Appointments are available on Monday to Thursday, between 0800 and 1900 each day, Saturdays between 0800 and 1200, with Jim at Livelong, Hyntle Barn Clinic, Hintlesham.
Cost of Treatment sessions is £45, cash, cheque or card payments are taken.
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Jim Hurden Osteopathy is run by registered Osteopath Jim Hurden (M.Ost) and provides Osteopathic healthcare and Medical Acupuncture, serving Ipswich, Felixstowe, Hintlesham, Hadleigh and other Suffolk locations for a wide range of Musculo-Skeletal pain and problems, including back and neck pain.
Conditions an Osteopath can help you with
- Disc bulge or prolapse
- Elbow, wrist and hand pain
- Headache and migraines
- Hip, knee and foot pain
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain inc. whiplash injuries
- Pain during or after pregnancy
- Poor posture
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Sciatica & Trapped nerves
- Shoulder pain
- Sports Injuries
- Trigger points
About Jim Hurden
Jim Hurden graduated from the London School of Osteopathy in 2015 having completed a 5 year Masters of Osteopathy degree; which was awarded with distinction.
Jim spent 12 ½ years in the emergency services before leaving to practise Osteopathy full time and outside of practice is an active SCUBA diver; generally trying to spend as much time in the water as he can do! He has trained and competed in a number of martial arts disciplines over the years and has a long standing interest in managing sporting injuries – particularly in horse riders who he has built up a reputation for assisting at the renowned Water Farm dressage centre.
Jim has recently been appointed as a registrant member to one of the committees of the General Osteopathic Council and guest lectures at the London School of Osteopathy on Safeguarding within Osteopathic practice.
Jim loves animals and plans to diversify his practise to treating horses and dogs later this year.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Osteopathy
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) state Osteopathy is the following:
“Osteopathy is a primary care profession, focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders, and the effects of these conditions on patients’ general health. Using many of the diagnostic procedures applied in conventional medical assessment, osteopaths seek to restore the optimal functioning of the body, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body has the ability to heal, and osteopathic care focuses on strengthening the musculoskeletal systems to treat existing conditions and to prevent illness. Osteopaths’ patient-centered approach to health and well being means they consider symptoms in the context of the patient’s full medical history, as well as their lifestyle and personal circumstances. This holistic approach ensures that all treatment is tailored to the individual patient.” (GOsC, 2015)
What’s the difference between an Osteopath and a Chiropractor
The major difference between an Osteopath and a chiropractor is that while the Chiropractor is primarily focused on the spine and joints, an Osteopath is also concerned with the rest of the body.
Does treatment hurt?
Osteopaths work very hard to try and minimise the amount of pain that treatment causes, but on occasions some discomfort does occur. When there is a risk of this, you will be informed in advance of the treatment and advice will be given to you about how to minimise it
Do I need to see the GP to come and see an Osteopath
No – you can book to see an Osteopath with no referral necessary from your GP or other healthcare professionals. Osteopathy in this area is not currently funded by the NHS however, so you will be required to pay for treatment. Please see our Book an Appointment page for details of Costs.
What should I wear?
It may be necessary to ask you to remove some clothing, so that we can see and touch the areas of the body causing concern. If you are uncomfortable undressing to your underwear we suggest clothing, such as shorts and T Shirt, or close fitting garments.
Can I bring someone with me?
Absolutely. You are welcome to bring another person to accompany you whilst you are treated. If you are under the age of 16, you will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Acupuncture – Do I have to have it?
No, Jim uses Acupuncture as one of a number of treatment methods to assist in treating patients; however if you are not happy to have this done, please just let him know!
Let’s get the message out there #OsteopathyWorks
As part of the campaign to get the message out that #OsteopathyWorks, we are asking our patients to post their positive views about their osteopath, and the benefits of the osteopathic treatment they have received, on social media using #OsteopathyWorks.
If we can get those conversations happening on social media it will provide positive testimonials which will help raise the profile of osteopathy and how we improve the health of people of all ages!
You can share your experience on any social media platform, just remember to include #OsteopathyWorks in the content.