Jolyon D. Wardle DO. N.D., M.R.N.
Valerie Wardle Bsc(Hons.) Ost. Med.


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Parish Hall Annexe,
Kentsbank Road




1, Hartington Street
Cumbria LA4 5SL


What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a recognised hands-on therapy designed to diagnose and treat pain and disability. It uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medicine but does not involve prescribing drugs.

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What is naturopathy?

Naturopathic medicine looks at the person as a whole and is based on the concept of helping the body to help itself to restore health and natural function. It uses diet, exercise, postural advice, hydrotherapy (water treatment) and relaxation techniques to do this and is here combined with osteopathy.


see also The General Council & Register of Naturopath's Site

Who can be treated?

Both osteopathy and naturopathy can help all age ranges including babies and young children as well as expectant mothers, the elderly and those recovering from illness or injuries.

What can they treat?

Following a review by CAP (Committee of Advertising Practice) of the Bronfort et al Review in 2010, CAP accepts that osteopaths may claim to help a variety of medical conditions, including: generalised aches and pains, joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise, arthritic pain, general, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident), uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash), headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / migraine prevention, frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences, circulatory problems, cramp, digestion problems, joint pains, lumbago, sciatica, muscle spasms, neuralgia, fibromyalgia, inability to relax, rheumatic pain, minor sports injuries and tensions. .

Occasionally there is the need for outside information from your GP such as blood tests or x-ray results to allow a full diagnosis to be made. However, these are not requested without your prior written consent. Treatment will vary to suit the individual but will normally involve deep massage techniques and painless mobilisation of the joints to increase their range of movement as well as dietary, exercise and postural advice to improve the effectiveness of the treatment and prevent reoccurance.

If you require a total Cranial treatment or would prefer a non cranial approach, please feel free to ask

What will the treatment involve?

A full case history will be taken to get a complete picture of your health and lifestyle. You will be asked to remove some of your clothing to enable a full examination of the relevant area. You will then be asked to perform a series of simple movements which, along with gentle palpation will help make the diagnosis and cause of the pain.

For further information or an appointment contact Jolyon Wardle or Val Wardle



pdf practice leaflet

Valerie Wardle and I have both undertaken the same training

We are working on different days and provide a complementary Osteopathic and Naturopathic service which we hope is 1/ more available, varied and efficient and 2/ allows us to cover each other when we are doing courses or taking holidays

Now for the first changes :-)

we have electric couches in all practises

we can offer a choice of days in all practises
as well as a choice of practitioners

the practise now supports all major insurance
schemes including AXA, Aviva, BUPA, WP, PPP, Medicash

medico-legal reports and certificates
can now be prepared much swifter





Initial consultation and treatment ...£38
All subsequent treatments are £38



We are practising on different days providing a more extensive service and choice of practitioners. I should like all patients to feel free to see either of us without feeling pressured or that they were being disloyal.
With thanks to you all for your understanding and support this past 15 years or so, I trust you will welcome the many improvements we intend making, and indeed have started to make, to the practice.

We should be delighted to hear your comments or suggestions as to how we can improve the practice.

In Grange we have Michael Shortt who is a Herbalist and also runs a Skin Clinic.

Detailed leaflets are available in the practises.

In Barrow as well as Chiropody and Physiotherapy there is also a Remedial Massage Therapist.

Osteopathic and Naturopathic treatments are at least half an hour and more normally 40 minutes







BARROW ........... Tuesdays (VW)



Other times can be arranged as can
home visits in the Grange area






Jolyon D. Wardle DO. N.D., M.R.N.






Valerie Wardle Bsc(Hons.) Ost. Med.







What is Naturopathy or naturopathic Medicine?

(the following is extracted from the GCRN website)

"Naturopathic Medicine is the field of health care which works with the body's own efforts to allow optimum expression of
physiological, mental/emotional, and physical health, given the individual's genetic make up and environment"

Naturopathy is an approach to health care that promotes and maintains health. It recognizes that there are laws governing
human function and our natural environment;

Every living thing has a vitality, this is known as the principle of vitalism.
There is a healing power in nature. The body heals itself because of its innate vitality. Medicines act only to stimulate the innate healing power of the body.
There is an invariable connection between the structural, biochemical and mental/emotional elements of all living
beings. This is known as the triad of health.
There is an interaction of the whole person; dysfunction in one part of the body inevitably leads to dysfunction
elsewhere, just as dysfunction in one part of the Naturopathic triad means all parts of the triad will be affected.
People are genetically, biochemically, structurally and emotionally different from one another: they are individuals.
We interact with our environment; health is a reflection of a harmonious interaction.
There is an important difference between acute and chronic disease. Acute diseases are the result of the
expression of the body's homoeostatic mechanisms attempting to re-establish balance. For example a high fever is
produced to combat infection in order to aid the immunological defense mechanisms.
All disease starts with a disruption to the body's homoeostatic mechanisms; health is a return to balance of these
Health is more than the absence of disease; health is when all aspects of an individual's biochemical,
mental/emotional and physical being are in balance.
The human body has adapted to its environment over millions of years, it has come to expect certain foods for its
fuel, clean water, a certain amount of fresh air and sunlight, and a certain amount of exercise and rest/relaxation.

Naturopathic medicine is the application of these laws in a clinical setting to maintain, improve or establish health in
patients. It is therefore not a technique but an approach to health care.

The defining elements of Naturopathy are:

1. That it always seeks to work with the body's own self-correcting mechanisms, or efforts to maintain homoeostasis.
2. That it always attempts to address all three aspects of the naturopathic triad.
3. That it regards education of the patient as highly as treatment of the patient.
4.That it always seeks to address lifestyle factors that are contributing to the problem and re-educate the patient into
a lifestyle more conducive to health.




















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