What we treat

This list of conditions is by no means exhaustive but it illustrates some of the more common symptoms seen in clinic. If you are still unsure whether osteopathy is for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Back Pain

Back pain is a very common condition affecting 4 out of 5 people within their lifetime. Often there is associated pain and discomfort radiating into the groin or legs. Most cases, whilst very painful, can be helped quickly and effectively, especially if seen promptly.

Headache, Neck and Shoulder Pain and Neck pain with nerve pain into the arm(s)

Neck pain (+/- nerve pain) is commonly associated with shoulder pain and headache, often associated with stress, driving or postural problems, these symptoms can be helped with osteopathic treatment. Shoulder pain in isolation, from trauma or from an unknown cause can occur at all ages and for a variety of reasons. Taking a thorough history of the condition often identifies the cause. Treatment combined with prescribed exercise advice can often resolve the problem.

Headache in isolation is a more complex condition. Osteopathy has been proven to help with cervicogenic headache – where the pain originates from tensions within the muscles of the neck. More often that not, headache is a more complex condition, requiring not only a multi practitioner approach, but nutritional and lifestyle changes as well. Osteopathic treatment can help identify any mechanical cause as well as suggest lifestyle/ nutritional changes.

Sports injuries

Whether you’re a ‘weekend-warrior’, a seasoned professional or a new starter, injuries happen. Osteopathic treatment can often benefit sports men and women at all levels of performance to help speed-up recovery from injury, restore normal function and prevent further injury.

Hip, Knee and Foot Pain

These ailments can occur in isolation, or as a result of poor function in one or all of these joints. Whether injured during sport/activity, disuse, or even wear and tear, osteopathic techniques of soft tissue and joint articulation can help to gently ease muscular tensions to restore normal, pain free function.

Before and after surgery

Treatment combined with exercise advice can help to maintain mobility and improve muscular strength both pre and post surgery/joint replacement, hence improving the outcome of orthopaedic operations.

Arthritis (osteoparthristis)

This occurs as a result of wear and tear in a joint, it mainly occurs in older age but the process can be accelerated after injury, through disuse, or due to genetic predisposition. Whilst the wear on the joint cannot be reversed, the function of the joint can often be improved through soft tissue massage and joint articulation. Hands-on treatment can help to ease the pain and discomfort, enabling you to perform prescriptive exercise to strengthen the joint against further wear or return you to the activities you enjoy.

Spinal pain during pregnancy

Postural and weight changes during pregnancy are a common cause of back, hip, leg (‘sciatica’) and neck pain experienced during pregnancy. As your body adapts to the changes, your organs are affected too, often resulting in digestive and breathing discomfort. Gentle supportive osteopathic treatment helps the spine and its associated ligaments to adapt to the changes as your baby grows, by aiding this process, associated symptoms within the organ systems of the body often settle down.

What we treat

This list of conditions is by no means exhaustive but it illustrates some of the more common symptoms seen in clinic. If you are still unsure whether osteopathy is for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Back Pain

Back pain is a very common condition affecting 4 out of 5 people within their lifetime. Often there is associated pain and discomfort radiating into the groin or legs. Most cases, whilst very painful, can be helped quickly and effectively, especially if seen promptly.

Headache, Neck and Shoulder Pain and Neck pain with nerve pain into the arm(s)

Neck pain (+/- nerve pain) is commonly associated with shoulder pain and headache, often associated with stress, driving or postural problems, these symptoms can be helped with osteopathic treatment. Shoulder pain in isolation, from trauma or from an unknown cause can occur at all ages and for a variety of reasons. Taking a thorough history of the condition often identifies the cause. Treatment combined with prescribed exercise advice can often resolve the problem.

Headache in isolation is a more complex condition. Osteopathy has been proven to help with cervicogenic headache – where the pain originates from tensions within the muscles of the neck. More often that not, headache is a more complex condition, requiring not only a multi practitioner approach, but nutritional and lifestyle changes as well. Osteopathic treatment can help identify any mechanical cause as well as suggest lifestyle/ nutritional changes.

Sports injuries

Whether you’re a ‘weekend-warrior’, a seasoned professional or a new starter, injuries happen. Osteopathic treatment can often benefit sports men and women at all levels of performance to help speed-up recovery from injury, restore normal function and prevent further injury.

Hip, Knee and Foot Pain

These ailments can occur in isolation, or as a result of poor function in one or all of these joints. Whether injured during sport/activity, disuse, or even wear and tear, osteopathic techniques of soft tissue and joint articulation can help to gently ease muscular tensions to restore normal, pain free function.

Before and after surgery

Treatment combined with exercise advice can help to maintain mobility and improve muscular strength both pre and post surgery/joint replacement, hence improving the outcome of orthopaedic operations.

Arthritis (osteoparthristis)

This occurs as a result of wear and tear in a joint, it mainly occurs in older age but the process can be accelerated after injury, through disuse, or due to genetic predisposition. Whilst the wear on the joint cannot be reversed, the function of the joint can often be improved through soft tissue massage and joint articulation. Hands-on treatment can help to ease the pain and discomfort, enabling you to perform prescriptive exercise to strengthen the joint against further wear or return you to the activities you enjoy.

Spinal pain during pregnancy

Postural and weight changes during pregnancy are a common cause of back, hip, leg (‘sciatica’) and neck pain experienced during pregnancy. As your body adapts to the changes, your organs are affected too, often resulting in digestive and breathing discomfort. Gentle supportive osteopathic treatment helps the spine and its associated ligaments to adapt to the changes as your baby grows, by aiding this process, associated symptoms within the organ systems of the body often settle down.