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
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.
General, acute and chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
Headaches arising from neck (cervicogenic)/ migraine prevention
Inability to relax
Minor sports injuries and tensions
If you have major concerns regarding your symptoms it is advisable to seek advice from your GP.