What is Osteopathy?

 Osteopathy is a healthcare profession that utiises a patient focused, physical approach to restoring, maintaining and promoting physical and psychosocial well being. Primarily treatments take the form of a manual therapy involving massage, mobilisation and spinal manipulation for the treatment of musculo-skeletal problems. Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment focussing on joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissues and their relationship in well functioning body mechanics and posture.  Osteopaths combine a detailed knowledge of human anatomy and function to identify not only the symptoms, but also the underlying causes of each problem.

 

Osteopaths are best known for backs, but we can help with most problems that relate to muscle, tendon, joint, disc, nerve and ligament damage. These include, but are not restricted to:

  • Low back problems – including sciatica, pain and stiffness, ‘wear and tear’, ‘trapped nerves’, disc injuries

 

  • Head pain

  • Osteoarthritic joints – we can’t cure you, but we can help to improve the symptoms associated with this condition

 

  • Sports injuries

 

  • Childhood aches and pains

 

  • Neck pain – especially when it spreads into shoulder/arm/hand

 

  • Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow

 

  • Hip, knee and foot complaints

 

  • Shoulder problems 

 

  • Muscle and ligament injuries

 

 

If you are unsure whether osteopathy can help you please contact us for advice!