What We Do
Osteopaths treat many conditions, most people think of us as ‘back specialists’. Back pain is what many osteopaths treat, but Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance, imagine, for example, a car that has one of its front wheels not quite pointing straight. It may run well for a while, but after a few thousand miles, the tyre will wear out.
You can apply this example to the human body, which is why it is so important to keep the body in good balance.
Osteopaths assess and treat people of any age from the elderly to the newborn and from pregnant women to sports people.
Your Medical History
Before we start to treat you, we ask about your medical history. We take time to listen to you and ask questions to make sure we understand your medical history and your day-to-day routine. We’ll ask you about things like diet, exercise and what is happening in your life, as these may give clues to help our diagnosis.
We may ask you to undress to your underwear so that we can look at your posture and how you move your body.
Osteopaths use a wide range of gentle manipulations, depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis. Treatment is different for every patient but may include techniques such as deep soft tissue massage, joint articulation, gentle manipulation and muscle / joint stretches to release tension, which all help to mobilise your joints and get you moving. Gentle cranial techniques may also be used.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
We aim to keep your appointments to a minimum. We will not keep you coming unnecessarily and will discuss your treatment and how we proceed at your first appointment. We will also tell you whether we can treat you or if we need to refer you to someone else.
Fees & Appointments
Please telephone the clinic for an appointment. If no one answers please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as we can. Please give us 24 hours notice if you cancel your appointment, so we can offer that place to another person.
Osteopathy May Help With:
Sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, sciatic pain, hip pain, knee and ankle pain, muscle pain, joint pain, arthritic pain, repetitive strain injuries, poor posture.