I have heard and observed over the years the common perception that osteopathy is ‘all about the back’. We do a lot of work on people’s backs, that is true but we treat the whole body. I often say “if it is human and it hurt’s, I will have a good chance at fixing the problem”.
As Osteopaths, we are experts in people and people’s bodies. We have a thorough grounding in the physics of the body; how it works and moves mechanically. We are also experts in understanding the chemistry within the body; how different substances affect how the body functions.

For example, a mechanical strain like a sprained ankle causes inflammation which is painful and alters function. The swelling takes up space, restricts movement and limits the circulation. Left alone, a sprain like this can lead to long-term stiffness and permanent reduced function.

Or, a strained muscle in the upper thigh can make you twist your leg to avoid the pain. This leg rotation might cause more strain in a different joint as it compensates, increasing recovery times.

Because of our unique understanding and training in how the body works, Osteopaths can provide valuable insight into the football world.

Does it Translate?

Treating high performance athletes including football players increases the osteopath’s awareness and understanding. We can see the effect of peak performance strain which gives us a better understanding of everyday injury.

As someone who does not put their body through the same kind of exercise or training as an elite player, you can still benefit from our involvement in sports.

The treatment and care you receive as a non-athlete is the same as if you were aiming for olympic gold or the premier league title. Our attention to detail is the same, the way we assess your body is the same and most of the treatment has a similar style. Even the cost is the same.

So if you are involved in professional football, amateur sports or just live a sedentary life, you know you are in expert hands. The same hands that will have kept some of our national heroes (and other international players) on the pitch.
Quick… book an appointment before you suffer with that pain any longer.

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