(Formerly the Functional Health Centre And Osteopathic Clinic.)

18 Chester Road, Gresford, Wrexham LL12 8TN. Telephone: 01978 854400

Osteopaths: Paul Dykins, Natasha Franko, Claire Arnold


The Gresford
Osteopathic Clinic
Who are we?
Where are we?
What do we do?

Information Menu

What is it?
What do we treat?

What is it?
Why is it serious?
Osteoporosis testing.

Tennis Elbow
What is it?
How do I treat it?
Golfer's Elbow.

Shoulder Pain
A common cause.

What is it?

What is it?

Hip Pain
What is it?

Pain prevention.

Back Rehabilitation
Chek exercise coach.

Back Pain
What is it?

What is it?

Whiplash Injuries
What are they?

Weak Bones
How nutrition can help.

The Staff


Paul Dykins DO
Natasha Franko DO
Claire Arnold BSc(Hons) OST

All osteopaths are members of the General Osteopathic Council


Doh Powell
Jenny Hewer

Back Rehabilitation Expert

Lon Hooson


How to use this site

Welcome to The Gresford Osteopathic Clinic web site. The purpose of this site is not only to tell you a little bit about ourselves and the facilities that we provide, but also to provide information that may be of use to you regarding your health.

If it is just information that you require, select the topic you want from the menu on your left. This list will be constantly revised and updated, as we will be covering different topics ranging from osteoporosis to improving the health of the elderly. So add us to your list of favourites and keep popping back to see if any new topics are of interest to you.

If you want to know more about the clinic, please read on below.


A view of a treatment room

A view of the reception area

What do we do?

Pain relief.

It has been said that once we have our most basic necessities, food and shelter, that everything else we do is centred around two other activities, namely pain and pleasure. Avoiding the first and searching for the second. We like to think that we fit into the first category, AVOIDING PAIN.

We are an osteopathic clinic that helps people suffering from pain in their joints or muscles anywhere on the body. People suffering from back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, elbow pain, hip pain etc. come to us for help with pain relief and also for advice on managing the problem. Our aim as therapists is not only to deal with the painful area, but also to find the underlying cause and help rectify that as well.

How do we do it?

Osteopaths are manual therapists, in other words they help people by hands on techniques that have existed for centuries. This may involve the stretching of different tissues, such as muscle and ligaments, or specialised manipulations to help relieve painful symptoms. Naturally advice and exercises can be a big part of the treatment process. If you want to find out more please click on Osteopathy in Information Menu on the left.

Do I need to be referred by a Doctor?

Although doctors refer some of our patients, the majority of our patients are self-referred.


Where are we?

We are situated in Gresford, just off the A483 carriageway, on the old Chester Road directly opposite the Texaco garage. Consequently we are easily reached from Wrexham, Mold and Chester and their surrounding areas. We are also approximately 30 minutes away from Whitchurch, Wem and Ellesmere.

For those of you with Sat-Nav, our postcode is LL12 8TN.


Off road parking is available, or for a small charge approx £1.00 you can park in the local pub, called The Plough, car park which is 150meters away.


What else do we do?

Osteoporosis Screening.

We are very fortunate to have on site a McCue bone sonometer. This is an expensive piece of equipment costing nearly £8000.00 that measures the strength of bones using ultrasound at the heel. Used extensively throughout both the NHS and private hospitals, it is used as a primary tool for helping to diagnose osteoporosis, and in our opinion should be in every GP's surgery, especially when you consider that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men will suffer. For more information on this disease, and the test click here.

Back Rehabilitation.

At the centre we are delighted to have our own rehabilitation specialist trained by Paul Chek. Mr Chek is renowned in his native America for his approach to this particular problem and is a recognised authority in both America and the United Kingdom.


How do I make an appointment?

Simply phone us, or call in during office hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9.00 am until 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm until 6:00 pm.
  • On most Saturdays we are open 9:00 am until 12:00 am.

An answer phone service is available out of these hours. (Rarely this may be on during the day for very short periods).

The telephone number is: 01978 854400


How much will it cost?

Prices are listed below.

Osteopathic Treatment
First consultation
Subsequent consultations

Osteoporosis Testing
Back Rehabilitation
20.00 / session


If you require any further advice or a consultation please phone 01978 854400

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