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.
Osteopathy combines a thorough scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology with clinical methods of investigation. Osteopaths undergo intense training over 4 years, and are highly skilled in performing manual techniques to provide the highest level of patient care.
The Osteopath assesses the patients’ movements, joint mobility and muscle tensions, identifying any problematic areas. All areas of an individual’s lifestyle factors are taken into consideration, including their history, exercise and working environment. For example, postural problems lead to pain and misalignment. Everyday activities such as sitting for long periods can affect how the body functions overtime until the pain arises.
Osteopathy recognises that much of the pain and disability, which we suffer, stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure, as well as damage to it by disease.
Osteopathic treatment involves a combination of manual therapy techniques such as articulation, massage, stretching and manipulation and exercise rehabilitation with the purpose of restoring joint mobility, relieving muscular tension and enhancing the blood and nerve supply to tissues. Your Osteopath will likely give you advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms from reoccurring.
Overall, we aim to reduce pain and help facilitate your body to return to optimum state of health. We also help you to be able to maintain it. As Osteopaths, we aim to get to the root of the problem through palpation and medical examination and discover a treatment plan that works best for you to obtain rapid results so you are pain free.
Conditions Osteopaths' Treat
Here is a list of the most common conditions Osteopathy can help with:
Back Pain & Neck Pain
Headaches & Migraines
Joint & Arthritis Pain
Muscle Tension & Muscle Tears
Posture Related Injuries
Shoulder Conditions such as Rotator Cuff Syndrome
Repetitive Strain Injury
Inital Consultation (40 minutes) - £45
Ongoing Appointments (30 minutes) - £40