Osteopathy For You

What do Osteopaths treat?

We treat people...

We treat many conditions including:

Back pain, Neck pain, Foot and Ankle pain, Joint pain, Tennis Elbow, Frozen Shoulder, Headaches, Arthritis, Muscular stiffness, Sciatica, Sport's injuries.

People also find osteopathy useful for digestive disorders, circulatory problems, neuralgia(nerve pain) and sleeping issues as well as the physical effects of stress.

We are also medically trained to know what we cannot treat and when we need to refer our patients.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused from disease.

Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Its main strength, however, lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.

Osteopaths use their hands both to investigate the underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment using a variety of manipulative techniques. These may include muscle and connective tissue stretching, rhythmic joint movements or high velocity thrust techniques to improve the range of movement of a joint. Gentle releasing techniques are often used, particularly when treating children or elderly patients.