Osteopathy, Manual Therapy for the Whole Body
Osteopathy is a hands-on manual therapy encompassing manipulation and mobilisation of the spine and peripheral joints, as well as deep tissue massage, to minimise pain and improve mobility.
Most people associate osteopaths with back pain, and rightly so as approximately 80% of people visiting an osteopath do so for low back or neck pain. However, as part of their 4 year degree, all osteopaths complete a minimum of 1000 hours clinical practice and deal with patients’ of all ages with a multitude of complaints.
In addition to its effectiveness in treating chronic and acute back and neck pain, osteopathy has also been shown to be valuable in the treatment of a whole range of conditions including;
* Certain types of dizziness
* Cervicogenic headache
* Migraine Prevention
* Shoulder and elbow pain
* Hip pain including arthritis
* Knee pain including arthritis
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The practice of Osteopathy was founded in the late 19th century by Dr Andrew Taylor Still, based on the underlying principle that the structure and function of the body are mutually dependent. Flaws in the structure can affect the blood supply, nerve supply and lymphatic drainage, opening the gate to dysfunction and disease which often results in pain.
Osteopaths, without the use of drugs or surgery, aim to restore your body to a state of balance using manipulation and mobilisation of the spine and peripheral joints to relieve muscle tension and enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues.
Every treatment and any advice given are tailored to acknowledge the unique individuality of each and every patient making osteopathy suitable for everyone irrespective of their age.
First appointments, which include a full consultation, examination and treatment, last around 60 minutes. Follow-up appointments last 45 minutes.
Osteopathy frequently asked questions
“When every part of the machine is correctly adjusted and in perfect harmony, health will hold dominion over the human organism by laws as natural and immutable as the laws of gravity” – Dr A. T. Still.