Osteopathy

Osteopathy is as drug-free, manual method of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints.

When the body is balanced and efficient it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living.

The neuro-musculo-skeletal system is the largest system in the body, constructed of muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and neurological parts that co-ordinate the whole system. This system is what enables us to express our thoughts and emotions. Correct mechanical functioning of this system, therefore is essential.



Osteopathy ensures harmony and balance to minimise wear and tear on the body and is safely and effectively used to treat people right from childhood through to their elderly years.

Osteopaths use a wide variety of approaches to treatment and can bring relief or improvement to conditions affecting people from all walks of life, from top level athletes, dancers, musicians, to office workers, retirees, babies/children and pregnant mothers.

What do Osteopaths treat?

Osteopathy is effective for a wide range of conditions including:

Upper/Lower/Mid back pain
Sciatica
Sports injuries
Trapped nerves
Frozen shoulder
Tennis/Golfers elbow
Neck/Shoulder pain
Whiplash
Headaches/Migraine
Occupational Strain
Joint pain/dysfunction – wrists, hips, knees ankles etc.
Arthiritis
Postural problems
Problems arising in or after pregnancy and in preparation of labour


What does treatment aim to do?

Restore homeostasis and equilibrium
Restore muscle and joint function
Improve and maintain flexibility
Reduce muscle spasm
Maintain healthy nerve supply
Improve circulation

What does treatment Involve?

Osteopaths consider each person as an individual. At your first visit, a detailed case history will be taken. This will involve a discussion regarding you current symptoms as well as questions concerning your general health and previous medical history. 

You will then normally be asked to perform a series of simple movements so your posture may be assessed. Then using palpation, points of strain, weakness or poor function may be identified.

A diagnosis will then be made and a treatment plan made. This will be fully discussed with you. 

The treatment may consist of massage of the soft tissues, joint articulation and manipulation techniques as well as a range of gentle techniques to balance tissues of the body. 



With added exercises, posture and health advice, osteopathy helps to reduce your symptoms and improve your health, wellbeing and quality of life.