Graham Yates Osteopath

Providing osteopathy, acupuncture and allied therapies in Walmer, Deal, Kent and serving the surrounding areas of Sandwich, Kingsdown, Eastry & Dover.

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Graham Yates Osteopath

Providing osteopathy, acupuncture and allied therapies in Walmer, Deal, Kent and serving the surrounding areas of Sandwich, Kingsdown, Eastry & Dover.

Book an appointment

Graham is offering hands on therapy during the pandemic, but is following strict guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. You are asked to wear a mask on arrival and your temperature taken before entering. If you have any questions regarding the guidelines I am happy to talk to you before you make an appointment.

Aches & Pains?

Osteopathy treatments & allied therapies can help improve many ailments

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck & shoulder pain

  • Sciatica

  • Pregnancy related pelvic pain

  • Headaches

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Disc Prolapse (slipped disc)

  • Acute & Chronic/Persistent Pain

  • Arm, elbow & wrist pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Insomnia

  • Repetitive strain injuries

  • Trapped Nerves

  • Whiplash

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Aches & Pains?

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Osteopathy treatments & allied therapies can help improve many ailments

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck & shoulder pain

  • Sciatica

  • Pregnancy related pelvic pain

  • Headaches

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Disc Prolapse (slipped disc)

  • Acute & Chronic/Persistent Pain

  • Arm, elbow & wrist pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Insomnia

  • Repetitive strain injuries

  • Trapped Nerves

  • Whiplash

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“I had a snowboarding accident that caused a compression injury to my neck… I saw Graham for 5 treatments and my pain levels went from an unbearable 8 out of 10 constant pain, to essentially disappearing. The treatments have allowed me to return to all the things I enjoy including snowboarding. Graham was very encouraging and filled me with hope.”

I had a snowboarding accident that caused a compression injury to my neck… I saw Graham for 5 treatments and my pain levels went from an unbearable 8 out of 10 constant pain, to essentially disappearing. The treatments have allowed me to return to all the things I enjoy including snowboarding. Graham was very encouraging and filled me with hope.

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Meet Graham

Graham originally trained as a nurse and like many nurses suffered with low back pain constantly for several years. After seeking help from a local osteopath and being impressed at the positive changes, he decided to train to become an osteopath himself. He has over 20 years of experience and has spent many years working in London alongside G.P’s in the NHS.

He has also taught clinical examination and has been a clinic tutor on an osteopathic degree course at The North East Surrey College of Technology (Nescot). Graham has further studies in acupuncture, electroacupuncture, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, graded motor imagery, cognitive functional therapy and has a Post Graduate Diploma in mindfulness from the University of Aberdeen and a teaching qualification through the Mindfulness Association.

Graham treats all musculoskeletal pain conditions and is a specialist in treating chronic pain, including low back pain, fibromyalgia and headaches. He has carried out extensive studies in order to have an integrated mind/body approach to pain management. He finds it very useful to use a combination of manual therapy techniques, mindfulness, hypnotherapy or relaxation techniques, as well as coaching people on lifestyle changes, helping people reach the goals they seek in order to improve the quality of their lives. As part of the service Graham is happy to create tailored exercise programmes, that are in video format, that can be emailed for ease of use and are yours to keep for the future.

To gain a deeper understanding of why Graham has a up to date method of pain management, take 17 minutes to watch this fascinating presentation on pain, by one of the country’s leading pain neuroscientists.

What treatment plan is best for me?

Standard treatment sessions are an initial 45 minutes, but if you have been suffering pain for 3-6 months or longer, Graham recommends an in-depth 90 minute initial interview, where a detailed understanding of your history can be gathered in order to find the best possible management programme to suit you.

If you are unsure whether you would benefit from this approach, try filling in the two questionnaires below. If you score over 50 for the “Orebro” pain questionnaire and/or over 30 for the “pain catastrophising scale” (PCS) it suggests it would be helpful to start the treatment with the 90 minute interview. They have been shown to be effective tools in gauging the likely level of disability for someone in pain in 6 months time.

Orebro Questionnaire
PCS questionnaire

“After suffering bad headaches including cluster, migraines and permanent pain for 10 years ( that my doctor nor neurologist could treat) I went to Graham.

Initially for acupuncture / osteopathy, however, very early on Graham introduced me to mindfulness and after embracing this the headaches are more a rarity than the norm. Graham was able to explain my condition and that the emphasis was on my suffering rather than pain. A vicious circle was broken. Mindfulness has made my life so much better in every way. It has stopped my stress which lead to some of the headaches and allows me to control the pain before it becomes a migraine. No medication either so I am very happy. It’s not a quick fix but if you take the time you reap the rewards. Now when I’m in a situation where I know it’s going to be difficult or stressful I am able to bring mindfulness to the front and sail through.

This is now entwined with my everyday existence because it works.”

Mrs Karen Y

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a relatively small but well respected profession in this country and worldwide. Osteopaths undertake a full time four year degree course. This involves in-depth study of anatomy, and covers other areas such as physiology, orthopaedics, pathology and practical training.

The aim of an osteopath is to help an individual to achieve their optimal health and restore painful tissues with the use of varied techniques. These include deep tissue massage, manipulation, stretch and articulation. Advice is also an important part of a treatment as well as information that will help you understand your problem better and how you can best help yourself.

You will be asked to sign a consent form and may be asked to remove some clothing to inspect relevant areas, though this will be kept to a minimum and you can request not to do so if you prefer.

All osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council

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” have seen Graham for a number of issues over the years. I find the combination of massage and acupuncture always works well for me and I always leave feeling relaxed and positive. Graham will guide me how best to help myself”

Mrs Angela M

Acupuncture

Graham trained under the British Medical Acupuncture Society and has taken further courses to help him treat headaches (as per NICE guidelines), irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia. Graham tends to use it alongside osteopathy, blending it into a treatment for most pain complaints.

He uses acupuncture based on treating the musculoskeletal system, what is called “modern acupuncture” or “dry needling”. Therefore he does not treat infertility or menopause. He is happy if you wish only to receive acupuncture or indeed if you do not want it as part of a treatment and will always ask for your consent beforehand

“Graham was able to help me through a very painful back episode. I had been off work for weeks, had seen other practitioners, but seemed to be getting worse rather than better. He helped me understand what was going on, moved some joints in my back that were stiff and sore and gave me tapes to listen to and an exercise programme.
I am now back at work and have been pain free and I feel confident in myself again. I really am truly grateful”.- Mrs G. S

Clinic Location & Contact

Although based in Walmer clients travel from many surrounding areas around Kent including from Sandwich, Deal, Kingsdown, Eastry and Dover, which are all within a 20 minute drive, for treatment. Please note free parking is available outside the clinic

Graham Yates Osteopath
27 Archery Square,
Walmer,
Kent
CT14 7JA

Telephone: 01304 379 954
Mobile: 07890 198921
Email: info@grahamyates.com

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