Osteopathy

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual medicine, which focuses on identifying and treating the cause of the problem and not only the symptoms.

Osteopathy is based on the principle that health depends on the smooth functioning of different parts of the body, such as joints, muscles, and bones. In the occasion where one area gets injured or stiffens up, it can cause other areas to overcompensate, which result in pain.

During the osteopathic consultation you will undergo a detailed physical assessment of the body, to identify why are you having symptoms and what structures are responsible for it. During the examination, you may be asked to perform some movements with your back, neck or other joints to understand how they work and to identify potential problems. An osteopath may also adopt passive joint examination and special orthopedic tests to identify the tissue causing symptoms and create a treatment plan.

The treatment involves osteopathic joint articulations including high-velocity low amplitude thrust techniques, which help to improve the mobility of the joints and reduce the inflammation. Soft tissue techniques such as muscle stretches and massage can be used to relax the tension and relieve the pain. Specially tailored exercises may be advised for self-management and prevention.

Osteopathy can help with:

  • Lower back pain
    Sciatica
    Neck pain
    Shoulder pain
    Frozen shoulder
    Muscle spasm
    Cramp
    Joint pain
    Hip pain (incl. osteoarthritis)
    Knee pain (incl. osteoarthritis)
    Elbow pain
    Tennis elbow
  • Minor sports injuries
    Neuralgia
    Circulatory problems
    Headache (cervicogenic)
    Migraine (prevention)
    Arthritic pain
    Rheumatic pain
    Digestion problems
    Generalised aches and pains
    Fibromyalgia
    Tension and inability to relax

To understand, how osteopathy can help you, book yourself for initial osteopathic consultation.