Osteopathy is a non-invasive, drug free holistic way to treat a wide variety of complaints. It focuses on total body health by treating the strengthening the musculoskeletal framework which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic symptoms.
Osteopaths recognise that the body is a self healing, self regulating and self correcting organism. A healthy body should be able to deal with health challenges and restore itself to optimum health afterwards. Physical and emotional imbalances and strains can impair the ability of the body to maintain itself in a state of health. The body finds it hard to cope and symptoms start to show.
Osteopaths diagnose and treat structural and mechanical dysfunctions of the body. The person not the condition is treated. All symptoms are taken into account and the osteopath works with structural imbalances that are present in the body to restore a state of physical balance to provide good health and well being.
WHAT OSTEOPATHS TREAT
Our Osteopaths have experience in treating a wide variety of health problems and believe that osteopathy has something to offer everyone. This list below describes some the common presenting conditions. The Advertising Standards Agency will only allow osteopaths to mention conditions where the efficacy has been proven by large scale clinical trials. This data is not available for many conditions that patients report improvement in, so they may not be mentioned here.
General aches & pains (including joint pain, arthritic pain, general, acute and chronic back pain or back ache, neck pain)
Lumbago/low back pain Sciatica
Headache arising from neck Frozen shoulder
Tennis elbow arising from back and neck Digestion problems
Inability to relax
Minor sports injuries
Hip and knee pain