Osteopathy is a 5 year university qualification and is a holistic form of healthcare that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. This system includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and is responsible for supporting and moving the body. Osteopathy aims to improve the function of this system by identifying and treating areas of restriction or dysfunction, which can cause pain and discomfort, and contribute to a wide range of health problems.
One of the key benefits of osteopathy is its ability to address the root cause of pain and discomfort, rather than simply treating symptoms. Osteopaths use a range of techniques, including manipulation, stretching, and massage, to release tension in the body and promote healing. This can help to reduce pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall well-being.
Another benefit of osteopathy is that it can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, and sports injuries. It can also be used to help with conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth, such as sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome. Additionally, osteopathy can be used as a preventative measure to help maintain good health and prevent the development of chronic conditions.
Osteopathy is safe and effective for all ages, from babies to the elderly. It is non-invasive and does not involve the use of drugs or surgery, making it a great option for those who want to avoid these types of treatments.
If you're experiencing pain or discomfort, or simply want to improve your overall health and well-being, Osteopathy can help. With the help of an experienced practitioner, you can achieve lasting relief from pain and discomfort, and improve your overall quality of life. Book Online or call us to schedule an appointment.
What conditions do Osteopaths help manage?
Osteopaths commonly treat a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
The most common conditions in which patients consult an osteopath include:
Back Pain (including sciatica, disc herniation, joint sprain)
Neck Pain (postural restriction, whiplash, torticolis)
Headaches (migraines, tension headaches
Joint pain such as in shoulders, knees, ankles, and hands
Tendinitis and muscle strains
Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
Pregnancy related pain
Osteopaths also have a wide variety of gentle non-manipulative techniques for use on infants, small children and adolescents and the elderly.
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