Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine that focuses on physical manipulation of the body's muscle tissue and bones. Practitioners of osteopathy are referred to as osteopaths and its name derives from Ancient Greek for "bone" and “pain/suffering”.

 

Osteopathy is a technique used for detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person's muscles and joints.

 

An osteopath aims to restore the normal function and stability of the joints to help the body heal itself.

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What can Osteopathy help with?

Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage with the aim of:

  • increasing the mobility of joints

  • relieving muscle tension

  • reducing pain

  • enhancing the blood supply to tissues

  • helping the body to heal

What can I expect from my Osteopathy session?

During your first osteopathy session, our osteopath will start by asking about your symptoms, general health and any other medical conditions or care you're receiving before we can begin providing any treatment.

 

The osteopath will use their hands to find areas of weakness, tenderness, restriction or strain within your body, particularly the spine. Techniques are then chosen based on the individual patient and the symptoms they have reported.

When is Osteopathy used?

Most people who see an osteopath do so for help with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints, such as:

  • lower back pain

  • uncomplicated neck pain (as opposed to neck pain after an injury)

  • shoulder and elbow pains

  • arthritis

  • problems with the pelvis, hips and legs

  • sports injuries

  • muscle and joint pain

Please feel free to get in touch with us today and discuss our Osteopathy services in more detail.