WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
For your body to work well, its structure must also work well – so osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. I use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. I can also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
My patients include people of all ages, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, repetitive strain injury, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.
OSTEOPATHY CAN HELP WITH
• Low Back Pain (acute and chronic) • Whiplash Injuries • Sports Injuries • Tension Headaches • Frozen Shoulder
• Neck Pain • Joint Problems • Shoulder Pain • Disc Injuries • Spinal Curvature • Postural Problems • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)