Orchard House Health


The Osteopathic Clinic


Nick Aston

Tom Hewetson 



From 1st February 2022

our session charges will be £60 per session



See 'meet the team' page for more information


For appointments and information call:

01923 845333





As we move into the cold and flu season, you can rest assured that we continue to practice infection control as applicable to osteopathic practice, including the continued use of PPE.

While we take steps to ensure as safe a clinical evironment as possible, we cannot guarantee that every patient we see is Covid-19 free.

Nick has had both vaccinations, Tom has bad both plus a booster vaccination, We both complete lateral flow tests twice a week.


For more Covid-19 information please see below.





 For map please see 'the clinic' page

We have been treating and giving advice on

aches, pains strains and sprains since 1995 


Osteopathy is not just for bad backs


Common conditions seen are:


Sports and other injuries, back and neck pain, pain of arthritis, sciatica, shoulder and arm problems, pelvis, hip and leg problems, knee ankle and foot problems.




Osteopaths are trained for four to five years for an undergraduate degree. This is similar to a medical degree with more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal conditions. Osteopaths are qualified allied health care professionals registered with the General Osteopathic Council, who are skilled in diagnosis and treatment. Osteopathy is complementary to and supportive of Medicine, It is primarily a ‘hands on’ manual therapy using a wide variety of treatment modalities, including:


  • Massage techniques
  • Joint manipulation
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Stretches
  • Exercise


Adjuncts to osteopathic treatment may also be used such as:


  • Electrotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Dry needling (acupuncture)
  • Vibration
  • Taping
  • Dietary advice


What can you expect on your first visit?


Your first visit will take approximately one hour and will include:


  • Taking a comprehensive case history (listening to your Problems and asking some questions)


  • Observations of posture and movement (looking at how you stand and move)


  • Clinical testing of muscles, joints and nerves (looking for possible causes or consequences of your problem)


  • A full explanation of findings and an honest opinion


  • Treatment and recommendations (as appropriate)


Follow up treatments are approximately 30 minutes.




In order to accurately assess the area to be treated, you may be asked to remove a certain amount of clothing. You will need to wear sensible underwear or shorts. Patients may bring a chaperone to any treatment.


For a more indepth explanation, please see the 'What to Expect' section




We continue to follow guidelines from the Public Health England (PHE) and the institute of Osteopathy


When you call to make an appointment

 you will be asked Coronavirus triage screening questions.


Patient infection control instructions:


We ask that you arrive promptly but not early for your appointment time. We have no seating in the reception area at present as we are not encouraging people to wait in the clinic. we will meet you at the front door at your appointment time. 


On arrival we will take your temperature with a contactless thermometer and you will be invited to clean your hands with alcohol hand cleanser. 


We ask that you wear a facemask if you have one. if you do not have one, you may purchase one from us for £1.00 (donated to cancer research)


We will be sitting more than 2 Meters apart for the initial part of the consultation.


Nick & Tom will be wearing PPE - hospital scrubs, disposable gloves and aprons, facemask and a visor (visors are worn on on a case by case risk assessment) to protect you and us. 


There will be a gap of 15-30 minutes between patients so that there is no overlap, and to allow for stringent cleaning/sanitising and airing of the treatment room.


Payment can be made by credit card, cheque, cash, or, if you prefer you can pay by bank transfer.



In cases of public health interest matters we have to share basic contact details of those possibly affected by covid 19 Coronavirus to the appropriate tracing agent at Public Health England.




These are strange times and will take some getting used to. Whilst we recognise that this can be overwhelming we hope you understand that these precautions are to safeguard you and your family as well as safeguarding us and our families.


Nick & Tom thank you for your continued patience and understanding at this time.


Where to find us

Orchard House Health

50 The Drive





01923 845333





Sessions During  Covid-19




(Nick & Tom)

09.00 - 18.00




Call Nick for appointments

(Tom Lecturing all day)




9.00 - 18.00



Call Nick for appointments

(Tom Lecturing all day)



Morning session

(Nick & Tom)

09.00 - 13.00


Afternoon (Nick)

2.00 - 17.00



Morning by arrangement (Nick)





Call now

01923 845333

To make an appointment or to check availability please call 


01923 845333



all sessions are £60 per session.

To make an appointment, to check availability or for information please call                                   01923 845333 

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