Osteopathy deals with the diagnosis, treatment and management of neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions adversely affecting the body, typically aching muscles and joints. As a health care system complementary to other medical practices, osteopathy is suitable for most people and the gentle nature of the treatment makes it an ideal therapy for babies and the elderly.
What Your Osteopath Does
Your osteopath is skilled in assessing the mechanics of the whole body, the spine in particular. Using gentle manipulation and stretching of the muscles, ligaments and joints, osteopathy relieves stresses in the body that cause back and joint pain. Osteopathy can treat a whole range of conditions including common aches and pains due to strains, falls and overuse as well as more long-term back and neck problems. Osteopathy can also treat headaches and inabilities to relax.
Is Osteopathy Suitable For You?
Osteopathy is suitable for all ages, from babies and young children to the elderly. The osteopath adopts an holistic approach treating the patient as a whole providing physical therapy complementing the body’s ability to self heal. The musculo-skeletal system’s job is to support the internal organs, nerves, blood vessels and lymphatic system, so problems with the musculo-skeletal system can have an adverse affect on the rest of the body or vice-versa. That is why psychological and social factors often impact health and are important elements in the diagnosis.
Ailments Responding To Osteopathy
Below is a list of common problems that respond well to osteopathy. The list isn’t exhaustive so if you are suffering from something not listed then please feel free to chat to one of osteopaths to see if we can help.
We work to a strict code of practice and are registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
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