What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a treatment that uses a range of hands-on techniques to the musculoskeletal system, to treat a variety of physical conditions, pain issues and movement restrictions. It is a treatment that looks at you as an individual, your whole body and your lifestyle, in order to assess the possible root cause of an issue. Every person is unique and so every treatment is different. What is important is that osteopathy looks further than the obvious surface problem. It works to prevent and manage the root cause of your pain to help you return your body to its natural state of health and optimum function. It’s a hands-on, sympathetic and respectful treatment.
How can osteopathy help?
Osteopathy isn’t just for neck and back problems; it can help a whole host of other issues, like migraines, digestive issues, chronic pain, mobility restrictions and many others. When you enter our treatment rooms our main focus is to get your body back to functioning, as it should. It’s a treatment that works with your body’s natural form and movement to reinvigorate you and as many of our patients often tell us, leave you feeling younger. Some of the common musculoskeletal conditions we see in our clinic include:
- Shoulder, elbow and hand pain
- Back and neck pain
- Low back pain
- Pregnancy related pelvic and lower back pain
- Hip, knee and foot pain
- Sports injuries
- Arthritic aches and pain
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Post-surgery rehabilitation
- Pre and postnatal care
You can find out more from our registered body the General Osteopathic Council
What techniques will an Osteopath use in a treatment?
Our osteopaths use a range of technique in specific combination for you as an individual and the conditions we are trying to treat. Some of the techniques we commonly adopt include:
- soft tissue massage
- joint mobilisation
- dynamic taping
- exercise prescription
What to wear to an osteopathic treatment?
Because osteopathy is a hands-on treatment we find that gym or workout clothes are most suitable. We respect your dignity and will do our best to complete a treatment through most clothing, we rarely ask our patients to remove clothing. If you feel at all uncomfortable you can bring or ask for a chaperon.