About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a natural and safe form of manual therapy for patients of all ages. It is an established and recognised system of primary healthcare which diagnoses, treats and rehabilitates a wide range of medical problems.

Osteopaths believe that the body has its own capacity for healing. By using hands on techniques of massage, joint articulation and joint manipulation we are able to assist this capacity to heal by removing obstacles such as joint restriction, muscular tension and poor circulation. Treatment helps to improve your joint function and posture which in turn reduces compression and restriction on your internal organs helping them to function efficiently. As each person is different, osteopathic treatment is individual and will be tailored to what you or body needs and may well differ between treatments as you recover.

In our modern lives there are certain physical stressors such as repeated activities, both manual and static which, over time result in our bodies getting over tired, poorly supplied with energy (food) and unable to remove their waste products. It is this state that either causes pain sensors to trigger directly or predisposes us to injury. Osteopathy works to mobilise the joints and muscles, improve the circulation around the area of pain and help promote healthy movement to prevent reoccurrence.

Stress is also a major factor in musculoskeletal pain. For some, stress is the trigger for skin inflammation such as eczema, for others it causes headaches for others it may be IBS or indigestion. When we are stressed, we adopt poor postures, grind our teeth or maybe we just can’t sleep due to excess adrenaline and an inability to switch our minds off. All of these situations will reduce the amount of energy you have to hold your body up all day and predisposes you to experiencing pain in one or more areas. Where I cannot promise to improve problems in your skin and organ systems, it is possible that if we help to remove the musculoskeletal pain you are experiencing, your body will have more energy to be resilient against stressors.

There are other conditions which present themselves as musculoskeletal in origin but are actually a symptom that something is wrong. As primary healthcare practitioners, it is our responsibility to take a thorough case history and perform a detailed physical examination in order to identify when a condition is not something osteopathy can help with. In these circumstances, you may not be treated but referred back to your GP (with your consent) or referred to hospital.

About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a natural and safe form of manual therapy for patients of all ages. It is an established and recognised system of primary healthcare which diagnoses, treats and rehabilitates a wide range of medical problems.

Osteopaths believe that the body has its own capacity for healing. By using hands on techniques of massage, joint articulation and joint manipulation we are able to assist this capacity to heal by removing obstacles such as joint restriction, muscular tension and poor circulation. Treatment helps to improve your joint function and posture which in turn reduces compression and restriction on your internal organs helping them to function efficiently. As each person is different, osteopathic treatment is individual and will be tailored to what you or body needs and may well differ between treatments as you recover.

In our modern lives there are certain physical stressors such as repeated activities, both manual and static which, over time result in our bodies getting over tired, poorly supplied with energy (food) and unable to remove their waste products. It is this state that either causes pain sensors to trigger directly or predisposes us to injury. Osteopathy works to mobilise the joints and muscles, improve the circulation around the area of pain and help promote healthy movement to prevent reoccurrence.

Stress is also a major factor in musculoskeletal pain. For some, stress is the trigger for skin inflammation such as eczema, for others it causes headaches for others it may be IBS or indigestion. When we are stressed, we adopt poor postures, grind our teeth or maybe we just can’t sleep due to excess adrenaline and an inability to switch our minds off. All of these situations will reduce the amount of energy you have to hold your body up all day and predisposes you to experiencing pain in one or more areas. Where I cannot promise to improve problems in your skin and organ systems, it is possible that if we help to remove the musculoskeletal pain you are experiencing, your body will have more energy to be resilient against stressors.

There are other conditions which present themselves as musculoskeletal in origin but are actually a symptom that something is wrong. As primary healthcare practitioners, it is our responsibility to take a thorough case history and perform a detailed physical examination in order to identify when a condition is not something osteopathy can help with. In these circumstances, you may not be treated but referred back to your GP (with your consent) or referred to hospital.