Osteopathy promotes well being by treating the following structures when they are not working properly: joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Treatment may consist of gentle manipulations, articulation and traction – to relieve pain and improve tissue health. Osteopathy can be used on patients of all ages – from birth to beyond retirement.
All our osteopaths are members of the General Osteopathic Council which governs the practice of osteopathy and ensures the highest standards of safety, competence and professional development.
What happens when you consult an osteopath?
Before any treatment is carried out, a detailed case history is taken with the patient, noting all factors that could be important in reaching a diagnosis. Such as: age, occupation, when the symptoms began and how they progressed, also full medical history.
Only then is an examination carried out to evaluate which part and how much of the body is involved.
Patients are advised that in order to carry out a proper assessment of their pain, they may be asked to undress to their underwear.
Gowns will be provided.
We treat a large number of conditions at the clinic including:
- Low back and neck pain
- Trapped nerves including sciatica
- Repetitive strain (RSI) and sporting injuries
- Osteo-arthritic and rheumatic joints
- Postural problems
- Premenstrual syndrome and pregnancy related problems
- Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems
- Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems
- We also offer cranial osteopathy for babies, children and adults