An Osteopath aims to restore mobility to the body in order to reduce or alleviate pain. Osteopathy is a manipulative therapy that specializes in joint, muscle and ligament problems, experienced in both the spine and peripheral joints.
A lot of people don’t even know what Osteopathy is, which is a great shame as they are unaware of the huge benefits it can offer in managing a wide range of medical conditions. Osteopathy is a well-established system of diagnosis and treatment based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on all components of the body functioning well together, including the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues. Osteopathic treatment strengthens these systems so that the body is encouraged to regain it’s naturally healthy state.
The whole body
Osteopaths believe that for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. As a result, treatment focuses not just on the problem area but on restoring the whole body to a state of balance, without the use of drugs or surgery.
- Neck pain relief
- Treatment for back pain
- Pain relief for sciatica
- Joint pain treatment, including hip pain relief and knee pain relief
- Treating arthritic pain
- Shoulder pain relief
- Headache relief
- Muscle spasms
- Treatment of work-related aches and pains
- Sports injuries
How it works
Osteopathy uses touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage/soft tissue to increase the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and help stimulate your body’s own healing mechanisms. Osteopaths can also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.