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Woburn Sands Clinic

Kate Highstead graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1991 and founded Woburn Sands Clinic in 2005.


The clinic is conveniently situated on the High Street and provides a comfortable and relaxed environment for treatement.


Kate has a strong interest in paediatric osteopathy and studied cranial osteopathy as a post graduate and worked at the Osteopathic Centre for children in London.


Osteopathy is an established and recognised method of disgnosis and manual therapy which focuses on the musculoskeletal system (ie. the bones, muscles, joints, tendons, discs and ligaments), and the stresses and strains it undergoes. These strains may result from problems such as overuse, injury, postural changes or illness. When stresses such as these cause physical changes that the body can't self-heal the gentle massage, mobilisation and manipulation techniques of osteopathy can help the body to correct any inbalance. It was founded in 1874 by Dr Andrew Taylor Still who devised this application of physical treatment after observing that the health of his patients was affected by the way they used their bodies and that the function of the spine played a major role in the healh of the body. It was brought to the UK in the early 20th century and the first school of Osteopathy was founded in 1917. An in depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology helps the osteopath diagnose the underlying cause of the problem and then decide the best course of treatment to encourage it to repair. This might be by relieving muscle tension, improving blood supply to an area to promote healing, reducing pressure on nerves, and improving joint mobility. An emphasis is put on assessing the patient as a whole, taking into account all aspects of the patients lifestyle, their past medical history and general health. Osteopathy can benefit people of all ages with a variety of conditions which result in pain and restriction of movement.



Osteopathy can help with many problems of the musculo-skeletal system - (bones, muscles, tendons, discs or ligaments) including:

  • Low back pain, sciatica, rheumatic pain

  • Neck pain, whiplash, muscle spasms

  • Joint pain, minor sports injuries, frozen shoulder

  • Upper back pain

  • Muscle or ligament strains

  • Neuralgia, Fibromyalgia

  • Cramp, circulatory problems

  • Arthritic or age related joint pain


There is no age restriction. Osteopathy can benefit those from one day old upwards!


Kate has also studied cranial osteopathy, a very gentle form of osteopathy, as a post graduate and worked for a year at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London as part of her training.


Telephone: 01908 583976

Mobile: 07986 511335


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