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What is Osteopathy?
Manual medicine focuses on total body health. Its unique holistic approach to health involves manual techniques to balance all systems of the body, to provide overall good health. Osteopaths are concerned with the musculo-skeletal system and how structure governs function and where there is dysfunction how best this can be restored.
Benefits of Osteopathy?
Through manual therapy Osteopath’s encourage the individuals natural ability to heal as a self regulating mechanism. This results in improved mobility, reduced pain, improved structural alignment as well as improved general well being. The circulatory, lymphatic and the nervous system can all be impacted in a positive way with osteopathic treatment.
What Osteopath’s treat.
Backache, headaches, whiplash, sciatica, sports injuries, arthritis, pre and post pregnancy back pain, joint and muscular strain, slipped or herniated discs, post surgery, computer related pain, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand. hip, knee, ankle foot pain, stress and tension related pain, life style and body “MOT”check.
What does Osteopathic treatment involve?
The first visit involves taking a full medical history along with a full structural and postural examination. The patient may be asked to remove some outer clothing whilst assessing through palpation musculo-skeletal health. Neurological and orthopaedic tests may be performed if necessary. Osteopaths may also refer to x-rays, scans, blood tests if needed. Once a diagnosis has been made, the osteopath will discuss treatment options along with a guide to the number of treatments you may need.
Osteopathic treatment can involve a number of different approaches such as deep soft tissue massage, stretching techniques. joint manipulation. Osteopath’s may also recommend exercises, postural advice, dietary advice and hydrotherapy as part of the patients treatment program.
Osteopathy is offered by Jane D’Arcy.