Osteopathy: Alleviating Pain for Longer Term Health
Osteopathy can help resolve a wide range of conditions and ailments. The most common problems are experienced in the back, shoulders and neck.
However many of our clients simply use our osteopathy services to help with breathing problems, stress, anxiety or just to relax.
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What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a term used to describe the soft manipulation of troubled body tissue. Manipulating and massaging techniques are used throughout the treatment to alleviate the pain and get your body back into shape. Rather than treating just the symptoms, osteopathic services look at correcting the actual problem, helping you achieve longer-term health reassurance.
How can Osteopathy help me?
There are a wide range of conditions and ailments that osteopathy can help resolve. The most common problems are experienced in the back, shoulders and neck. However Osteopathy can also help treat arthritis, headaches, tennis elbow and postural problems.
Do not suffer in silence
Your body will always try and treat itself; Osteopathy is an effective way of helping your body back onto the road to recovery. Whether it be treating acute problems (less than 6 months old) or severe ‘background’ pain, osteopathy is an effective way of easing any pain your body is experiencing.
About Your Appointment
In order to prepare for your appoint please;
Bring a list of your medicines
If you are currently taking any medication it will help us to know what this is as this will help us provide the best treatment plan for you.
We use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to help increase your joint mobility. It is highly recommended that you wear loose comfortable clothing.
How Much Does it Cost?
- The initial consultation is a full diagnostic assessment
- Case history assessment and health goals
- Physical examination
- Hands on osteopathic treatment
What Does a Treatment Plan involve?
After your initial assessment, a plan will be recommended for you. The usual techniques used in Osteopathy include;
- massage – to release and relax muscles
- stretching stiff joints
- articulation – where your joints are moved through their natural range of motion
- high-velocity thrusts – short, sharp movements to the spine, which normally produce a clicking noise similar to cracking your knuckles
These techniques aim to reduce pain, improve movement and encourage blood flow.
How many sessions will I need?
This will depend entirely upon the symptoms you have and how long you have had a particular condition. If you have any questions you can always call us or use our contact form
Will osteopathy work for me?
Osteopathy specialises in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal and other related disorders.
We will give you a clear explanation of our diagnosis and discuss a treatment plan with you. Many people feel a substantial reduction in symptoms after treatment. If your condition is not suitable for treatment we can advise you and give you advice on the next steps to follow.
What is the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor?
Chiropractors will often primarily focus on the alignment of the spine as this can relieve pain by preventing pinched nerves and other nervous system issues. Osteopaths will often focus on the whole body and use a greater variety of techniques to manipulate the bodies healing ability.
What conditions is osteopathy good for?
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