Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment that maximises body mechanics to achieve optimum health. Like Physiotherapists and Chiropractors, Osteopaths undergo a 4 to 5 year training and study pathology, anatomy, physiology and general medicine.
As a result we have a depth of education and experience that enables us to refer back to your GP when we find red flags. It is hands on and uses various massage techniques to joint articulations and manipulations to improve the functioning of the body and remove pain. I also use Ultrasound and Acupuncture.
More commonly patients present with muscular and joint problems but we also treat visceral problems such as IBS, asthma, menopausal problems and infertility.
Conditions commonly treated include:
- Neck arthritis, neck injuries from sport to waking up with a facet lock of the neck
- Back pain ranging from muscle strains to disc hernias /disc prolapse
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers elbow
- TMJ pain (pain on chewing etc.)
- Frozen Shoulder
- An array of Sports Injuries
- Knee pain
- Pelvic and Hip Pain
- SacroIliac pain (SI)
- Carpal Tunnel
Your first Treatment
Your first treatment will last about 60 minutes and I will take a comprehensive history of your injury followed by examination and treatment. Sometimes one treatment is suffice but commonly people require a follow up session.
Patients maybe referred by their GP or self refer.