What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems.
Osteopaths take a holistic approach to treatment and care of patients, therefore taking the whole person into consideration. Osteopaths use a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of a person’s muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery.
The body has the natural ability to maintain itself and, by helping this process, an osteopath can promote restoration of normal function. The principle of osteopathy is that the wellbeing of an individual relies on the way joints, muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and the internal structures work with each other.
The initial consultation will consist of the following:
- Taking your case history
- Evaluation and assessment
- Treatment plan and aftercare
- This will take about 45mins.
Follow up consultations are shorter and will predominantly consist of reassessment and treatment. We will also discuss any changes since the previous treatment.
Treatments can involve the following techniques:
- Soft tissue massage
- Joint mobilisation and articulation
- Joint manipulation (where appropriate and with informed consent)
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- Active Tissue Release
- Medical Acupuncture
- Kinesiology taping
Please wear comfortable clothing. Depending on the presenting complaint and treatment technique required, some clothing may need to be removed, however towels will be available to remain as comfortable as possible.
Conditions that we can treat.
- Arthritic or Rheumatic pain
- Headaches (including migraine prevention and cervicogenic headaches, arising from the neck)
- Circulatory problems
- Digestion problems
- Elbow pain (including tennis elbow)
- Shoulder pain (including frozen shoulder)
- Joint pain
- General, acute & chronic back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
- Generalised aches and pains
- Minor sports injuries
- Muscle spasms and cramps
- Neuralgia (trapped nerve)
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