Osteopathy is a highly effective form of manual medicine that aims to optimise the function of the musculoskeletal system which includes the spine, muscles, joints, ligaments and connective tissues.
Osteopaths use a highly developed sense of touch to diagnose and treat areas of dysfunction – returning the body to an optimum state of health and wellbeing. Examples of the variety of manual techniques used include different types of soft tissue massage, joint articulation, stretching techniques, mobilisation of joints and cranial therapy.
Our aim is to remove any barriers to health by finding and treating the underlying cause rather than focusing only on the symptoms.
We can also offer you guidance on posture and advice on exercise. Osteopathic treatment is an active process that requires a close collaboration between you and the osteopath so we ask you not to just be a passive recipient of treatment, but rather an active participant in your own healing process.
What do osteopaths treat?
While osteopaths are typically known as back specialists, we ‘do not only treat backs’. Here are a few examples of conditions, aches and pains that Osteopathy can help you with:
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Tennis’ elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Frozen shoulder
- Neck pain
- Arthritis pain
- Pain associated with changes in pregnancy
- Hip and knee pain
- Foot and ankle pain
- Trapped nerves
- Digestive disturbances
How many treatments will I need
The number of treatments required will vary depending on the condition and the person being treated. Most problems typically resolve within 2 to 6 treatments, but if your condition is chronic it may take a little longer. Our aim is always to keep your appointments to a minimum and a full treatment plan will be discussed with you during your first consultation.