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Osteopathy is an established, recognised and statutorily regulated system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the musculo-structural integrity of the body. Much of the physical pain and discomfort we suffer often arises from the misalignment or an abnormality in this physical function of the body. Bad posture, excessive or improper use as well as diseases such as osteoarthritis can lead to such abnormalities or misalignments. Left untreated it could lead to long term or permanent damage.

Osteopathy - what it is and how it can help you

What to expect during your first visit

Please bring any medical examination reports, X-rays, MRI scans related to your problem. Allow up to 45 minutes for you first appointment.

 

The osteopath will investigate your problems fully and look at your posture in order to assess the root cause of your discomfort. You will receive osteopathic treatment which may include electrotherapy, deep tissue massage and manipulation as appropriate. You may also be given acupuncture at no extra cost if in the osteopath’s view this will assist the recovery process.

  • General aches and pains

  • Arthritis and other joint disorders

  • Migraine and other headaches with musculo-skeletal causes

  • Sciatica

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Spinal disorders

  • Spondylitis

  • Sports injuries

  • RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Disc problems

  • Neuralgia and other joint related pains

What can be treated with osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle, non-invasive treatment that can benefit people of all ages who suffer from a wide range of problems. It encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body. Very specific, skilled, light pressure is applied by the osteopath where necessary to assist the natural ability of the body to release stresses and tensions.

 

Babies who have experienced forceps delivery, a long labour or caesarean birth often benefit from this form of treatment. For the osteopath it is important to release the tension and pressure in the cranium that may still be present from birth and can affect the infant’s nervous system.

 

When osteopaths examine babies, areas of tension are often found in the spine or head, which are indications that the baby is uncomfortable. A baby cannot complain of backache or headache, and will typically express this by crying and being unsettled or irritable.

 

This treatment can also ease some of the physical discomforts of pregnancy: e.g. aches and pains. Treatment can help you return to normality after birth by releasing strains from both pregnancy and labour. This allows you to relax and enjoy your new baby.

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During osteopathic treatment manual manipulation is applied to ease the spasm and tension in muscles and/or to release a joint. Deep tissue massage and electrotherapy often are integral part of an osteopathic treatment. A good osteopath will almost always give advice on how to correct the underlying cause in order to minimise the discomfort and any long term damage. Even in cases of advanced osteoarthritis massage and increasing mobility of the joints involved often give much relief from pain and discomfort.

 

In our clinic acupuncture is often offered at no extra cost to provide rapid relief from pain and discomfort and also to accelerate the healing process by stimulating the body’s own healing function.