What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.

To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

Osteopathy for Babies & Children

Paediatric osteopathy uses gentle manual and cranial techniques to treat young children and new born infants. Parents may visit an osteopath for a range of reasons to support their child’s health. A detailed case history and examination allow the osteopath to diagnose and plan a treatment to meet the individual needs of each child.

What can Osteopaths help with?

  • Arthritic Pain
  • Circulatory Problems
  • Cramp
  • Digestion Problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Headache arising from the neck (Cervicogenic)
  • Joint Pain
  • General, Acute & Chronic back pain
  • Generalised Aches & Pains
  • Lumbago
  • Migraine Prevention
  • Osteoarthitis of Knee and Hip
  • Sports Injuries
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Tension & inability to Relax
  • Rheumatic Pain
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Uncomplicated Mechanical Neck Pain

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