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nigel utton osteopath

Nigel Utton MOst

Norwich based Nigel Utton studied Osteopathy at Swansea University, ranked 1st in the UK for Complementary Medicine (Complete University Guide, 2018). He received a first class degree with honours specialising in the treatment of tension headaches and migraines.

Osteopathy is widely recognised by both the NHS and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and recommended by medical practitioners for people of all ages.

Nigel employs a wide range of osteopathic techniques from subtle cranio-sacral therapy (CST) and localised massage to structural manipulation. This means he is well equipped to treat a variety of health issues ranging from persistent headaches, back pain due to pregnancy, arthritis, general joint mobility complaints and more.

An expert in the musculoskeletal system (which includes muscles, joints and other associative tissues) Nigel has years of experience and training. He understands that each person is different and will study each case individually. Alongside a physical examination, he will determine the right solution for you.

With his years of specialised training including working alongside GPs, nurses and midwives, Nigel is also able to identify any serious underlying health problems and can refer clients to a GP if necessary.

All suitable treatment options will be discussed with you transparently and in detail with Nigel taking your complaint, body type and even your personality into consideration! This means your treatment will be attentive and highly personalised in order to meet your individual needs.

Nigel can help you to release tension, stretch your muscles and mobilise your joints while offering friendly, helpful advice. He’ll teach you ways to manage your pain effectively, maintain an active lifestyle and keep your body working to the best of its ability.

Comfortable treating people of all ages and backgrounds from babies, the elderly and everyone in between, Nigel Utton is a professional and personable osteopath who will do his utmost to help you. Whether you suffer from chronic pain, persistent migraines or need solutions to back pain, you’ll be in excellent hands.


What should I wear?

Your osteopath will need to be able to see and physically examine areas of your body contributing to your complaint. We use drapes and towels to ensure your dignity during treatment.

Patients who are uncomfortable undressing to their underwear are welcome to wear shorts, sports bra or close-fitting garments.

Can I bring a companion?

Young people under the age of 16 will only be treated with an accompanying adult. Everybody else is welcome to bring a trusted companion to their appointment.

What does osteopathic treatment entail?

During your first appointment, your osteopath will ask you about your medical history and lifestyle, as well as any symptoms you may be experiencing. This is very important as it will help them to make an accurate diagnosis and suggest appropriate treatment.

They will then examine the areas of your body causing discomfort. They will need to feel for any tightness in the soft tissues and stiffness in the joints and will need to touch these areas to identify problems.

They will explain what they are doing as they go along.

The cause of the problem may be in a different area to the pain, for example, pain in your lower arm is often linked to the nerves in your neck.

Treatment typically involves several sessions of manual therapy designed to release tension, stretch and relax muscles and mobilise joints. We may also use gentle visceral and cranial techniques to help return the body to optimal functioning.

If you are uncomfortable with any part of this, you have the right to ask them to stop at any stage, without prejudicing your future treatment.

Occasionally we may diagnose an illness which would better be treated by a different medical colleague. We will always seek your permission before referring you on for further investigations.

Will it hurt?

Most of the techniques we use are gentle and painless. The nature of your complaint, however, might make you more sensitive to pain and we always value your feedback if you find a particular treatment exacerbates your symptoms.

Some patients experience a ‘treatment reaction’ while their body readjusts to the effects of the treatment. If this has not improved within 48-hours please ring us for further support.

How will my information be kept secure and confidential?

At the start of your first appointment, your osteopath will record information about your medical history and lifestyle, as well as any symptoms you may be experiencing. This is essential in helping them to make an accurate diagnosis and suggest appropriate treatment.

Your records will be treated as confidential in accordance with standards of practice set out by the General Osteopathic Council and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you wish, you may request a copy of your notes, but you may be charged an administration fee for this.

What training has my osteopath received?

All osteopaths working in Britain are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council. They are required to successfully complete a Masters in Osteopathy in one of the accredited institutions. This includes over 1000 hours of successful supervised clinical practice.