What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a gentle form of hands-on treatment that focuses on the health of the body as a whole. Osteopaths not only focus on the problem, but try to identify why the problem occurred. This means we can often resolve the issue quicker, and may often prevent it from re-occuring frequently. We then treat the areas with a mix of gentle techniques before give you advice and information to speed your recovery, such as doing simple stretches and exercises. Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners so you don't need a doctor's referral. We are trained to recognise problems which would be better treated by your doctor and will advise if you should go to them.

What can we do for you?

Osteopathy helps with a range of problems affecting all age groups, including:

  • Back and Neck Pain
    Lower and upper back alike, either from specific inuries/events or for no apparent reason. Your pain could have been there from a few hours to several years and be moderate or severe.
  • Headaches and Migraines
    A lot of headaches and migraines can actually come from dysfunctions in your neck, and therefore tend to respond well to osteopathic treatment.
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
    Muscles and joints can start hurting for a variety of reasons: specific injuries and accidents are the more common cause, but they can also suffer from being used too much, for too long or simply in the wrong manner, which treatment can help with.
  • Long Term Pain Associated with Arthritis or Previous Injuries
    Muscles and joints can start hurting for a variety of reasons: specific injuries and accidents are the more common cause, but they can also suffer from being used too much, for too long or simply in the wrong manner, which treatment can help with.
  • Sports Injuries
    These include joint injuries, ligament sprains, sore or pulled muscles, or even pain associated with your sporting activity with no obvious injury.
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    The most common injury is whiplash, but various parts of your body can be affected by a crash depending on the circumstances, including arms/wrists, lower back or even legs.
  • Pregnancy Pain and Discomfort
    As you go through pregnancy your body will change its shape and how it deals with mechanical as well as environmental factors. Whilst this is normal, occasionally previous problems or your body type mean that it has trouble adjusting, therefore you experience pain. This can often become worse in the latter stages of pregnancy when your ligaments become more stretchy to allow for labour.
  • Unsettled Babies, Feeding, Sleeping or Digestive Problems
    The process of giving birth is not only stressful and hard on the mother but on the baby as well. The forces imposed on the baby during birth can often lead to a variety of troubles early on which can usually be resolved quickly through gentle treatment.