Osteopathy

Movement   •   Inspiration   •   Independence

Treatment aims to increase freedom of movement, reduce pain and to counteract the effects of stress and the demands of modern living.

What can Osteopathy help with?

Known relief from many common ailments such as:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Sciatica
  • Minor sporting injuries
  • Migraine prevention
  • Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Relaxation problems
  • Circulatory problems
  • Digestion problems

… also back pain related musculoskeletal joint pain such as:

  • frozen shoulder
  • elbow pain
  • shoulder pain
  • tennis elbow

Appointments available on request.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of manual healthcare, based on a holistic, patient-centered approach. It has been regulated since 1993 to help standardise general practice. It addresses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions, and aims to help restore your body to a balanced state of health, where possible, without the use of drugs or surgery.

Osteopaths observe the structure and function of the body. Their work is based on the principles that the individual’s well-being depends on the smooth, coordinated functioning of all the bodily tissues, especially focusing on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues.

It is patient-centered, so there is enough time to develop a working therapeutic relationship. This can help to uncover the origins of dysfunction, as well as recognise any undesired habitual patterns of behaviour, thus promoting longer-term recovery.

General osteopathic treatment aims to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.

An initial consultation typically consists of:

  1. 
Explanation (what Osteopathy is and how treatment can help)
  2. Taking a case history
  3. Examination and assessment
  4. Treatment

Everyone who sees an Osteopath needs to be evaluated for the appropriateness of treatment, or otherwise referred on to the most appropriate specialist. The complexity of the case history may also affect the available duration of the initial treatment.

Continuous dynamic feedback between you and your Osteopath ensures the most appropriate course of the treatment plan.

Osteopathy isn’t:

  • A routine set of techniques used for everyone in the same way or order.
  • Necessarily a quick fix (i.e. a personalised course of treatment is usually necessary, depending on the complexity of the presentation.
  • A promotional machine that aims to string out business for as long as is possible!
  • Confined to a single way of approaching complex, chronic and recurring problems.

Appointments available on request.