What is Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the whole body, and believes the health of the individual’s foundation depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues working in harmony together.
Osteopaths assists the body’s own healing mechanism by applying hands-on stretching, soft/deep tissue massage and physical manipulation techniques to increase joint mobility, which relieves muscle tension and enhances the blood and nerve supply to the tissues.
If appropriate they may also provide advice on posture, work place setup, exercise and naturopathic dietary advice to aid recovery, promote health and prevent recurrence of symptoms.
Osteopaths can help identify the cause of pain or injury, and develop a safe and effective course of action to manage pain, in order for people to return and maintain an active quality of life.
Osteopaths can help with the following types of problems:-
• Neck / back pain & stiffness
• Frozen and stiff shoulders
• Repetitive Strain injuries
• Hip and knee problems
• Leg pain /sciatica
• Sports injuries
• Whiplash injuries / Trapped nerves
• Ankle and foot problems
• Arthritic pain and joint stiffness
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