Osteopathy is a system of examination, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems. My aim as an osteopath is to identify and treat areas of imbalance, tension and restriction that are affecting the way a patient’s body functions.
Osteopathy considers the body as a functional unit. This means all areas are interconnected and what happens in one area can affect the rest of your body. Your osteopath may therefore examine and treat an area seemingly unrelated to your symptoms.
Osteopaths use a variety of techniques including joint mobilisation, gentle rhythmic movement, and soft tissue massage to help free these areas of restriction to allow your body to function better.
Osteopathy is a regulated profession in the UK (regulated by the General Osteopathic Council).
What can Osteopathy help?
- Backache and back pain
- Arthritic pain
- Joint pains
- Mechanical neck pain
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic headaches)
- Migraine prevention
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder and elbow pain
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
- Minor sports injuries
- Generalised aches and pains
- Muscle spasms
- Rheumatic pain
- Tension and inability to relax
- Circulatory problems
- Digestion problems