What is Osteopathy
Osteopathy can offer effective pain relief for a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems. The body is an incredibly complex and interconnected organism and over the years, as a result of injury and lifestyle impacts, the body can become out of balance with itself causing headaches, backache, sciatica and more. Osteopathy offers suitable treatment for these problems and many more.
Osteopathy works to help restore balance to the body by ensuring the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues are able to work well together and in doing so, correct any underlying issues that may have been causing you pain (such as backache and headaches).
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
What happens during a session
On your first visit I will first take a full case history to help me assess your particular problem. I will then explain the method and outline what to expect. During the treatment I examine all the joints, making appropriate adjustments for each.
Should I find, or suspect, a problem which needs medical investigation, I will refer you to your GP.
How often do I need a treatment?
The number of sessions needed varies depending on age, nature and duration of the problem. Most patients need between two and six treatments.
Do I need to be ill to receive Osteopathic treatment?
As well as dealing with any problems you may have it is well worth receiving preventative treatments throughout the year perhaps quarterly or half yearly to maintain.