The Practitioners

Cranial Osteopathy

The Children’s Clinic has two osteopaths who use cranial osteopathy in their treatments,  Kate Hands and Philip Hartnoll.

Osteopathy is concerned with the structure of the body and its movement. Mechanical disorders, even when not obvious, have a profound effect on the functioning of all body systems, which is why osteopathy can be so beneficial.  Osteopathy is about health and wellbeing as a whole, and treatment is holistic, so patients do not need to show any specific condition to benefit from our treatments. However, osteopathy is thought to help optimise the body’s resources leading to better health.

Cranial osteopathy is a refined osteopathic treatment using gentle manipulative pressure to relieve strains and stresses throughout the body, including the head. It is widely used for babies and children as it is the gentlest form of osteopathy.

All our Osteopaths treat adults as well as children, but the subsidies are only offered to the children of low-income families. Each osteopath is fully qualified and registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Visit the website Lostwithiel Complementary Health Clinic for further information on prices and for FAQs.

K2013-07-19 08.53.35ate Hands Cranial Osteopath DO MICO RCST 

Special Interests: Neonatal, infants, children and adolescents

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Philip Hartnoll Osteopath D.O. F.S.C.C.O. IMG_2300

Special Interest: Cranial Osteopathy, paediatrics and the older patient

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Homoeopathy is a form of holistic medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat acute, chronic, physical, emotional and mental conditions. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’ – in other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it was taken in large amounts.

Homoeopathic medicines are manufactured using a process combining serial dilution and succussion (vigorous shaking). Homoeopathic medicines are perfectly safe to use for babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women, who are under the supervision of a medically-qualified practitioner.

Homoeopathic medicines are made from a very small amount of the active ingredient. Two hundred years of practice, research and trials have proved the efficacy of this gentle system of medicine for both people and animals.

Linda Wileman is the homoeopath who works at the clinic and is registered with the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths.

Visit the website Lostwithiel Complementary Health Clinic for further information on prices and for FAQs.