• Pre & Post Birth Treatment

    Deirdre has a special interest in treating pain arising from pregnancy both pre and post birth and also treating babies who may be unsettled due to the birthing process or the position whilst in the uterus.

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  • Treating Babies / Children

    Yes children do get pain or discomfort from time to time in muscles and tissues! This is because their bodies are growing and changing rapidly especially during or after a growth spurt.

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  • Frozen Shoulders / Whiplash

    In the last 15 years Deirdre has run her own practice and held various associate posts. This has given her access to a range of different treatment styles and approaches, thus gaining valuable experience in treating pain

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  • The Elderly

    Providing a range of services including Gentle Mobilisiations for joint stiffness, Relief for Osteoarthritis and Advice for exercise

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    Helping with a number or sport relating injuries including Back and Neck Pain, Shoulder and arm problems such as tendonitis, Muscle Strain and Joint Sprain.

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Pain-Free Adults


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Hours of Osteopathy

Deirdre Rowell Osteopathy

Deirdre obtained a BSc Hons degree in Osteopathy in 2000 which she obtained form the London School of Osteopathy. The degree has a strong emphasis on musculoskeletal medicine. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

Osteopathic techniques will aim to restore the symmetry of your body to within healthy limits, this helps to relieve stress on joints and tissues so the mechanics of the joints and the circulatory system and other systems are free to function better.

Professional care

All osteos are registered with the General Osteopathic Council who regulates osteopathy in the UK and sets and maintain standards.

Caring Approach

All osteopaths work differently and with a different style the best thing to do is find someone whose approach suits you.

Natural Healing

Non invasive techniques influence the physiology to promote and trigger the natural built in healing process inherent in the body.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of manual medicine that focuses primarily on the musculoskeletal system and other systems of the body such as the circulatory system and the nervous system to create the correct conditions to aid healing in the body.

Osteopaths use a wide range of techniques from specific soft tissue techniques to high velocity thrusts (manipulation that may cause a cracking sound) to very gentle but deep and far reaching ‘cranial’ techniques.

This cranial approach is usually used on babies and children however is extremely beneficial for all ages and conditions and especially useful for relieving tension in muscles and joints that may build up due to psychological stress.


Back Pain

  • SPD – Symphysis Pubis Pain
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain PGP
  • Rib Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain during pregnancy

Pre & Post Birth

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Advice on abdominal exercises
  • Pain arising from feeding postures/lifting


  • Restless Baby
  • Difficulty Feeding or Latching
  • Sticky Eyes
  • Plagiocephaly (flat head)
  • Blocked Nose
  • Stress from traumatic birth

Sports Injuries

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Shoulder and arm problems eg tendonitis
  • Muscle Strain
  • Joint Sprain
  • Low Back Pain

Office Workers

  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Postural Problems
  • Back Stiffness
  • Shoulder Tension/Stress
  • Advice for ergonomics


  • Gentle Mobilisiations for joint stiffness
  • Relief for Osteoarthritis
  • Advice for exercise
  • Relief for tight muscles


  • Postural Advice
  • “Growing Pains”
  • Recurrent Ear Infections
  • Unsettled Children
  • Assymetries/pain in body in the growing process

General Advice

  • Posture Advice
  • Lifting Advice
  • Exercise Advice
  • Stiffness / Tension


Deirdre Rowell is proud to be an associate at the following practices:

  • Aries Osteopathic Health Clinic

  • £60
    £70 Initial Consultation
  • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Appointments Available
  • 14 Woodside Rd, Poole, Dorset BH14 9JJ
  • Parking Available Nearby


Aries Osteopathic Health Clinic

14 Woodside Road
BH14 9JJ


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CDS aged 13 in Poole

“My treatment was great because it helped me make a speedy recovery. I’ve needed fixing in cricket and tae kwondo for a couple of sporting injuries. All treatment is explained to me. I am also told about things I can do to help my recovery. I would recommend anyone to seek treatment and get professional help from Deirdre Rowell who is always cheerful and kind.”


“I first went to see Deirdre about 15 years ago, with Sciatica, which I had suffered for about 20 years, after a couple of sessions I felt clear of the pain and this particular pain has never returned. I have been to see Deirdre most years since, when I woke up with a bad neck, not being able to drive properly due to being unable to turn my head to see what’s coming at junctions etc., a couple of sessions……sorted!

When I couldn’t feel my fingers in my right hand…I thought I was in trouble, it was dangerous, I was dropping my cigarette whilst driving! I saw Deirdre, it was to do with my neck and with each neck bone that she moved, and I could feel the life come back into my numb fingers. A miracle!! There have been many times that Deirdre has ‘straightened’ me out, advising me on my posture etc. to help myself, not that I’m a great listener, but some has stuck.

Deirdre’s knowledge, skill and gentle nature is a gift when your back, neck etc. are causing discomfort, after many treatments I have been so relaxed afterwards, even shopping at Tesco’s has been relaxing, and not the normal rushing around being irritated by other shoppers-which is normal- I should really see her before each shopping trip!!??

I have always recommended Deirdre to any suffering muscular skeletal pain, and am more than happy to be writing this testimonial.”

JT - Poole

“I am very thankful for the care I received from Deirdre.  After dealing with chronic back pain for years, this treatment helped me find relief. The staff is friendly and professional, and the environment is welcoming.”