Osteopathy is a physical therapy designed to diagnose and treat the musculoskeletal system of the body.
This is done using a holistic approach which means that all elements of the patient's well being are taken into account when assessing and treating their condition.
This may mean that at times areas of the body away from (read more)
What to expect
Initially the osteopath will take a full presenting history, discussing your presenting problem. This also includes a full medical history as well as any other previous problems that may be relevant.
Following this, a full assessment is carried out looking at the mechanics of the body, involving your posture, the health of the muscles and joints as well as any other elements that may be contributing (read more)
Treatment will usually involve a variety of soft tissue techniques working into the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Also articulation and manipulation of relevant joints will be used to try and improve upon their mobility and ranges of motion. In addition to this, stretching and traction of the spine may be carried out. These techniques are designed to improve upon your musculoskeletal health and so reduce your symptoms. (read more)