Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a variety of musculo-skeletal problems.
It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
Osteopathy for pain relief
Pain is a warning signal that something is wrong. It is the body's natural defence mechanism to alert you to a problem. Osteopaths diagnose the cause of pain and can do a lot to reduce the level of your pain and suffering, whether it is a long-standing condition or a new injury.
Osteopathy for back and neck complaints
The vast majority of patients that see an Osteopath will do so because of back or neck pain. Osteopathic manipulation is widely regarded as the established treatment for mechanical problems of the spine.
Osteopathy and Arthritis
A large proportion of Osteopaths' time is spent dealing with the pain and suffering caused to patients as a result of arthritis. Many people mistakenly assume that the symptoms of arthritis are untreatable and that they must learn to live with pain and stiffness. Although the arthritic changes cannot be reversed, in many cases Osteopaths can help to relieve pain and improve the quality of life for arthritis sufferers.
Osteopathy and Sports Injuries
Whether you are a professional athlete or just exercising for fun the less time you are away from your sport due to injury the better.
Osteopathy and Pregnancy
Osteopathic treatment throughout pregnancy can help the body adapt to the changes which are taking place. After a thorough assessment, gentle osteopathic treatment may help to relieve the aches and pains caused by the growth of the baby and the mother's reaction to this growth.