What is it? Osteopathy recognises that a lot of pain and disability we suffer stems from a dysfunctional relationship between our body’s structure and function. As an osteopath I treat musculoskeletal pain by balancing tissues and normalising function which then helps the body to heal.
Osteopathic treatment consists of soft tissue massage, mobilisation of the spine and peripheral joints and where appropriate specific gentle manipulation.The treatment will vary from person to person and from one treatment to the next. As an osteopath I use my skills in feeling strain in the tissues to normalise the function and thereby help to relieve the pain.
Treatment for: Back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, shoulder and arm pain, tennis elbow, hip pain, knee pain and foot pain, arthritis pain, whiplash, sports injuries. Repetitive strain injuries.
Do remember this list is not exhaustive so if you are not sure if osteopathic treatment is appropriate please contact me for further information.
Exercise: Exercises given as part of the treatment is a great way to help the recovery and also a way to give you tools for preventing recurrence. Often it also possible to devise an exercise routine to specifically target an issue. This approach can be very useful in addressing sports related injuries or recurrent strains.