Handside Osteopathic clinic



Barbara Sherringham
What to Expect
Animal Osteopathy

About osteopathy

Osteopathy is a holistic health care system, which considers the whole person including the general life-style of the patient in order to reach the root cause of their problem. Therefore osteopaths do not limit themselves to only treating them muscles and skeleton but include exercise, diet, hydrotherapy and relaxation as part of the treatment plan.

Why is osteopathy beneficial?

Osteopathic treatment consists of different techniques to aid and increase the mobility within restricted joints and to relax and stretch tight musculature. This in turn will help to improve the circulatoin and nutrition to the all of the surrounding tissues.

What types of injuries are treated?

Osteopaths treat tendons, ligaments and the joint capsules which surround the joints. Treatment works on the muscles, fascia, bursa and nerves, spinal disc, lymph and the blood supply via arteries and veins.


Medical conditions treated include

Generalised aches and pains
Joint pains including hip,knee,shoulder and elbow pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise.
Arthritic pain
General, acute and chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
Headaches arising from neck (cervicogenic)/ migraine prevention
Digestive problems
Muscle spasms
Inability to relax
Rheumatic pain
Minor sports injuries and tensions

If you have major concerns regarding your symptoms it is advisable to seek advice from your GP.






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