What is Osteopathy?
It is a safe and gentle method of assessing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems. Osteopaths use a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of a person’s muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery. We have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if it is in good structural balance. Osteopathic treatment does not target just your pain but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. The minimum qualification for an osteopath is completion of a four or five year degree. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises that GPs can safely refer patients to an osteopath for treatment.
Is Osteopathy Painful?
It is NOT a painful treatment and may help you by:
- Relieving your pain
- Taking less painkillers
- Making your joints move more easily
- Providing less discomfort
- Reducing risks of sports injuries
- Healing more quickly after an injury
Can Osteopathy be used in conjunction with other treatments?
Yes absolutely. Treatment will vary depending on the Osteopath’s expertise and experience. My treatment may also include the following:
- Osteopathic manipulation
- Osteopathic mobilisation
- Medical Acupuncture
- Sports and Remedial Massage
- Kineseo taping
- Functional exercise rehabilitation
- Sports therapy
- Postural advice and education