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Osteopathy explained

Osteopathy is a healthcare profession that utilises a patient focused, physical approach to restoring, maintaining and promoting physical and psychosocial well being. As a form of manual therapy it uses hands on massage and gentle movements to ease many kinds of pain, restore movement, and reduce inflammation. Osteopaths are perhaps best known for resolving back problems, but we also treat damaged muscles ligaments and joints. Old as well as new injuries can be treated but in developing a treatment plan we treat the whole body and not just the injury. The founding principle of Osteopathic treatment is to find the root of your problem as this provides the greatest success in resolving chronic or recurring problems.

In daily activities of living the body can be subjected to a lot of strain over time, such as working at a computer/desk, doing repetitive movements, sporting activities or looking after others young or old. Pain arising out of the blue is a common occurrence and the symptoms usually have a mechanical aspect to them that the Osteopath can recognise and is an expert in treating. Our team can provide you with a comprehensive assessment, tailored treatment, and advice, to get you back to peak health.

How We Can Help  

Is Osteopathy right for me?

Our Practice offers treatments specialising in Cranial Osteopathy for adults, children and babies.

Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle, safe and effective form of osteopathy, and as such, is suitable for all ages. Although the name implies only the head is treated, any part of the body can be treated this way. It works on the principle that there is a very subtle movement between the cranial bones, bones of the body and circulation, and restriction in this movement may cause problems. Diagnosis is made by the osteopath using a highly developed sense of touch to feel for subtle restrictions in the body. Cranial osteopathy can be used to treat new and old injuries. The latter in particular can be a predisposing factor to many back problems. Below is a common list of ailments that we can help with: 

  • Arthritic pain

  • Circulatory problems

  • Digestion problems

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck.

  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)

  • Joint pains

  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Migraine prevention

  • Minor sports injuries

  • Muscle spasms

  • Neuralgia/nerve pain

  • Tension and inability to relax

  • Rheumatic pain

  • Sciatica

  • Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain

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