Osteopaths are best known for treating back pain, but there’s actually much more that we can do for patients. We treat people, not conditions, and take into consideration all aspects of health in each individual.
It’s usually a combination of factors that causes pain or discomfort. Physical trauma, occupational strain, stress or emotional trauma can cause a chain reaction that can echo through the communication networks of the body long after the initial stressor has passed.
Pain is not an isolated issue
Osteopathy connects the dots between the various systems in the body. By treating the musculoskeletal system, osteopathy can affect the neurological, endocrine, lymphatic and cardiovascular systems as well. We make sure there’s space, and harmony, in the system. By encouraging good motility and mobility, we give the system the best chance to heal itself.
Treatment is aimed at gently releasing and balancing areas of physical tension, returning the body to a state of balance and allowing the body’s own self-healing ability to restore wellbeing and health.
Osteopathy can help with:
- Stress-related aches and pains, such as headaches, neck and shoulder pain, back pain, postural problems, TMJ issues
- Period pain, pelvic pain, support through pregnancy
- IBS, Crohn’s Disease, and other abdominal complaints
- Various issues triggered by inflammation
- And much more
If you have questions about whether osteopathy can help you in your specific situation, feel free to contact me.
Osteopathy has a cumulative effect
While an osteopath can often give a patient some immediate relief in an acute situation, one treatment usually doesn’t solve the underlying problems. But an osteopathic programme of treatment and movement-based specific rehab has a cumulative effect, allowing the body to do its own part in healing itself in between sessions.
It’s important to remember that osteopathy isn’t a one-shot cure. Rather, it can lead to continuous improvement with lasting effects over a period of time.
Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of stresses throughout the body, including the head. It is extremely effective in treating people of all ages, from birth to old age.
It’s based on subtle movements rather than the impressive-sounding “cracks” that many people associate with a classic osteopathic adjustment. But those tiny movements can be incredibly effective at creating harmony in the body and getting rid of pain in the long term.
Experience what osteopathy can do for you.