Contact Us

  • The West-Gate Clinic of Osteopathy and Complementary Therapies
  • 28 West-Gate
  • Driffield
  • East Yorkshire
  • YO25 6SY
  • 01377 256835

Clinic Hours

  • Appointments by Telephone or Calling in at the Clinic
  • We are open 6 days a week
    Monday 8:30 - 20:00
    Tuesday 8:30 - 18:00
    Wednesday 8:30 - 18:00
    Thursday 8:30 - 19:00
    Friday 8:30 - 17:30
    Saturday 8:30 - 13:00



It is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of conditions. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the health and well-being of everyone depends on the musculo-skeletal system (muscles and bones), connective tissues, fascia and ligaments etc. working together in harmony.


As osteopaths we understand how all the body is interconnected and therefore use a “whole person” approach. An imbalance in any part will affect another part, as the body’s structure affects the function.

By using a variety of techniques, our aim is to restore balance to the body and therefore allow it to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery whenever possible.

Osteopaths have the skills to recognise conditions/symptoms when osteopathic treatment is not advisable. In these cases the patient is referred to a GP and may warrant further investigation such as MRI scan, X-ray, referral to an Orthopaedic Surgeon or whatever is appropriate for you.

Our patients include babies, children and adults up to the octogenarians and beyond!

Palpation (touch) is used to feel for any abnormalities in the tissues, movement to find restrictions in the spine and other joints, massage, stretching, joint mobilisation/articulation/manipulation etc. Our aim is to improve mobility, enhance blood/lymphatic circulation and nerve supply.

The title ‘Osteopath’ is protected by law. All Osteopaths in the UK must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety. They also assure the quality of Osteopath’s education and ensure that they undertake continuing professional development which is submitted annually.


Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, which includes, but is by no means limited to the following:

  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Postural problems due to driving/ computer work/pregnancy etc.
  • Arthritic pain
  • Headaches
  • Jaw problems
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Trapped nerves
  • Muscle tension
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome



You will be welcomed by our receptionist who will help you feel at ease. You will then be given a consent form to read and sign to say you agree to have osteopathic treatment.

A detailed case history will be taken of any medical problems, accidents, illnesses, medication etc. to help us with our assessment. It is helpful if you can bring a list of any medication along with you.

You will then receive physical examination. You will usually be asked to remove some of your clothing so we are able to perform tests to assess mobility, muscle strength, reflexes for example or any other tests appropriate for your condition.

On completion of the case history and examinations/tests a diagnosis and decision on the appropriate treatment plan will be made. It is likely that this will require you to have several treatments but our aim is to help you to return to daily activities/work/sport etc. as soon as possible. You will be assessed as an individual and treatment will be varied to suit your personal requirements.

Some people prefer deep tissue massage, strong articulation and manipulative techniques whilst others prefer a more gentle approach such as Cranial Osteopathy which works on the involuntary motion. This is discussed throughout the treatment as it is important that you too have an input and develop a good patient/osteopath relationship and understanding,


You will be given advice and recommendations before you leave the clinic covering:

Details of any further treatment required.

Advice may be given to help avoid aggravating your condition after treatment. e.g. posture, ergonomics at work, lifting, avoiding certain activities.

Cold packs or Biofreeze may be recommended to help reduce any inflammation and/or swelling when appropriate.

Any exercises, lifestyle or dietary changes which may enhance the treatment and speed up your recovery may be recommended.

For more information please contact the Clinic or visit the Institute of Osteopathy (iO) website on

For your convenience, we have many products available for sale at the clinic including:

  • Gel Icepacks
  • Bio freeze gel
  • Sore no more cream and many more

An Osteopath may recommend a consultation with another therapists working at the Clinic e.g. Professional Foot Health Care Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist etc. which may help with your recovery.