Osteopathy is a system of diagnosing and treating mechanical imbalances of the body which may result in or aggravate a variety of symptoms or conditions. However you don’t have to have a specific problem to benefit from Osteopathic treatment as it improves a person’s body mechanics which helps with the development of a better posture.A refined sense of touch known as palpation is used to detect soft tissue strains and joint restrictions. The aim of treatment is then to restore balance and function of such structures and thus alleviate tension and pain. This is achieved by using a variety of manual techniques which included massage, stretching, joint manipulation.
Cranial osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment to encourage the release of tension in the body. This is accomplished by the application of gentle pressure to the head and body and it is suitable for people of all ages.
Babies and children
The treatment of babies and children with cranial osteopathy is becoming increasingly popular. Osteopaths do not treat specific conditions but aim to encourage balance within the body to improve well being.
Conditions commonly treated by Osteopaths
- Acute and chronic low back pain*
- Acute and chronic neck pain*
- Generalised aches and pains
- Cramp and localised circulatory problems
- Digestive problems
- Frozen shoulder
- Joint pain and muscle spasm
- Headache and dizziness originating from the neck
- Minor sports injuries
- Osteoarthritis (Hip and knee)
- Shoulder girdle pain
- Tennis elbow
- Inability to relax
*If directly resulting from injury or accident, please first consult a medical practitioner.