What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that can have beneficial effects for a range of muscle and joint conditions. The foundation of osteopathic principles stems from the relationship between the body's structure and how it functions, whilst utilising the body's self-healing mechanisms.
Osteopaths diagnose and treat faults that occur because of injury, stress and disease to enable the musculo-skeletal system to work as efficiently as possible. Osteopaths use a variety of hands-on techniques, such as articulation, massage, stretching and manipulation of the deep tissues, muscles and joints, often with the aim of releasing areas of tension.
What we can treat
Osteopathy can be beneficial for people suffering with:
Neck and Shoulder Pain
Upper back pain
Lower back pain
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Posture Related Injuries
Pain associated with Pregnancy
There are many more conditions that can be treated, so if you would like to discuss your symptoms, feel free to contact us.
What To Expect
During the initial consultation, a detailed case history of the presenting symptoms and medical background will be taken, including previous medical investigations and procedures, current or previous medical conditions, lifestyle and diet and general health. This is important as it helps us form an accurate diagnosis and design a treatment plan tailored for you.
Osteopaths use a highly developed sense of touch called palpation, and through this skill, the health and tone of the muscles and joints will be assessed. An examination of general spinal mobility will be performed and posture will also be evaluated. Additional non invasive orthopaedic, neurological or other special tests may be performed during the initial consultation.
After identifying any ‘areas of dysfunction’, the findings and diagnosis will be explained, together with the appropriate treatment options. You may also be given advice and an exercise regime to help reduce your symptoms. If osteopathic treatment is suitable for you, follow up sessions may be recommended.
Initial Consultation - £45
Follow up Treatment (30 mins) - £40
Follow up Treatment (1 Hour) - £55
*Please note, there is a 24-hour cancellation and missed appointment fee of £20.