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Osteopathy

What Is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is the name given to the healing art laying its main emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the body, using massage and manipulation as its main tool in the treatment of restoring your body to a normal healthy state. It appertains to things that relate TO the bones- not the treatment OF bones! 


Osteopaths concern themselves with the mechanical workings of the body. This is based on the theory that the body functions optimally when its structure is normally aligned and in a normal state of tension. It also requires a normal level of hydration and nutrition. Osteopathy takes advantage of the body's natural tendency to strive toward a state of health and homeostasis by aiming to return your body to IT's normal.  


The Osteopath is trained to palpate (feel) the body's "living anatomy" (i.e. flow of fluids, motion and texture of tissues, and structural makeup).  It is my job to detect, diagnose, and repair any faults in your musculo-skeletal system. Amazingly where you feel your pain may not necessarily be where the problem lies. So our job is to ensure your body is "structurally integrated" and then work with you to ensure it stays that way. 


History of Osteopathy

Osteopathy was founded by Andrew Taylor Still (1828 – 1917) in America. He developed a reputation for treating where conventional medicine had failed, and then started a school to teach his methods. We us the generally accepted physical, medical  methods of diagnosis and treatment.  Our main emphasis is on the importance of normal body mechanics and we use manipulative methods to detect and correct faulty structure. 

What can Osteopathy treat?

  • According to the ASA 2016, Osteopaths are effective and registered to treat the following conditions:
    Arthritic pain
    Back Pain
    "Sciatica"
    Muscular Stiffness and spasm
    (Minor) Sports Injuries
    Cervicogenic head pain - headaches and similar where the problem comes from the neck
    Sprains & Strains
    Musculo-skeletal Work Related Injuries
    RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) & Tennis Elbow
    Torticollis/ wry neck or Neck Pain
    Stress Management / Tension
    Rheumatic type pains
    General low back pain both acute and long term
    Hip and knee pains and to assist with treatments of Osteoarthritis in those areas
    Frozen shoulder, shoulder pain
    Lumbago
    Fibromyalgia
    Muscle spasm
    Circulatory problems
    Cramp
    Digestion problems
    Joint pains; INCLUDING hip and knee pain and as an adjunct to OA treatment
    Prevention of Migraines
    To ADVERTISE, we can only make claims to treat the above conditions. If you experience something that is NOT on that list, PLEASE call up and ask us if we think we can assist you. 

There are some conditions we may be able to help with, or ease pains, and alleviate symptoms by our work, and I would try to advise on an individual basis. 

Remember, calls to our clinic are FREE with our freephone number 08009807151.

Will it Hurt?

Different Osteopaths work in different ways. Some perform the massage work very gently, others more strongly. We endeavour to ensure that the treatments are not too unpleasant, but are still effective. Manipulation is usually more of a shock than actually painful. A lot of the people we treat are in a lot of pain already, with difficulty moving. Obviously in those situations, almost everything will hurt but we aim to reduce your pain, so you might get a momentary discomfort followed by the relief you want.

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