Osteopathy

Diagnosis and treatment for all the family.

Osteopathy is a form of hands-on manual therapy which complements mainstream modern medicine. It is patient centred, meaning that we focus on you. Osteopaths are best known for treating back and neck pain, and for good reason… We’re very good at it! However, we also effectively treat every other joint in the body too. As osteopaths, we believe the whole body must work as a functional unit. We, therefore, take a holistic approach to identify the root cause of your problem.

Osteopathy is a gentle yet effective way of identifying and treating imbalances and restrictions in the body. Due to its gentle and adaptable approach, osteopathic treatment is suitable for almost everyone. From children and teenagers to adults and our senior citizens and from the desk-based office worker to the elite-level athlete, osteopathy can help in all ages and stages of life. Osteopaths can treat acute and chronic conditions and help the patient prevent the problem from reoccurring.

Osteopathy Can help with the following
  • Increase mobility of joints
  • Reduce pain
  • Relieve muscle tension
  • Enhance the blood supply to tissues
  • Help the body to heal

Osteopaths are best known for treating back and neck pain, and for good reason… We’re very good at it! However, we also effectively treat every other muscle and joint in the body too. As osteopaths, we believe the whole body must work as a functional unit. We, therefore, take a holistic approach to identify the root cause of your problem.

Osteopathy is a great treatment option for patients with:
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Back Pain during Pregnancy
  • Pain associated with stress, posture or work

What to Expect

Your initial consultation will last up to one hour. In this time, we will ask you questions regarding your symptoms, general health and activities and lifestyle. This complete medical history will allow us to understand better the pain and problems you have been experiencing as well as how the area was injured, what aggravates it and what you do to ease the pain. It will also allow us a better overview of your entire body to determine if osteopathy is the best treatment for you. If osteopathy is not suitable, we can refer you to your GP or request imaging (such as X-rays, MRIs, etc.) as needed.

It is best to wear something that you are flexible and comfortable in. It is ideal if we can see the area affected, but if you are not comfortable with this, it is not necessary. We will examine your posture, muscles, joints and tissue health. We may ask you to do some simple movements to aid this assessment. Once we have reached a diagnosis, we will explain this to you and discuss a treatment plan that is suitable for you. This treatment plan may also include exercises, diet and lifestyle changes.