What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. We work with the structure and function of the body, enabling your body to perform as efficiently as possible.
It offers a conservative approach to pain and injury, minimising the chances of interventions such as surgery or drugs. Osteopaths use hands on techniques such as: physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. We also provide advice on exercise to aid recovery, promote health and help prevent symptoms recurring.
Osteopathy is commonly used for:
- Sports injuries
- Work related injuries
- General day-to-day aches and pains
- Improving your movement efficiency
Your initial consultation will consist of; a full case history of your presenting complaint, including any previous issues and medical history. After this, a full physical examination is carried out, and if appropriate, hands on treatment will be given. Relevant exercises will also be prescribed as well as advice given for training and day-to-day life.