Penarth Osteopathic Practice is an independant family practice run by Jonathan Slack PG Dip. (Osteopathic Sports Care), B.sc. (Hons) Ost, and Philippa Slack B.Sc. (Hons) Ost, B.Sc. Hons, MSCCO who both qualified in 1997 from the British School of Osteopathy.
We pride ourselves in being an effective and affordable choice.
Working in a private hospital environment gives us access to X-ray and MRI scanning, blood tests and other diagnostic procedures.
Our patients benefit because we are able to collaborate with orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists and sports injury specialists and other consultants.
We are able to treat a wide range of injuries and ailments in conjunction with them and can provide relief for persistent as well as short term injuries.
We are registered with all major health insurance providers. If you would like any advice on how we can help you please just get in touch.
Osteopathy focuses on how well the body is able to function mechanically; whether there is a healthy function between the muscles, bones and soft tissues that allow the body to function correctly and without pain.
An Osteopath will look to identify what has caused the problem to happen and then through the use of manual therapy, gentle physical manipulation, exercise and self-care advice will help to improve the quality of the bodies function and structure to not only ease the current symptoms, but also to prevent them from re-occurring.
Osteopathic treatment is a form of manual therapy with hands on treatment that is individually built around the patients needs at that time. It could involve many different techniques or treatment methods and is safe for people of all ages and lifestyles, from newborn babies to the elderly and from those doing desk-based jobs to the elite athlete.
All osteopaths have needed to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council since 1993 when the Osteopaths Act was passed in government. As such they are required to maintain a high level of continual professional development in order to keep their qualifications current and up to date.
I have been visiting Jonathan and Pippa for many years and they have been fantastic. I have abused my back for years and they have helped slowly repair the damage. I now only visit them every now and again it has improved significantly and they always sort me out. Thank you both ! More...
I needed an urgent examination April 2018, so decided to use Spire as the NHS was a very long wait, very prompt service with Spire. I then elected to carry on my medical journey with them and was very pleased with the care that was given and the lovely staff and nurses. The rooms I think could have needed a bit more modernising, but all in all, great. More...
Great service from Spire Cardiff and their team members today. Needed an urgent ultrasound and they managed to fit me in on the same day. The team members I spoke to were polite, helpful and efficient. The care received from the consultant was also excellent. Cardiff Bay clinic didn’t even answer their phones for over an hour this morning!Would highly recommend Spire Cardiff based on my experience today. More...
I saw Dr Luke Anderson for laser eye treatment after being told by the NHS I was on a 40+ week waiting list. They saw me within a week. I had the laser treatment a week later and I got the all clear two weeks after that. The cost was not Excessive, in my experience. The staff were professional. And my consultant Luke Anderson was professional honest and very approachable. It also freed up a place on the NHS waiting list. I highly recommend the Spire and their team. More...
My daughter went to spire today, and needed a blood test. She was very scared, but the nursing staff taking blood were amazing. They even called two anaesthetists to help. Amazing care, and everyone was so lovely. Thank you so much! More...
I saw Dr Trevor Pickersgill in Spire today and can’t praise him enough for his utter professionalism and thorough investigative skills. I had been forced to fly home from Sydney, Australia (where I’ve been living for 8 years) because of a range of neurological symptoms and am glad I did to get his expertise. Go to him if you want to be in great hands! My father and I were extremely Impresseed. More...
I spoke to Jonathan about my persistent headaches his knowledge was outstanding and managed to advise me what i need to do to help with this, thanks Jonathan for your advise, kind Regards Mark
Very good experience professionals. Sorted me right out. A*****
Was here last a couple of years ago and it was what I would expect from private health care. However today my first visit since then and the receptionist was trying to talk to me while I was on the phone checking my insurance details for them. They had put in the wrong details. I have now been waiting more than 15 minutes for my appointment. It feels like the NHS to be honest. Once I was seen by the consultant who applogised for the delay the service was amazing. More...
Absolutely professional service. My mother had a knee problem, to see the local gp there was a 1 month wait!.I phoned spire told them the situation, had an appointment the same day problem solved. Highly recommended.
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Fantastic staff! I had a mole removed by Dr Long and he was so friendly and professional, made me feel completely at ease. He done a fantastic job! I would highly recommend this hospital. ☺ More...
Everyone has been very nice
In for a night for implant replacement, brilliant staff and nurses, the reviews here scared me but i had nothing to worry about. Felt at ease and comfortable, very friendly, caring and informative. More...
I'd like to thank spire, and expecially top surgeon Mr Richard Evans for stabilising my son's 2 shoulders,
Great service, made to feel important when you arrive and the care you get is excellent.
I'm still here!! Thank you. Dr Smith.
Very professional staff. Excellent experience every time.
Very good. Staff put you at ease.
Great service, they look after you, far better than I expected
Having suffered with my back for 16 years and had many chiropractic treatments, 6 months ago I thought i would try an Osteopath. Jon was great because not only did he sort out the problem but he also gave me exercises to do which have helped a lot. eg: this morning I awoke with a slight ache in my lower back, did the exercise and hey presto, the pain went away. More...
Jon and Pippa has been helping my family with their amazing healing hands. Initially went to Pippa for cranial osteopathy treatment for our newborn daughter. Then my wife to get her lower back pain seen. And eventually myself for my knee, neck and back pain (old injury). They are always there to listen attentively to our situations and symptoms, and asking questions like a detective looking for clues to what the causes might be. What I like about them is also their prudent approach and methodology, very assuring and well explained. I definitely would recommend my friends and family who needs some fixing or investigating into their aches and pains to give Jon and Pippa a call. They might not be able to treat everything but they will be upfront plus honest about your condition and give their best shot at it if they deem it treatable.Thank you Jon and Pippa. More...
Fantastic service. I hurt my back moving furniture and the team at Penarth Osteopathic Practice couldn't have been better. They were quick to fit me in to see me (I was in a lot of pain) and Jon quickly found and cause of the issue and made it so much better. I would certainly recommend them to anyone with back pain issues. Keep up the good work guys More...
We have used different osteopaths overseas before when we were living in Singapore, for both our first 2 babies and myself within the first month of their birth.So naturally when we came back to the UK, and had our third baby, we wanted the same for her, we did some research for the local Cardiff area and found Jon and Pippa's osteopathic clinic.Pippa has been reassuring and her treatments has been beneficial for both myself and my third baby girl. Jon's on the other hand also helped my husband with his chronic lower back pain.They both have been very friendly and more important helpful with their treatments, we strongly recommend our friends and family to give them a visit even if it means to get an assessment of what their conditions/pain is at the moment.Thank you Jon and Pippa. More...
Jon and Pippa has been helping my family with their amazing healing hands.Initially went to Pippa for cranial osteopathy treatment for our newborn daughter. Then my wife to get her lower back pain seen. And eventually myself for my knee, neck and back pain (old injury).They are always there to listen attentively to our situations and symptoms, and asking questions like a detective looking for clues to what the causes might be.What I like about them is also their prudent approach and methodology, very assuring and well explained.I definitely would recommend my friends and family who needs some fixing or investigating into their aches and pains to give Jon and Pippa a call. They might not be able to treat everything but they will be upfront plus honest about your condition and give their best shot at it if they deem it treatable.Thank you Jon and Pippa. More...
I was suffering with neck and shoulder pain for a long time. I could hardly move. Visiting Penarth Osteopathic Practice changed that. Pippa and Jonathan are lovely, friendly people. Their only aim is to help you feel better and I do feel better after every visit.I go back every 6 -8 weeks when I start to feel discomfort and I leave feeling great.I highly recommend a visit. More...
I was having trouble with my neck and shoulders, so visited this practice. After a few sessions things are a lot better and I have been given some great advice on how to prevent a repeat of the problem. Would recommend.
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My son broke his collar bone racing enduro seen mr Timothy Mathews on the Monday and was operated on the Wensday bone was broken in two places and splintered plate was fitted went perfect staff were great