What do we treat ?
As osteopaths, we are experts in joints, muscles, ligaments and tissues and the way they work with other systems in the body. We can quickly identify whether you’re setting yourself up for future problems from your posture, gait and the way you hold yourself and, more often than not, we’ve clocked what’s wrong with you before you’ve eve had a chance to explain your symptoms.
The main benefits are to stop symptoms recurring and to restore balance. Osteopathy treatment not only reduces pain but also helps improve natural movement, posture and helps increase the blood flow to the affected areas. This helps to prevent stiffness from recurring.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage with the aim of:
increasing the mobility of joints
Relieving any muscle tension
Enhancing the blood supply to tissues
Helping the body to heal naturally.
We use a range of techniques, but not drugs or surgery, if we feel a patient needs further treatment or surgery, we will refer them to a GP or Orthopaedic Surgeon.