Your Pain in Good Hands

Diagnosis & Treatment for all the family - Call Now 0770 993 4052

How can we help you?

An Osteopaths approach to helping is … focused on you, holistic, gentle and effective.

Osteopaths are trained to diagnosed & treat a wide range of musclo-skeletal problems for all ages from the young to the not so young.

Osteopathy can help you?

  • Arthritic pain

  • Back pain

  • Circulatory problems

  • Cramp

  • Digestion problems

  • Elbow pain

  • Fibromyalgia management

  • Frozen shoulder

  • General backache

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Headache (related to neck)

  • Hip & Knee pains

also …

  • Inability to relax

  • Joint pains

  • Lumbago

  • Migraine prevention

  • Muscle spasms

  • Neck Pain

  • Neuralgia

  • Rheumatic pain

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Strains & Sprains

Fees

£35 per appointment.

All appointments – consultation or follow up incl. treatment.

MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday9:00 AM — 7:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
SundayClosed

Online Booking is the fastest way to schedule an appointment.

If you can’t find a time to suit – then call or text 0770 993 4052 for help.

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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.

Experience counts!


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.

Professional

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.

UK Registered Osteopath

Institute of Osteopathy

South Wales Osteopathic Society


Educator

Since 2011, Charles teaches the next generation of Osteopaths studying at Swansea University for their Masters in Osteopathy (MOst).

Charles is also a qualified Higher Education Teacher & Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Osteopathy

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

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.


Sports Rehab

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


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THE Barry Osteopathy practice

10 Canon St, Barry CF62 7RH

Comfortable, Home based clinic. Free parking always available. Easy access for Barry & Vale.

FAQ

Find Our Most Frequent Questions Below

Do I need to bring anything with me to my appointment?

Please bring details of any prescribed medication or supplements you are taking. If you have any recent relevant X-rays, scans or medical reports please bring these with you. Also bring any orthotics, braces or supports you use.

Will I need to undress?

Osteopathic diagnosis and treatment involves both observation and palpation, therefore you will probably be asked to undress to your underwear but it is not compulsory. Your privacy will be respected at all times.

Can I bring a chaperone?

You are welcome to bring a companion with you. Please be aware that they will become party to all conversation during the appointment. Anyone under the age of 16 should be accompanied at all times by a parent or appointed guardian.

Should I tell my doctor that I am seeing an osteopath?

It is not necessary to advise your GP. As primary healthcare practitioners, we are clinically trained to assess patients without recourse to medical records. Occasionally we need to contact your GP about aspects of your health and medical history. We will always obtain your consent before contacting your GP or other medical carers.

Will I be treated on my first visit?

The primary aim of your initial consultation is to establish what is wrong and whether osteopathy is a safe and appropriate treatment for you. Providing there are no contraindications we would normally expect to treat you on your first visit.

How will I feel after treatment?

Most people initially feel easier after treatment. It is not unusual to then experience a treatment reaction and become more uncomfortable as the day goes on. This usually only happens after your first one or two treatments. The discomfort may last for a couple of days and is usually easily controlled. Your osteopath will advise you on post-treatment self-help to minimise this reaction. If you are concerned about how things feel after a treatment, please get in touch.

How often will I need to be seen?

The majority patients require 3-6 treatment sessions. We often recommend 2-3 sessions in the first 10-12 days, with intervals increasing to match your progress. Every patient responds differently and your osteopath will discuss with you the anticipated course of treatment, your prognosis and realistic expectations for recovery. In some cases where the problems being addressed cannot be expected to resolve (old injuries, structural changes) it may be recommended that treatment is given at regular intervals on a long term basis to maintain the function and keep symptoms at bay as far as possible.

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!
E.D.Rhoose