Safe and effective treatment
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints. When the body is balanced and efficient, just like a well-tuned engine, it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living.
Osteopathic treatment restores good function to the body’s framework, its joints and muscles, using various techniques including soft tissue massage, joint articulation and manipulation. My aim is to get you back doing what you enjoy as quickly as possible.
Osteopathy is an effective, gentle and safe therapy. All treatment plans are carefully formulated to take into account a person’s level of general health, activity, age and medication programme.
What happens when you see an osteopath?
A referral from your doctor is not required before a private consultation.
An initial consultation, including case history, examination and treatment, lasts approximately one hour; any subsequent sessions last about 45 minutes. During these sessions the osteopath will take great care to explain to the patient what is occurring in the body, and to answer as thoroughly as the patient wishes any questions they may have.
What do osteopaths treat?
A variety of common conditions are treated, including the following:
- low back aches and pains, of whatever origin and cause
- neck pains, locks, whiplash injuries, headaches and migraines
- frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, wrist sprains and strains
- sacro-iliac, hip and knee problems
- sprains and strains of the ankles and feet
- aches and pains associated with pregnancy, the birthing process and the early stages of motherhood
- aches and pains associated with arthritic change, whether related to advancing years, or to occupation
- sports injuries, whether of traumatic onset or due to an imbalance in training
Whatever the symptom picture, the patient can be confident that an appropriate treatment regime and system of aftercare can be formulated for their relief. In the rare cases where an osteopathic treatment programme is inappropriate, speedy onward referral is made.