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.
Commonly treat the following conditions:
- Neck Pain
- Upper Back Pain
- Mid Back Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Sacroiliac Joint Issues
- Dowager’s Hump
- Frozen Shoulder
- Shoulder Pain
- Disc Problems
- Athletic Performance
- Sleep problems
- Sport Injuries
- Hip problems
- Knee and ankle pain
- Bad Posture
- Range of Motion Issues
- Lack of Mobility Issues
- Balance and Coordination
- Knee Pain
- Pins and Needles
- Loss of Strength
- Weight Loss
- Muscle Stiffness
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”.