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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy uses ‘hands-on’ techniques to influence the way the body works. By manipulating the muscles, tendons, joints, connective tissue and ligaments, treatment can provide relief to the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and also the circulatory systems of the body. In this way, it is seen as a form of manual medicine which can influence all systems of the body towards a more efficient and holistic state of health. The osteopath will use highly developed skills of palpation (feeling) to find areas of stress, strain or weakness in the body and after making a diagnosis, treat specific areas relating to your complaint. The techniques employed are safe, gentle and effective.

Most people come to see osteopaths because they are in physical pain. Headaches, backaches, neck pain and sporting injuries are the most common complaints that osteopaths treat. Osteopathic treatment is for everyone from young to old, to all family members and can help with a wide and varied range of conditions including:

 

  • Back / Neck / Shoulder Pain

  • Joint Pain

  • Headaches / Migraine

  • Sports Injuries

  • Pregnancy Related Problems

  • Trapped Nerves / Sciatica

  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

  • Stress Related Problems

  • Pain from Arthritis

  • Menstrual Problems

  • Bad Posture

  • Jaw Pain

  • Frozen shoulder

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