Osteopathy and its many wonderful benefits

Claire and Faustine are both registered Osteopaths, offering appointments for all ages from infant to adult.

Claire specialises in women’s health, having helped to set up and completed the UK’s only 2-year Women’s Health Osteopathy Post Graduate Diploma plus many more courses over the years. She has also worked for one of the top osteopaths in the world for women’s health for several years.

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Read more about how osteopathy can support pelvic floor health here.

Q. What type of osteopathy do we practice and who is it suitable for?

A. We offer structural, cranial and visceral osteopathy appointments for the whole family. From new born babies to adults and the elderly.

Q. What is Osteopathy?

A. Osteopathy is a manual medicine. A hands on system of diagnosis and treatment for people of any age. Osteopaths believe in treating the person as a whole and so aim to improve the balance of the entire body. This is achieved through various techniques carefully selected by the practitioner that are appropriate for that person. Techniques could include for example manipulation (where you might hear a small click in a joint), soft tissue massage, or inhibition (pressure applied to help muscles relax).

These techniques aim to increase mobility of the joints, release tight muscles, increase blood and lymphatic circulation, improve nerve function, increase digestive function and release tension. The body is then better able fix problems through its own self healing mechanisms. 

Q. What training do Osteopaths undertake?

A. Undergraduate students follow a four or five-year degree course combining academic and clinical work. Qualification generally takes the form of a bachelor’s degree in osteopathy – a BSc(Hons), BOst or BOstMed – or a masters degree in osteopathy (MOst). Many osteopaths continue their studies after graduating. Osteopaths are required to update their training, skills and knowledge throughout their working lives, through our continuing professional development scheme.

Q. Who do Osteopaths need to be registered with?

A. Osteopath is a title protected by law and anyone calling themselves an osteopath must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOSC). You can find their website here to ensure your osteopath is registered https://www.osteopathy.org.uk/home/

Q. Who are our Osteopaths here at The Form Practice?

A, To see who our practitioners are, please click here Our Practice

Q. What can Osteopathy help with?

A. is proven to aid with the treatment of issues in the list below and there are thought to be many more as yet unproven benefits.


Osteopath can help treat various types of issues such as Arthritic pain, Circulatory problems, Cramp, Digestion problems and Fibromyalgia

Osteopathy can be used to treat various conditions such as Shoulder and elbow pain- Tennis elbow- Joint/Neck/Back pain, Lumbago, Headache/Migraine prevention, Minor sports injuries,Neuralgia, Rheumatic pain and Sciatica.

  • – Arthritic pain
  • – Circulatory problems
  • – Cramp
  • – Digestion problems
  • – Fibromyalgia
  • – Shoulder and elbow pain
  • – Tennis elbow
  • – Joint/Neck/Back pain
  • – Generalised aches and pains
  • – Lumbago
  • – Headache/Migraine prevention
  • – Minor sports injuries
  • – Muscle spasms
  • – Neuralgia
  • – Inability to relax
  • – Rheumatic pain
  • – Sciatica

Osteopathy for Women’s Health


Our osteopath Claire Forrester works in the field of uro-gynaecology, pregnancy and fertility.

Our osteopath Claire Forrester works in the field of uro-gynaecology, pregnancy and fertility following a two year post graduate diploma in women’s health. This covered the osteopathic approach to pelvic examination and techniques (internal and external) plus full assessment of the perineum. 

Claire is able to use these techniques where appropriate when women present with issues such as infertility, endometriosis, painful periods, pelvic congestion, pain during sexual intercourse and pain arising from the coccyx. The latter being extremely common post child birth or a fall directly on to the buttocks.

  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Period pains
  • Chronic hip, pelvic or lower back pain
  • Endometriosis & PCOS
  • Recurrent cystitis
  • Incontinence
  • Fertility problems
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disorder
  • Pregnancy pelvic girdle pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse


‘Claire is my absolute favourite osteopath. I used to suffer from PCOS and had not conceived a baby for 2 years, but after Claire carried out an internal treatment and I had a very chilled holiday in Bali, I returned to London carrying a baby! I like to think that she was of great help.’

– María, London


‘Claire is highly professional. She gave me and my husband great help on our long, slow journey to conception and later birth. Claire cracks and pops in a caring safe way. She is lighthearted yet deep and inspiring. Her touch is healing and nurturing. I’m sure Claire’s skills  helped my pregnancy be positive. Followed by a quick, pain free, fun birth that brings back good memories.’

– Suzie, Cambridge


‘I first visited Claire over a year ago when my back and hips were giving me a lot of pain. I’ve never been keen on hands-on treatments but within one session I felt completely comfortable and at ease. Claire treats you as a whole person not just a body. Whenever my aches and pains start again Claire sees me asap to ease the problem allowing me to carry on activities as normal. I trust her implicitly to work both professionally and compassionately.

I was so impressed that I recommended Claire to my daughter, when suffering from pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy, and then to her again when my new granddaughter was restless and sleepless through colicky pain. Claire treated them both. My granddaughter, who was 10 weeks old, enjoyed the treatments, was very relaxed, as was my daughter! She became happier and the colic eased, allowing all to become more content.’

– Sally, Cambridge