Osteopathy Manual Therapy
OSTEOPATHY Manual Therapy
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of healing using manual therapy tools to reduce pain, tension and discomfort.
A visit includes a case history, examination, and treatment. The case history is used to take as much information about you as is possible, this information ensures that the examination and treatment plan is tailored to you.
The aim of the examination is to find the root causes of your pain, this makes sure that when you get better it isn’t just masking of the symptoms and you should feel better for longer. If the examination finds that osteopathic treatment isn’t appropriate, you will be advised on where to next seek advice.
Treatment involves several different techniques including, massage, mobilization/manipulation (the moving/movement of joints), exercise and lifestyle advice. A combination of these will be used to target specific joints and tissues to aid your body back to its best.
You don’t have to be in pain or discomfort to visit an osteopath. Osteopathy can be great in preventing discomfort by finding and treating joints and tissues that are restricted prior to causing pain and discomfort.
Osteopaths can manage a range of conditions including:
- Neck and back pain
- Ankle, hip, knee and foot pain
- Shoulder, elbow and arm pain
- Headaches/ Migraines
- Repetitive strain and overuse injuries
- Pregnancy-related discomfort
- Sports related injuries.
- Post-surgical pain/management
- Post-traumatic pain management (whiplash, post-fracture rehab, concussion)
- Stress, digestive related issues