Jon graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2012 after studying a Master of Osteopathy degree. Since then he has worked in Huddersfield and Workington before taking over the Brunswick and Stanwix Clinics from Adam Hill in July 2020. Jon is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy
Jon treats people with injuries, rather than the injuries themselves. Treatment is usually a combination of hands on manual therapy, management advice and exercise rehabilitation. The focus is on the person as a whole, rather than just an injured body part.
Osteopaths specialise in treating musculoskeletal injuries with manual therapy techniques. Treatments may also include other techniques such as exercise prescription, taping, lifestyle advice and recommendation of other treatments that might also help.
It takes at least 4 years at university to qualify as an osteopath and a practitioner must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council in order to call themselves an osteopath. Osteopaths are recognised by the NHS as allied health professionals which means the NHS are happy to work together with osteopaths to help a patient’s health.
What Osteopaths Treat
Osteopaths can treat people suffering from a wide range of issues. Some of these include people with the symptoms of:
- Lower back pain
- Disc injuries
- Neck pain
- Rib injuries
- Arm and shoulder injuries
- Hip and knee injuries
- Foot and ankle problems
- Sports injuries
- Nerve pain
- Joint, muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
- Pregnancy related pain
- Osteoarthritis and wear and tear conditions
You can get an overview of Osteopathy from the NHS website here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/osteopathy/
About the Clinics
Brunswick Clinic, Penrith
The Brunswick Clinic was opened in 1989 by Adam Hill who treated and helped many people for 30 years. Jon took over the clinic in July 2020. It is situated on the left side of Brunswick Square, Penrith. To get to the square come down the hill from Morrisons and Booths, follow the road to the left at the bottom of the hill onto the one way section for 300 yards and turn left at the split in the road. This will take you into the bottom left corner of the square. The building has “The Brunswick Clinic” written on the downstairs window. The clinic is entirely on the ground floor but the path in is a little uneven and has 2 very small steps so please contact Jon to discuss this before booking if you have any problems with mobility.
Stanwix Clinic, Carlisle
The Stanwix Clinic was again opened by Adam Hill in 2006 but at that time it was located on Etterby Street in Stanwix. The clinic was moved to Zenya on Mulcaster Crescent before being taken over by Jon at the same time as the Brunswick Clinic in July 2020. In May 2023 the clinic moved to its current location in Harker, Carlisle. At the junction 44 roundabout take the A7N junction signposted to Hawick, Galashiels, Longtown. About half a mile along that road there is a left turn signposted Rockcliffe and Cargo. Immediately after turning onto this road there is a right turn onto an industrial estate that contains Laing’s Coffee Shop and garden centre. The Stanwix Clinic is on the other side of the carpark to the coffee shop.
About Your Appointment
Before each treatment a case history will be taken and an examination will be done. It is typical for some clothing to be removed to allow the problem to be examined but this is only if you’re comfortable.
If you’re not comfortable with anything at anytime during the treatment or booking process please let me know, because you shouldn’t have to do anything you’re unhappy about.
Each appointment will cost £50 and will usually last 30-40 minutes. If you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice the fee will be charged in full.
Each appointment can be different because you’ll be treated depending on how you are on that day. Usually treatment involves some hands on manual therapy, exercise prescription and lifestyle advice. Sometimes treatment also includes dry needling techniques and discussion about other methods apart from osteopathy that could help. If there is a particular type of treatment you would like, please discuss this before you are treated in case it is not possible to meet your expectations.