Osteopathy for all musculoskeletal conditions.
If our osteopaths aren't able to help with the condition they will know exactly where to refer you.
What is an Osteopath
Osteopaths are trained to a high level and are a highly regulated and protected title. Osteopaths are recognised by the NHS as Allied Health Professionals and primary healthcare providers meaning there is no need for a referral from your GP.
Osteopaths are not only experts in musculoskeletal health but also have extensive knowledge in the rest of the body. This extensive knowledge means that if it turns out that your issue isn't musculoskeletal an Osteopath will be able to refer you to the right person.
What is Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy which assists joints and muscles that have been injured or aren't keeping up with your activities. Osteopathy uses gentle manipulation, joint articulation, stretching and massage to bring your body back up to speed and return back to equilibrium.
How can Osteopathy Help
Osteopathy is most commonly recognised for its success with treating low back pain but is able to help with many other areas of the body. If it has some muscle, joints, ligaments then the principles of osteopathy can be applied to them.
We find Osteopathy's unique philosophy and view of the body means that Osteopathy often succeeds when other treatments have failed in the past. Feel like you have tried it all see if our Osteopaths can make a positive difference.
What to expect when visiting an Osteopath
Your first appointment with any of our practitioners will initially involve a detailed case history and examination. Our practitioners will spend time with you to diagnose and fully explain what is causing your problem. They will then explain a course of action to get you out of pain and up and running again followed by beginning treatment in the same initial appointment.
Can Osteopathy help me?
Osteopathic treatment aims to reduce pain and improve movement. This is done using gentle manipulative techniques, massage, stretching and strengthening. Our Osteopaths have helped patients with the following conditions:
- Aches & Pains
- Acute/chronic Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Joint Pain
- Shoulder/ Elbow pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Rheumatic Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Postural Problems
- Pregnancy related aches and pains
What to wear for an appointment
We find that wearing sports wear like shorts and a vest or sports bra. Something that you are comfortable in, non-restricting and won't affect the practitioners ability to examine you. Finally feel free to bring someone with you if you would find it more comfortable.