What is Osteopathy?
The treatment of joints and soft tissue using gentle muscle relaxation and joint articulation techniques
Osteopathy is concerned with maintaining and restoring the equilibrium of this system. Detailed and thorough patient examination, diagnosis and treatment involving the use of highly-developed palpatory skills allow osteopaths to deal with a wide variety of conditions that respond to the manual osteopathic technique?
What will happen during my treatment?
In a typical treatment, the osteopath will use a carefully selected combination of specific techniques including relaxation of relevant muscles and gentle work on joints to improve range of movement. Each treatment is individually devised according to the practitioners findings and the patients needs.
As the osteopath takes an interest in the patients way of life, work and other activities, advice may be given on how to modify lifestyle to prevent further problems. In addition, exercises for the patient to follow at home may be suggested to involve the patient in the healing process.
Can osteopathy help me?
The range of conditions is wider than commonly supposed. For example, some kinds of headache, asthma and other conditions not apparently connected with the musculo-skeletal system can benefit considerably from osteopathic treatment. Some of the discomfort experienced by women during and after pregnancy can be treated with great success. Joint and muscular pain can be treated highly effectively by osteopathy.