What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual therapy which aims to view the body as a whole by looking at the causes of musculo-skeletal pain, and then treat using soft tissue manipulation (massage & stretching), joint articulation and mobilisation.
Osteopathy may be able to help with:
Neck, back and spinal pain, trapped nerves, sciatica, slipped discs, muscular limb pain, joint pain such as ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow and shoulder, arthritis, sports injuries, tendon & Ligament injuries, bursitis, tennis & golfers elbow, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff/impingement syndrome, foot pain, plantar fasciitis, headaches & migraines, postural problems, muscular imbalances, & pregnancy pain.
Rehabilitative exercise at our in house gym, (based on pilates and classical bodybuilding principles) when used in conjunction with osteopathy and/or sports massage can help to deal with muscular imbalances and postural problems by building up strength, improving flexibility and coordination in weak areas can prevent the reoccurrence of injury.
Who we treat
Our modern way of living can often result in neck, shoulder and back pain, or even headaches. It is not uncommon to experience pain as our body tries to cope with repetitive activities or new demands like adapting to a new desk at work, a new bed or even a new bicycle.
Osteopathy can help you in the process of adaptation, remove strains, improve function and reduce pain. Osteopathy can also help with the recovery from accidental injuries or sports injuries.
As we get older our bodies show the legacy of all the knocks we have taken over the years. Osteopathy can also help restore lost mobility and reduce pain, and as a result improve quality of life
Children and adolescents
We are physically at our most active as children and adolescents. This is also the time when we grow the most rapidly and our immune system is most challenged. When the body tries to cope with too many things at once, health can become compromised.
Young people can suffer from back pain, hip pain and knee pain, particularly if they are active in sport. Orthodontic work can also be difficult and painful for children to adapt to as the whole body, but particularly the head and neck, is put under strain by the introduction of braces. Osteopathy can help by identifying and removing some of the everyday stresses and strains that can affect health and well-being.