Osteopathy

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a manual therapy which uses a range of techniques to treat injuries, aches and pains, stiffness, headaches or general tension. By improving the functioning of the body as a whole, it allows freedom of movement and improves general well-being.

Treatment techniques will depend very much on the individual patient and will range from gentle soft-tissue release to joint manipulation.

Cranial Osteopathy is a very gentle but effective technique which may be used to treat a wide range of problems in babies, adults and the elderly.

Here is a list of the kind of issues we deal with:

Bio-mechanical problems
Back, pelvic and neck pain, head-aches and jaw pain, shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, hand and foot pain.

Age-related aches and pains
Osteopathic treatment for arthritic joints can effectively improve mobility and reduce pain.

Work-related injuries
Work posture and repetitive movements may place excessive demand on the body and can lead to muscle fatigue, headaches and repetitive strain injuries.

Sports performance and injuries
Optimising performance in sport by improving quality and flow of movement through the body. Treatment of sprains, strains and resolving fractures.

Postural problems
Poor posture can cause pain or discomfort and the cumulative pressures placed on certain parts of the body can eventually cause problems. This can be corrected.

Pregnancy-related pain
Osteopathy can address difficulties the body faces in adapting to changing body shape, weight and ligamentous laxity associated with pregnancy.

Developmental problems
Poor postural habit can be addressed in childhood preventing development of problems in the future.

Jessica Ellerton