Osteopathy is a way of diagnosing and treating a wide spectrum of medical conditions. The principle philosophy of osteopathy is the structure of a part of the body governs its function. This means that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
When our osteopaths assess your health, they will look to see if the structure is working well. Osteopaths restore the body’s own natural healing mechanism by removing restrictions in function via the structure, without using dangerous drugs or surgery.
There are a variety of techniques our Osteopaths use, depending on your condition and state of health at the time. These can include touch, physical manipulation and stretching. With these techniques our Osteopaths are able to relieve muscle tension and improve blood and nerve flow to restore health in the affected tissues.
Where suitable our Osteopaths will also take a truly holistic approach and provide advice on posture, exercise and general wellbeing.
Conditions Our Patients Come With Include
- Generalised aches and pains
- Osteoarthritic joint pains including hip and knee pain
- Arthritic pain
- General, acute & chronic neck & back pain, including lumbago
- Headache / migraine prevention
- Frozen shoulder/ shoulder
- Elbow pain including tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) & golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Circulatory problems
- Sports injuries and tensions
- Digestion problems
- Muscle spasms
- Inability to relax
- Rheumatic pain
Your First Visit
At your first appointment a full and detailed medical case history will be taken. This is followed by an examination, for which you may be asked to remove some clothing and carry out some simple movements. At this point some clinical tests may also be carried out. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment may begin. Treatment consists of a range of techniques, including soft tissue massage, gentle manipulation and articulation to free joints that are not moving properly. First appointment will take approximately 30-45 minutes. Any subsequent appointments are approximately 15 minutes