Osteopathy works on the principle that your wellbeing relies on all parts of your body working well together. Including bones, muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and internal organs. To help you back to normal function Osteopaths work with your body’s natural ability to maintain itself and promote restoration of normal function.
What can Osteopathy do for You?
Osteopathy is a system of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems. Osteopaths use a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of your muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and help aid your recovery.
Osteopathic patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.
Commonly Treated Conditions
Osteopaths are commonly known for treating back pain and postural problems including changes due to pregnancy, caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.
Patients have also found osteopathy helpful for joint pain, conditions such as digestive issues, circulatory problems, neuralgia and problems sleeping and for the symptoms of many others. Commonly treated conditions include;
*Arthritis, *Back pain, *Foot pain, *Hand & Elbow pain, *Headache, *Hip pain, *Knee pain, *Neck pain, *Shoulder pain.
We frequently work alongside other health professionals, such as GPs, nurses and midwives as well as alternative medical practitioners. Osteopathy works well to complement other medical interventions including surgery and prescribed medication. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises that GPs can safely refer patients to an osteopath for treatment.
We will take the time to understand you, and your unique combination of symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. This helps us to make an accurate diagnosis of the causes of the pain or lack of function, rather than just addressing the site of the condition. Following a physical assessment, we can formulate a treatment plan to achieve the best outcome for you.
You can usually remain fully clothed during your treatment however, you may be asked to remove some clothing, for your comfort you may wish to bring shorts and a t shirt, or wear close fitting clothes.
The number and frequency of sessions you will need depends on how long you’ve been unwell and the intensity of your problem.
Who should choose Cranial Osteopathy?
Cranial osteopathy is a gentle, safe and effective treatment approach of a wide range of problems in the whole body. It follows all the principles of osteopathy, and is used throughout the body and, unlike Osteopathy, it also includes the structures inside the head.
Cranial osteopaths are commonly known for treating children and pregnant women as the treatment is so gentle and non-invasive. However, we also treat people of all ages, with many different conditions, and many osteopaths will combine cranial and more structural techniques into a treatment if required/indicated.
Booking Your Treatment
You can check availability and book your Osteopathy treatment online.
Alternatively, give our Reception a ring on 01273 251575. For specific treatment enquiries email Frithe or Rory via our contact form.
If you’re unsure if Osteopathy is for you Frithe and Rory offer free 15 minute consultations to discuss your specific health issues.