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What is Osteopathy?


What can Osteopathy treat?

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

What to expect - Osteopathic examination and treatment



 

 



 

 


What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that aims to overcome and prevent musculoskeletal problems such as pain and immobility anywhere in the body - not just in the back!

Treatment options include a variety of gentle, manual techniques on the body which can ease pain, reduce muscle spasm/swelling and can help improve joint mobility.

As well as treating the painful area, osteopaths also look for and treat the underlying causes of the pain or discomfort. This can be achieved by either manual treatment or lifestyle advice concerning posture, diet, exercise or sporting technique etc. With these underlying causes taken into consideration, this can help reduce the risk of symptoms reoccurring.

What can Osteopathy treat?
• Generalised aches & pains
• Joint pain
• Arthritic pain
• Headaches arising from the neck
• Migraine prevention
• Frozen shoulders
• Shoulder and elbow pains
• Lumbago
• Fibromyalgia
• Sciatica
• Muscle spasms
• Neuralgia
• Minor sports injuries and tensions
• Cramp
• Rheumatic pain
• Circulatory problems
• Digestion problems
• Inability to relax

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle and refined type of treatment where the osteopath applies specific pressure to release stresses both in and around joints of the skull and throughout the body. Cranial osteopathy is a very safe, gentle and refined type of treatment. Due to its gentle nature, this type of treatment is suitable for all types of people, ranging from pregnant women and newborn babies to the elderly.

What to expect - Osteopathic examination and treatment

On the first visit, a detailed case history will be taken and the presenting area of complaint will be assessed by the use of manual skills (to investigate the underlying causes of the pain). If appropriate, a diagnosis will be provided and discussed with the patient. If both parties are in agreement, a treatment plan will be formulated to suit the patient which will be tailored to their specific needs.

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