About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a safe and natural therapy that focuses on the framework of the body; the bones, ligaments, muscles and connective tissues. Osteopaths will take a detailed medical and lifestyle history and assess the patient condition via observation and by assessing movement and the tone of the muscles. The aim is to look for areas of weakness, imbalance and excessive strain. Any potential ‘weak points’ will determine how well the body functions and they will have an influence on the general health of the whole body.

Osteopaths are often known for treating back and neck problems as reported in the NICE report. However they can successfully treat many other conditions, see list below. 

The aim of the Osteopathic treatment is work with the body with the aim of restoring it to a state of balance. This is achieved by treating the musculo-skeletal system, the framework that carries the body's network of nerves, blood vessels and lymphatic’s.  Treatment looks to improving the mechanics of the body which will automatically influence such things as blood and nerve supply. Enhancing the blood and nerve supply to body tissues enables the body's own healing mechanisms to aid recovery from injury and promote health. Getting you back to your normal lifestyle


The Osteopathy will use various techniques according to individual's needs. Osteopath is suitable for people of all ages from babies to pensioners 
  
Common Conditions Treated by Osteopathy:
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain including whiplash and postural strain
  • Sciatic Pain (sciatica)
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Postural Tension
  • Sports Injuries
  • Elbow & wrist pain (including Carpal Tunnel syndrome)
  • Hip, Knee & foot pain
  • Whiplash Injuries & assesments
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Frozen shoulder 
  • Repetitive strain injury  (RSI)
  • Tennis elbow and other sports injuries 
  • Tension stress and headaches