Osteopathy can help all the family
Osteopathy, a recognised and established system of clinical diagnosis from head to toe,and is based on the principle that if the structure of the body is optimal, the inherent self-regulating mechanisms within the body will function to maintain health.
What to expect when visiting an Osteopath
An initial consultation and treatment if agreed between patient and therapist,a GP referral for further investigation,or other professional for example a podiatrist, (a specialist in lower limb biomechanics who assesses and fits shoe inserts to align the mechanical dysfunction you may have).You should come dressed i.e. loose fitting clothing however there may be occasions when a particular body part needs to be seen, for example how the spine looks and moves, however,this will be discussed with you.
You will be treated with respect, dignity and empathy and at no point should you feel uncomfortable!
Osteopathy (Manual therapy)
Techniques that are used in manual therapy can be direct or indirect, essentially this means that the therapist listens to what the hands are sensing through palpation and the appropriate technique is applied. The goal of treatment is to reduce pain and restore function. Techniques that are used should always be within the threshold of the individual being treated. Some of the techniques that can be used are, gentle traction and compressions,articulation,massage,muscle energy techniques (met), fascial unwinding and manipulation, however, if you the patient does not like manipulation HVT commonly known as the cracking procedure other techniques will be selected, your experience should be a positive one.
Osteopathy can be effective in helping a wide range of conditions for example;
- Generalised aches and pains
- General acute/chronic back ache/pain
- Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
- Hip and knee pain
- Shoulder pain including adhesive capsulitis ( stiff shoulder/frozen shoulder) Lateral epicondylitis( Tennis elbow) associated to back/neck dysfunction
- Foot pain for example plantar fasciitis
- Headache/Migraine prevention rising from the neck (cervicogenic)
- Dizziness for example Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Mark completed a CPD course and is qualified to apply the Epleys manouvere.
- Muscle spasms
- Inabilty to relax
- Rheumatic pain
- Minor sports injuries and tensions
- Digestive problems
- Circulatory problems
If your unsure if osteopathy could help you please call. 07920 487 607