How Osteopathic Therapy can help
Discomfort, aches and pains can all surface in a multitude of different ways and severity. Osteopathic therapy aims to eleviate these conditions and provide you with better living.
This is achieved through working with the body to repair and maintain using various different specialized treatments, each one tailored to a specific condition.
What it can affect
Osteopathy being an approach that works with the body’s abilities can be helpful with a wide range of conditions. Conditions such as :
- Generalised aches and pains
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
- Arthritic pain
- General, acute & chronic backache, back pain
- Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / Migraine prevention
- Frozen shoulder / shoulder and elbow pain / Tennis elbow
- Digestion problems – Joint pains
- Muscle spasms
- Inability to relax
- Rheumatic pain
- Minor sports injuries and tensions
- Circulatory problems / Cramp
An osteopath will take a detailed case history to obtain all the relevant information to the present complaint as well as information about the general health and history of each individual patient to gain an understanding of the condition of the strains that the each individual body has gone through and underlying condition that might need to be taken into consideration.
Then an examination will be carried out aiming to narrow down the possible causes of the discomfort and by testing performing orthopaedic, neurological and functional/osteopathic test as well as evaluate the state of the tissues with osteopathic palpation.
How we help
After we understand your condition the treatment will begin. This can be comprised of directed Deep Tissue Massage and stretching, joint manipulations (clicking/popping), joint mobilisation, work on the internal organs (visceral osteopathy) or cranial osteopathy. In addition Dry Needling can be used to either alleviate pain generally or to target specific muscles that have been overworking. This can be very helpful with acute pain as manual treatment might prove difficult due to the inability to move.
The treatment doesn’t end in the treatment room though. As each person is responsible for taking care of their body; advice and/or exercises will be recommended to the patient to enhance the effects of the treatment or to prevent the same problem from recurring.