Annastasia Fraser 
B.Ost, LLB 
Osteopath 
 
Osteopathy 
Cranial Osteopathy 
Paediatric Osteopathy 
DO YOU SUFFER PAIN, DISCOMFORT OR STIFFNESS? 
 
By taking a whole person approach to your case history and examination, I can usually help with pain in the back, neck, hip, knee, foot & ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist as well as sciatica and some headaches. 
 
I choose techniques which are suitable to your needs and comfort levels. These may include cranial osteopathy; articulating joints; working on ligaments, muscle and tendons; and manipulation (when appropriate and when you consent). 
 
I treat all ages, from babies to centenarians and sports enthusiasts to those less active, as well as expectant mothers.  
 
The benefits of osteopathy extend beyond muscle, tendon, ligament and joint pain. For babies osteopathy can, for example, help to reduce the effects of a difficult labour which can give rise to a range of issues. 
 
Please do call me at the clinic on 01453 836 066 if you would like free advice on whether osteopathy might be appropriate for you, your baby or your child. 
 
ABOUT ME 
 
My passion is to help people gain better health and so enjoy a fuller life.  
 
Joint, muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve pain are often symptoms of a body struggling with certain movements and possibly also struggling nutritionally or emotionally. I will seek to involve you in improving your health as this is vital in achieving lasting results. 
 
I suffered pain and discomfort for years during my first career as a solicitor. I discovered osteopathy and became fascinated by its potential to improve health and reduce pain or discomfort.  
 
I retrained gaining a distinction in a 5 year degree course in Osteopathy in 2009. Since then I have undertaken extensive post graduate training in cranial osteopathy, paediatric osteopathy and the classical general osteopathic techniques. 
 
My husband and I live in a small village in Gloucestershire. I enjoy dog walks, cycling, tennis, Nordic walking, hiking, swimming, Nordic and downhill skiing, my Christian faith and playing the piano - although some only to the extent that 2 small children allow! 
ASSESSING THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM 
 
The body functions like workers on a factory production line. If some workers have their hands in their pockets, those either side of them will have to work harder and it is the workers carrying this extra workload who eventually exhaust, become ill or have pain. 
 
In the same way, if one part of your body is not moving well areas either side must work extra hard and this may accelerate joint wear and tear or give pain or stiffness in these areas. For example, tightness in the pelvis/hip region can cause knee pain and tightness in the area of spine between your shoulder blades can cause pain in your low back, neck or shoulders. 
 
TESTIMONIALS – Please click HERE for comments from some of my patients. 
 
WHAT TO EXPECT AT FIRST TREATMENT 
 
Though not essential, my preference is to have an initial telephone conversation with new patient to discuss how I can help. During the first clinic appointment I will take a detailed case history which will include questions about general health and medical history as well as the area of concern. Please bring with you a list of any current medication or supplements. I may then request that you change down to your underwear for a postural examination if you are comfortable with this. Please bring shorts or a vest top if you would prefer. I can also provide shorts. You will be asked to perform a series of simple movements and I may take your blood pressure, reflexes or do muscle tests. 
 
I will discuss my findings and thoughts with you and outline a suggested approach to treatment before we proceed. Treatment will vary depending on the individual. Normally between 2-6 treatments will be required to make a positive change. 
 
If at your first appointment I do not feel that osteopathic treatment is appropriate to your complaint there will be no charge for the appointment and I will do what I can to send you to someone who may be able to help. 
My Qualifications 
Osteopath registered with the General Osteopathic Council 
Bachelor of Osteopathy (with distinction), British School of Osteopathy 2009 
Extensive Post Graduate Studies, including: 
Sutherland Cranial College Courses, including Paediatrics 2010/11 
Paediatric Osteopathy, Pregnant Mother/Newborn, Integrated Osteopathic Studies (IOS) 2012 
Paediatric Osteopathy, Growth & Development of Toddler, IOS 2012 
Paediatric Osteopathy, 3 yrs to Adolescence (including children with asthma and autistic children) 2013 
Biodynamic Osteopathy, Biobasics 2016 
10 month practical course on the constitutional approach to general osteopathic treatment (GOT)/classical osteopathy, British Institute of Osteopathy, 2018-19. 
My Hours & Pricing 
I am available for appointments at the Nailsworth Natural Health Centre on Thursday afternoons. 
My prices are as follows: 
 
Adults & children 
 
Initial Telephone Conversation: Free 
1st Appointment (45 mins): £47 
Follow-up appointments (30-45 mins): £42 
 
If you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch. 
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