Robert McGregor has over 30 years experience working as an Osteopath.
-Associate Osteopath 1982- 1984 at Wolverhampton & Stowbridge
-Birmingham & District Osteopathic clinic 1984- 1985
-Own private practise at Redditch 1984- 1996
-Northampton Clinic 1995-2001
-Whitefields Medical Centre 1998- 2001
-Barrack Road Surgery, Northampton 1999- 2001
-Wellingborough Therapy Centre 2001-2011
-Oxford Street Therapy Centre October 2011 to present
Osteopathy is a patient-centred, system of healthcare. A first appointment generally lasts up to an hour to allow
the osteopath adequate time to:
listen and ask questions about your problem, your general health, other medical care you are receiving or medication you are taking, and record this in your case notes.
The information you provide will be confidential;
examine you properly. It is advisable to wear loose fitting clothing as this facilitates examination & treatment. You can ask a friend or relative to accompany you and be present throughout your treatment;
ask you to make simple movements and stretches to observe your posture and mobility. Because of the body’s structure, pain or stiffness you are experiencing in one part may be linked to a problem elsewhere;
examine the health of the joints, tissues and ligaments using their hands, which is known as palpation.
Diagnosis & Treatments
Osteopathy specialises in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal and other related disorders.
Treatment typically involves a series of gentle, relaxing, rhythmic movements of the affected area. Subtle stretching exercises are then used to release joints and intervertebral discs. These techniques relax muscles, decrease inflammation and help to release the joints and any trapped nerves.
This in combination with advice and a programme of individually tailored home – based exercises will help to relieve any pain and stiffness.
Expectations and outcome of treatment
An important aspect of Rob’s work is discussing your expectations as a patient, i.e. what do you expect to happen during the first session , and any follow up appointments (if necessary). How should you expect to feel after the treatment and how much treatment might you need?
This will be discussed early on so everyone knows what to expect. The important thing is that you must feel comfortable with your osteopath, the surroundings, and the treatment.
-Diploma on Osteopathy 1982.
-Attended the European School of Osteopathy, Maidstone, Kent 1978-1982
-Member of the Society of Osteopaths 1982-1984
-Member of the Register of Osteopaths 1984- 2000
-Member of the General Council and Register of Osteopaths 2000- to present
How much does it cost?
Rob sees both private patients and patients with medical insurance cover.
Initial appointment 1 hr and follow ups 30 mins: £40
If you have private health insurance it may be possible to claim for your treatment. You will need to ask your insurance company about the available level of cover and whether you need to be referred by your GP or a specialist