Background Information / Osteopathy
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of healing which focuses on the Musculoskeletal system. It is a hands on manual therapy which uses various styles and techniques to manipulate the joints and soft tissues of the body to treat a range of conditions. Osteopathy is based on a set of principles which the practitioner applies to help the patient return to health it works not just at the condition causing the pain but at the whole postural adaptation seeking to alleviate factors that might be relevant in maintaining such a condition.
There are no restrictions regarding who can see osteopaths, you don't need a GP refferal to send you, and we treat everyone - children and adults.
What do Osteopaths treat?
Osteopathy may help you with:
- Muscle and Joint Pain
- Back Pain and Sciatica
- Neck, Shoulder and Arm Pain
- Hip, Knee and Ankle Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Some types of headaches
- Sports Injuries
- Pain Management and Injury Rehab
How many treatments will I need?
There are many different reasons why people are in pain and each person has a different way of responding to it. As a general rule acute conditions tend to respond to change relatively quickly, with more chronic conditions taking a little longer to resolve. A typical number of visits would be in the region 2-6, unless long term treatment of a chronic condition is necessary. It is the policy of this practice that if you do not respond to your treatment we will discuss other alternatives and try to find an approach that may be more suitable for you, or refer you for further tests or investigations if appropriate.