Osteopathy

Osteopathy is known as a holistic therapy
a system of health care that recognises
the relationship between the structure
and function of the body.

What is osteopathy

Osteopathy

As an osteopath I've noticed that many people only think about visiting an Osteopath when they have a bad back. I see the body as a whole system and osteopathic treatment focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of many musculoskeletal disorders.

It aims to restore optimal body function to maintain health, by treating the underlying cause of the symptom. This is also effective for the prevention of future problems.

Our modern lifestyle often makes our body age faster than it is designed to, despite all the comfort that is available to us. Osteopathy works to recognise imbalances in the body’s structure that may lead to altered function, pain and discomfort. Every activity you do regularly, from sitting on a train to holding your baby, or working in an office to lifting weights, jogging or dancing professionally shapes your body. Years of use, misuse and abuse lead to premature aging, discomfort and pain.

Using conventional osteopathic techniques - gentle massage, articulation, manipulations - as well as acupuncture, functional exercises and stretches, I am able to effectively treat a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions. My aim is to restore the body’s natural balance, improve your circulation, to reduce and cure pain and help to restore movement. And movement is life.

What we treat

What we treat

Although a great deal of osteopathic treatment is concerned with back pain and sciatica, there are many other conditions that may be treated successfully:

  • Lower back pain (acute and chronic)
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain and headaches (cervicogenic)
  • TMJ (jaw) problem
  • Shoulder pain and/or impingement, frozen shoulder
  • Elbow, wrist and hand problems
  • Hip, knee and foot problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Cramps, muscle spasms
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Aches and pains experienced during pregnancy
  • Coccyx pain
  • Circulatory problems

We help to relieve the symptoms and reduce discomfort associated with chronic illness:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Stress and related breathing problems
If you have a lifestyle or hobby that puts you at risk, then osteopathic treatment could benefit you by preventing an injury.

What to expect

What can I expect during an osteopathic consultation?

The initial consultation begins with a discussion of your current symptoms and a review of your medical history. This is followed by a full postural analysis and mobility testing.

Where indicated, special testing of reflexes, power, sensation and blood pressure will also be undertaken before the patient receives their first treatment.

For effective analysis of joint mobility, muscle tone and postural imbalances you will usually be asked to undress to your underwear. Please bear this in mind when attending your appointment, and feel free to bring a swimsuit or sports kit as an option. You are also welcome to have a friend or relative with you during the examination and treatment if this makes you more comfortable.