Osteopathy is a well-established form of manual medicine, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions - problems with the muscles, joints, bones and associated soft tissues (such as ligaments and tendons), and their relationship with other systems of the body.
As a profession, osteopathy is best known for helping people with back and neck pain. However, osteopaths are skilled in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions in all areas of the body.
Osteopathic diagnosis and treatment is ‘hands-on’, meaning that osteopaths use a number of non-invasive techniques such as touch, joint articulation and manipulation, muscle stretching and massage. By improving joint mobility, reducing muscle tension and improving blood and nerve supply to the body’s tissues, osteopaths are able to relieve pain and enhance the health of patients.
Osteopaths believe everyone can benefit from a tailored, holistic approach to health. By taking the time to understand a patient’s individual history, circumstances and physiology (including their posture, movement patterns and the everyday physical and mental stresses they place on their bodies), osteopaths can offer their patients a personalised health improvement plan.
For more details on what to expect when you first visit an osteopath for treatment and for examples of the kind of problems osteopathy can help with, please go to the FAQs page on this website.
If you're still not sure whether osteopathy can help you, then please call Chris on 07793 051862 who will be more than happy to talk through your individual situation and advise on whether osteopathy is suitable for you.