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Charles Millward ND DO
Charles practices his Osteopathy on the simple premise that if a person’s body is allowed to work properly, then there are very few conditions which do not respond to Osteopathic treatment. After all, the body wants to heal itself.
Charles is the most established Osteopath in Barry, practising in Barry & Vale since 2007.
Trusted & Known throughout the community for his honest, friendly approach and affordable fees, Charles has an instinct to look beyond the symptoms of pain and treat the cause.
This requires an excellent understanding of how the body can react to the stresses placed on it and what is required to allow it to heal itself..
Charles uses a wide treatment approach depending on what is appropriate for his patients, their lifestyle, personal goals, and the conditions they present with.
He is also a great advocate for Osteopathy as a regular, preventative treatment, which encourages general and systemic health.
Trained at: British College of Osteopathic Medicine, London
After qualifying, Charles has developed his skills in both Cranial and Classical Osteopathy as he believes the integration of these skills is crucial to deliver the best osteopathic care.
The gentle cranial technique is best for the treatment of acute symptoms, babies, pregnancy and post pregnancy.
A stronger, structural approach benefits sportsmen and those seeking to improve their posture and flexibility.
Both approaches can be seen as two ends of a scale, which enables Charles to treat the whole family.
Osteopathy has been available in the UK for over 100 years! It is one of the most effective and safe treatments for a great number of our health problems.
Osteopaths think of the body as an inter-connected whole and are interested in the relationship between how well your body could be working to how well it is actually working.
Some say Osteopathy is really just common sense, combining up-to-date knowledge with a holistic view of the body which include joints, muscles, and spine.
Treatment is “hands on” using gentle stretching, massage, mobilisation and manipulation. This aims to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems helping the body to help itself.
Western Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment involving the insertion of fine single-use acupuncture needles into the muscles and structures around the joints.
Many people find it a relaxes and soothes; some find relief from pain. Others have found it useful for immediate treatment for Sports Injuries or other acute problems.
However, there are many receptive to this approach and find it helps them manage their pain.
Recovering from a Sports or Work Related injury can be frustrating. Sometimes we need to help the body help itself.
By using the drug-free hands-on approach that focuses on the health of the whole body not just the injured or affected part, you can start on the road to recovery.
Osteopathy can help with initial treatment and advice to longer term management and rehabilitation
THE Barry Osteopathy practice
10 Canon St, Barry CF62 7RH
Comfortable, Home based clinic. Free parking always available. Easy access for Barry & Vale.
See what others think …
As a builder, using my hands to type on a daily basis is a requirement. The work is physical and in all weathers. Several months ago, every movement I made became excruciatingly painful. I started seeing Charles and his magic hands seemed to do the trick. He stressed the importance of my posture and correct use when lifting. At the appointments, he would manipulate and massage my neck, back, shoulders and arms. Within weeks, my pain subsided and I don’t feel the same tension when working. Thanks, Charles!
It’s been 7 months since I fell off my bike. I went to A&E and my GP, they took x-rays and said everything seemed normal, that I would just have some pain for a few days. A few days actually turned into several weeks, so at the suggestion of a friend, I went to see Charles. He examined the arm & neck and treated the area, after a few treatments I began to feel better and became to feel more confident than before. I never would’ve thought to see an Osteopath to help with my pain, but I’m sure glad now that I did.
I have been seeing Charles since he started in Barry in 2007 as I suffer from neck arthritis (cervical spondylosis), which causes much stiffness and pain. I was not prepared to go along the route of daily painkillers and find a regular mix of Osteopathy and Acupuncture from Charles allows me to get on with my life with the minimum of fuss.
Charles is a great osteopath who helps loosen & straighten the parts of the body that need loosening & straightening! Its amazing how things can go a bit off in our bodies but its good to know that Charles is there to help!
Charles just wanted to express my gratitude for your work today. It has made a huge difference. As the day progressed the pain and stiffness has eased dramatically. Thank you!
I was very impressed with the Osteopathic care I received from Charles. I had received chiropractic in the past for my neck pain, but Osteopathy was different for me. After only a few sessions, my symptoms began to disappear, especially my neck pain, and I know I would not have been able to perform to my everyday work functions without the treatment I received.
Charles listened to what we thought! The first time someone in the “medical” profession has done that. He examined and suggested what was causing the ankle problem in my daughter. His approach proved to have very good results. Charles has given me confidence in Osteopathy and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
My back was hurt during an accident at work. I first went to a Physiotherapist and then saw a Chiropractor, both with limited success. I finally contacted Charles who I knew from friend recommendations. After only 3 treatments I had made more progress than all the other treatments put together. I am no longer receiving treatment and only following a set of exercises which Charles has given me. He is still in regular contact with me to monitor my progress. I wish I had gone to him sooner.
Charles, just wanted to say a belated thank you for your treatment of my back and your introduction to Indah and her Pilates class. I went riding last week for the first time since and my back was fine – legs were iffy but aching in a good way! Thank you again and as long as I keep active, I am confident my back will remain strong – hope these are not famous last words!
Charles has allowed me to be headache free for quite some time now. I used to have daily nagging headaches that often would turn into a migraine leaving me unable to function. For the longest time, I thought I could just keep taking medication to have the pain subside. Then, my friend referred me to Charles and he was able to pinpoint a misalignment in both my back and neck that was triggering the pain. After the first treatment I felt different & after some more my headaches have not come back. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.