ABOUT OSTEOPATHY 

 

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy which has been around for longer than you might think. Put simply, we aim to work with the body to help reduce pain/discomfort and promote health. Our refined sense of touch, or palpation, coupled with keen observational skills, enable us to identify sites of injury, strain and dysfunction. The techniques we use to then tackle our findings are like the tools in our toolbox. Broadly speaking, these techniques may be described as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation.

 

During your initial consultation, we will take a thorough medical history. We will then move on to assess the way the body moves generally and in relation to any problem area. On rare occasions, if we are not satisfied that the symptoms and exam findings can be explained, we will refer you to your GP for further tests e.g. blood work, imaging. Depending on the location of the symptomatic area, some level of undress may be preferable. Please therefore feel free to bring shorts or vest to change into.

 

Generally speaking, treatment during the first session will primarily involve osteopathic first aid to reduce pain, if present. We'll then look to address any factors which may have contributed to the problem in the first place or may still be maintaining it now. We continually ask 3 questions..."Why this person, why this problem and why now?" This keenness to get to the bottom of things helps to identify what changes can be made to one's habits in order to help maintain a trouble-free existence!

 

WHAT WE TREAT 

(based on evidence seen by the Committees of Advertising Practice, March 2016)

  • generalised aches and pains
  • joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • arthritic pain
  • general, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
  • uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
  • headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / migraine prevention
  • frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
  • circulatory problems, cramp
  • digestion problems
  • joint pains
  • lumbago
  • sciatica
  • muscle spasms
  • neuralgia
  • fibromyalgia
  • inability to relax
  • rheumatic pain
  • minor sports injuries and tensions

OSTEOPATHIC STANDARDS

We are trained and qualified


We are regulated health professionals


We are required to keep our knowledge and skills up to date

We are required to have professional indemnity insurance

We welcome your feedback on the care we provide


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