What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal system
An Osteopath uses manual techniques to balance all the body systems, the nervous, circulatory and lympthatic systems in order to provide overall good health and wellbeing.
Osteopathic treatment strengthens these systems so that the body is encouraged to regain it’s naturally healthy state.
Prior to any treatment, an Osteopath conducts an assessment of all areas of the body to determine the diagnosis.
Once a diagnosis has been established, Our Osteopath integrates manual treatment including joint and soft tissue mobilisation, a clinically proven method to improve muscle function, blood and nerve function, with postural correction technique to assist the body’s natural healing and adaptive response to restore optimum spinal health.
This approach will improve overall flexibility and posture for the short and long term, resulting in improved health and a reduction in pain. Our Osteopath will look at the whole body for answers and solutions, not just the area which is painful.
Osteopathy Treatment for Neck Pain
The aim of Osteopathy treatment is to improve blood flow around the body by using a combination of massage and stretching techniques to improve mobility in the muscles and tissues around the neck and shoulders.
Spinal manipulation is a technique used to effectively improve joint function in the neck and back. The improved movement in the neck following this technique, will relieve muscle tension and essentially, relieve pain.
Is Osteopathy the best pain relief treatment for neck pain? read our article to find out!
Osteopathy Treatment for Low Back Pain
Osteopaths treat all types of back pain. The most common causes of low back pain involve sudden or sustained lifting and bending movements. In young adults, this can be due to disc problems, which can result in sciatica, a symptom of shooting pain down the back and side of the leg. In others, low back pain can accumulate following repeated stresses on the lower back.
Osteopathy treatment for low back pain involves a variety of techniques to alleviate muscle tension in the lower back that initially forms to protect the back.
Spinal manipulation is a specialised technique where our Osteopaths use their hands to apply a controlled thrust to a restricted joint in the upper and lower spine. once carried out, the surrounding muscle tension will ease and allow the back to heal.
Is Osteopathy the best pain relief treatment for low back pain? read our article to find out!
Commonly treat the following conditions:
What to expect on your first visit…
Your Osteopath will greet you and begin by asking what brought you to us. We are always keen to understand the root cause of your issues, therefore your Osteopath will carry out an efficient and effective case history to identify them. This will also be essential to rule out any complications before you start your treatment.
Before any treatment begins, your Osteopath will carry out an active and passive examination, along with relevant Osteopathic and orthopaedic testing to understand your issues. Your Osteopath will give you a thorough explanation of their findings so you can understand what the cause of the problem is and how best to treat it. Your Osteopath will ensure that sufficient time is spent to get to the root cause of your issues.
“Excellent service! I’ve needed to see osteopaths for years now and this is one of the best – they actually fixed the source of my spinal issue and got everything back into shape rather than just a quick fix like I’ve experienced at other places. They are so friendly and funny as well – quite enjoy seeing these guys regularly!”
“Mike is extremely knowledgeable and thorough and Andrew the Osteopath is extremely skilful, I am amazed at the vast improvement in my shoulder after just two appointments with him”.