Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body.

 

Osteopathy adopts many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Its main strength, however, lies in the unique way in which the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the manual ‘hands on’ methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient. Osteopaths use a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of a person’s muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery.

 

Osteopathic treatment does not target just your pain but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if it is in good structural balance.

It is a frequent misconception that Osteopaths just treat back pain. This is not the case! We can help all of the following and much more:

  • Back Pain & Sciatica

  • Neck Pain & Stiffness

  • Cervicogenic Headaches

  • Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Problems

  • Foot & Ankle Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Trochanteric Bursitis

  • Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Patellar Tendionpathy

  • Knee & Hip Problems

  • 'Growing Pains' in teenagers

  • Post Operative Rehabilitation

  • Post Fracture Rehabilitation

  • Postural Problems

  • Arthritic Pain & Stiffness

  • Sports Injuries

  • Optimising your Sporting Function

  • Management of Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders

 

Osteopaths frequently work alongside other health professionals, such as GPs, nurses and midwives. Osteopathy works well in addition to other medical interventions including surgery and prescribed medication.

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises that GPs can safely refer patients to an Osteopath for treatment.

Was recommended after a period of long term shoulder pain which was starting to really get me down. Hannah was able from the first session to quickly understand the problem and worked in very friendly and efficient manner to improve from day one. I was absolutely amazed by results that I could feel straight away, came out a new man. I would recommend her services without question, truly a professional in her field. David, Hitchin.

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