With over fifteen years experience, Alex is an expert in dealing with any issue. Call now for an appointment: 01204361463

Bolton Osteopathic Clinic

Phone 01204 361 463 now for your appointment.

To find health should be the object of the physician. Anyone can find disease. A.T. Still

Bolton Osteopath Alex Green practicing osteopathy in Bolton for more than fifteen years

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Whatever your problem, you will have Bolton Osteopath Alex and associates’ undivided attention for your appointment. Alex and his associates will listen to your problem, explore your symptoms and do their best to give you the most appropriate and effective treatment, tailored specifically to the most important person in the room: you.

Osteopathic treatment is available for you in Manchester (Old Trafford), Cheshire (Sale Moor) and Bolton (town centre) from fully CRB checked, registered Bolton Osteopath Alex Green and his associates. No problem too big, no problem too small.

Alex loves making people feel physically fantastic and cares for sportsmen and women of all abilities. Regular patients include professional footballers from the local FA Premier League & Championship clubs, England team and other international teams including Norway, Nigeria & Australia. The clinic also rehabilitates other elite athletes and artists, cast members of popular international touring dance shows like ‘Lord of the Dance’ receive expert care at the clinic, so you know you are in the best possible hands.

Bolton Osteopath Alex Green has been practicing Osteopathy for over fifteen years and is an expert in dealing with all types of injuries. Alex is experienced in treating people who suffer from joint problems, muscle injuries, nerve pain, spinal pain including neck pain, upper back pain and lower back pain. Alex is a certified practitioner in the treatment of “frozen shoulder” and can also assist you in relieving headaches, sciatica, work and sports related injuries and repetitive strain injuries with excellent results.

Alex and his fellow clinicians have many years experience in working with babies and children. Conditions ranging from feeding problems to sleeping difficulties and many others can be helped. Treatment is sometimes known as ‘cranial osteopathy’.

Now Offering ‘Suspended Treatments’

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GOsC Registration Number: 3/4466/F

BUPA provider number: 30031510 Alex withdrew from BUPA provider status in response to BUPA’s shameful treatment of its providers.

AXA PPP provider number: AG02796

AVIVA (Norwich Union) provider number: 600033491

Approved supplier to the FA Premier League Medical Care Scheme

PRUHEALTH Partner Number: PRU3609840

Associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine: 00691279


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Sorry, I can’t help.

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thumbs-downIt gives me no pleasure whatsoever to be the bearer of bad news in any situation, but in the clinical context, it is even worse. When I have to tell people that there is nothing I can do to help them, it feels dreadful.

The ‘I can’t help’ conundrum

I had a gentleman present in my clinic last week, on crutches, unable to stand straight or sit up. His only comfortable position was lying on his side because of the great pain he was experiencing in his back and leg. In these situations, often, even before exploring the case history or performing an examination, gut feeling kicks in and says “don’t touch”.

Naturally, I took all the relevant details, thoroughly questioned the gentleman about his problem and then performed as much of an examination as was possible in the circumstances.

It was one of those unfortunate ‘I can’t help’ situations, there was almost definitely a significant injury to one or more of his discs and perhaps even more unfortunately, he had been referred by someone who had made all sorts of outrageous claims about my abilities!

What can be done in an ‘I can’t help’ scenario?

I really don’t like letting people down and It would be a complete tragedy if there was absolutely nothing I could do.
Yes, there was nothing physically that I could do to help, I considered that any intervention from me had as much chance of making it worse as better and nobody wants that.

Fortunately for the gentleman who came in, here is where his luck changed a bit, I had, 30 minutes earlier, taken a cancellation for the session directly after his and so I did what I always do in these kind of situations. I wrote a letter.

That may not sound like much, but it was a summary of the condition, my findings, my opinion and recommendations for further action (MRI scan). Addressed to whom it may concern so that it could equally be taken to Accident & Emergency or the GP.

‘Can’t help’ can still help!

It still feels pretty bad having to tell someone about serious spinal damage. But even if all I can do is to provide a patient with a written summary of the session and my professional advice, then I have done something and hopefully they will get some benefit by being seen sooner or taken more seriously.

Despite the title, there is always some way we can help people, no matter what the problem or how big it might be.

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