Osteopathy is a form of primary healthcare (you can visit an osteopath independently or be referred by a doctor) and is complementary to other forms of healthcare. It involves hands on assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system and other systems of the body. Osteopaths mainly work on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body (muscles, tendons, bones, ligaments etc.) including spinal manipulation to help restore health with the understanding that the body’s inherent desire is to maintain balance and return itself to health. Osteopathy is suitable for most people and is useful for the treatment of many conditions. A full consultation and examination including Postural Assessment is given prior to treatment to ensure the most suited course of action is taken.
What do we treat?
Pain and dysfunction. Using a patient centred approach, we treat the individual rather than a condition. For example 2 people with the same condition may require different approaches to bring about the best, most efficient route to health. Even if the discomfort you are experiencing is as a result of something more serious or complex, osteopathy can often alleviate many of the symptoms that may be associated, some of which include:
- Sports Injuries
- Muscle spasms
- Tendonitis / Bursitis
- Back pain
- Joint and muscle aches
- Arthritic pain
- Headaches (that originate from the neck)
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
- Acute and chronic pain
- Foot pain / Plantar fasciitis
Please get in touch if you have an questions about receiving Osteopathic treatment.