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Mallow Osteopathic Clinic

Mallow Osteopathic Clinic – established in Mallow since 2007.
Principal Osteopath, Judith O’Sullivan, and associates provide first class Cranial and Structural Osteopathic treatment.

Mallow Osteopathic Clinic

Mallow Osteopathic Clinic was establised in 2007 by Judith O’Sullivan. Judith qualified as a General Nurse in the U.K. (1999) and subsequently spent the next four years working as a General Nurse in hospitals in London, Edinburgh and Australia and also as a General Practitioner’s Nurse.

In 2002 Judith decided to further her medical career by studying Osteopathy and graduated in 2006 as a registered Osteopath obtaining a BSc. Honours Degree in Osteopathy. Judith is registered with the Osteopathic Council of Ireland and the General Osteopathic Council (G.Os.C.) which regulates the osteopathic profession.

Judith has experience in the practice of structural, functional, visceral, and cranial osteopathy, and is able to offer her patients an integrated form of treatment which includes structural work, deep soft tissue massage, manipulation, visceral mobilisation, lymphatic drainage, cranial osteopathy, exercises and postural advice.

Contact Details

Business Name:Mallow Ostoepathic Clinic
Address: : Bellevue Clinic, Mallow, Co. Cork
Principal Osteopath : Judith O’Sullivan
Telephone : +353 (0)22 33012
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Judith O'Sullivan - Osteopath, Mallow

Judith O’Sullivan


R.G.N., BSC (HONS) D.O., G.OS.C., M.O.C.I.
For appointment call – (022) 33012

Cyrille Lescar - Osteopath, Mallow

Cyrille Lescar


Masters in Osteopathy, D.P.O., M.O.C.I.
For appointment call – (022) 33012

Cranial Osteopathy for Babies and Children

Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle and soothing type of Osteopathic treatment. The Osteopath uses refined touch and gentle pressure to encourage the release of tension and the correction of mechanical disturbance throughout the body. It is a very gentle adjustment without any ‘clicking’ of the joints.The Osteopath works with their hands on the cranium (head) and sacrum (tail bone) palpating the motion of the bones and subtle rhythmic pulsation of the C.S.F. and helps address the among other issues the difficulties associated with both a natural birth and caesarean section.

Cranial Osteopathy for Adults

Cranial Osteopathy aims to treat the person holistically, i.e. not just the physical condition. It is helpful to people of all ages and has been successful in treating diverse conditions such as acute back and neck pain, migraines and sinus problems. Indeed treatment may also benefit general health and well-being.

When we experience physical or emotional stresses our body tissues tend to tighten up. Any tensions in the body can restrict a person’s freedom of movement and disrupt cranial rhythm. Gradually the body may find it more and more difficult to cope with the accumulated stresses and symptoms may develop.

Osteopathy in Pregnancy

Osteopathy can help to make your pregnancy and labour go as smoothly as possible. Gentle osteopathic techniques are perfectly safe at all stages of pregnancy. The osteopathic approach is a particularly gentle way of working with the body’s own natural mechanism for releasing and re-balancing tensions, without force.

As your baby develops, there will be an increase in volume and weight held in front, making a number of distinct changes in the postural carriage of the body. Osteopathy can help by easing some of the physical discomforts common to pregnancy, and can prepare for the demands of labour as well as help the mother recover after birth. Osteopathic treatment can also help ease other side effects of pregnancy such as heartburn, indigestion, constipation, pain in the lower back, pain in the hip, mid-thoracic, buttock, groin or leg, and pubic symphysis. Treatment can be also beneficial in the post partum (after baby is born) period.

What happens during Osteopathic Treatment?

As soon as a diagnosis has been made, the Practitioner will carry out therapeutic soft tissue work in order to return the body to a proper level of functioning.

Soft tissue treatment enables both the assessment and relaxation of the muscles. From here a more global or local articulation is carried out to assess for mobility and any related restrictions. If required, the Osteopath may carry out more specific techniques on the affected area.

Treatment is typically very gentle and, is directed to improving the functioning of joints, ligaments, nerves and muscles, which have a profound effect on the overall functioning of the body. Advice is also given on diet, lifestyle, exercise and rehabilitation.

In brief, Osteopathy is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints. When the body is balanced and efficient, just like a well tuned engine, it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living.
As all osteopathic techniques are safe, gentle and highly effective, everyone from the newborn to the elderly can benefit from osteopathic treatment.
Commonly treated conditions include:
• Disc Injuries
• Back and Neck Pain
• Hip, Knee and Ankle Pain
• Muscular strains
• Whiplash injuries
• Arthritic conditions
• Migraines/Headaches
• Pre & Post Natal Care
• Pregnancy related back pain/Pubic Symphysis pain
• Birthing Trauma
• Colic/Wind
• Disturbed sleeping patterns
• Feeding difficulties
• Sinus problems
• Behavioural problems
The main difference between a Cranial Osteopath and a Cranio-Sacral Therapist is in the training and depth of understanding of human anatomy.Craniosacral therapists may use techniques similar to an Osteopath but they may not have an osteopathic background. Cranial Osteopathy can only be given by those who have qualified as an Osteopath.

Qualification as an Osteopath requires completion of a four year BSc (Honours) Degree which includes extensive training treating patients in an Osteopathic Clinic. Osteopaths can only practice once they are registered with their statutory regulatory body (which is the Osteopathic Council of Ireland).Dr. William Garner Sutherland developed Crainal Osteopathy in the 1950’s. He developed and refined his techniques which formed part of an Osteopath’s training for their degree. Certain Osteopaths teach simplified versions of these techniques to lay people who now practice what is known as Cranio-Sacral Therapy.

No. You can contact an Osteopath directly as they are trained as primary health care professionals.Whilst doctors and other health care practitioners refer patients to osteopaths, most patients self-refer.

Appointments Can Be Arranged By Calling The Following Number

We accomodate late evening appointments so please check with us for availability

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