Osteopathy is a well-established, evidence-based form of manual therapy that focuses on restoring normal function to the body’s muscles, bones and joints.. Osteopaths are highly skilled, university trained professionals.
When would I see an Osteopath?
If you are experiencing recurring pain or trying to overcome lifestyle and movement restriction. For example, you might be suffering from headaches, have a sports injury, want to be able to bend down and pick up your grandchild more easily, or garden for longer.
Our osteopaths use techniques such as massage, joint manipulation, and specific exercises to decrease muscle tightness, alleviate joint restrictions, and strengthen weak muscles.
Our approach considers your entire body, not just the painful area. We make sure each part of your body is moving as it should so that your whole body can function correctly. This means that treatment may help with chronic, complex, and long-term problems, as well as acute sprains, strains, and sports injuries.
Our service includes getting to know you so we can understand your expectations, limitations, and motivation to change for the better.
Osteopaths can help with:
- Neck/back pain
- Sporting injuries
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Carpal tunnel and wrist pain
- Postural strain, scoliosis
- Sciatica, disc injury
- Arthritic/joint pain
- Hip, knee, shoulder pain/injuries
- Pregnancy/ gynaecological pain
- Foot pain, plantar fasciitis
Your osteopath might use or recommend:
- Joint manipulation and mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
- Muscle re-education to improve control and posture
- Soft tissue massage
- Dry needling
- Exercise prescription