What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Its main strength, however, lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.
What to expect
Osteopaths use their hands both to investigate the underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment using a variety of manipulative techniques. These may include muscle and connective tissue stretching, rhythmic joint movements or high velocity thrust techniques to improve the range of movement of a joint. Gentle releasing techniques are often used, particularly when treating children or elderly patients.
When you visit an osteopath for the first time a full case history will be taken and you will be given an examination. You will normally be asked to remove some of your clothing and to perform a simple series of movements. The osteopath may need additional investigations such as x-ray or blood tests. This will allow a full diagnosis and suitable treatment plan to be developed with you.
Osteopathy can help a wide range of conditions:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Nerve entrapment
- Muscular problems
- Referred pain
- Postural problems and gait analysis
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- workplace injuries
- Joint discomfort
- PMS pain
- Sports injuries
Osteopathy can also help to reduce pain and stiffness in the less acute stages of arthritis and much more…
To find out more contact the clinic on 01932 888 663 or Andrea Lecky on 07792 868 935.
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