Osteopathy is a form of hands-on manual therapy which complements mainstream modern medicine. It is patient centred, meaning that we focus on you. We take a detailed medical history from you in order to gain a comprehensive insight as to why you are suffering with your symptoms. Osteopathy is a gentle, yet effective way of identifying and treating imbalances and restrictions in the body. Because of its gentle approach, osteopathic treatment is suitable for almost everyone, from childhood to the elderly and from the desk-based office worker to the elite level athlete. Osteopaths are able to treat both acute and chronic conditions, and can help the patient prevent the problem from reoccurring.
What can osteopathy do for me?
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 that the whole body needs to be working as a functional unit. We therefore take a holistic approach to identify the root cause of your problem.
We use a wide range of treatment approaches such as deep tissue massage, stretching and joint articulation and manipulation. Our treatments are not routine, we work with individual patients and create a treatment plan specific for your needs. Your osteopath will make every effort to explain the entire process including the techniques so that you will have a better understanding of your problem and what we are doing to get you functioning better.