Osteopathy is based on the principle that the structure and function of the body are intimately related. If the structure is not balanced and healthy then the function is affected.
Osteopaths believe that the healthy balance and function of the musculoskeletal framework of the body is essential to whole body health.
Injuries such as a sprained ankle can lead the whole body to compensate for a limp. Stiffness or restricted mobility in the pelvis, spine, rib cage, shoulders and neck can make it difficult to compensate for the limp and aching or pain may result.
Osteopathic practice is a healthcare approach that provides a package of care that can include one or more of the following: manual therapy, health information, self-management advice and support, and/or exercise therapy, as determined by the individual needs of the patient.
Osteopathy is a gentle treatment suitable for children and babies – this is often referred to as cranial osteopathy. These osteopathic techniques are suitable for children at all stages of development. Cranial techniques are safe, gentle, and non-manipulative. They are often used when treating children and new born infants.
We offer osteopathic treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. The following list is by no means exhaustive but illustrates some of the more common conditions treated.
- Back pain
- Headaches, neck and shoulder tension
- Joint and muscle strain
- Pain during and after pregnancy
- Sports injuries
- After surgery
- Arthritic pain
- Frozen shoulder and tennis elbow
- Repetitive strain injury