What is Osteopathy?
The Principles of Osteopathy teach us to look at the WHOLE body, we understand that things don’t happen in isolation. The body is constantly adapting to what stimulus we put onto it. This means we take you, the ENTIRE you into consideration. We listen to your story and look at how we can improve your symptoms so that you don’t have to suffer anymore.
Osteopathy is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on the relationship between the Nervous and Musculoskeletal system. In other words, the relationship between the nerves, muscles, bones, lymphatics and other connective tissue that support your body and control its movements.
An Osteopath is only a human engineer, who should understand all the laws governing his engine and thereby master disease.
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Our core values and beliefs as Osteopaths:
The Body is a Holistic Unit
Nothing gets injured on its own, everything is connected and interrelated, that means nothing heals on its own.
This means we take the entire body into consideration, not just the symptom you may be presented with.
The Body has its own Self Regulatory and Self – Healing Mechanisms
The body has all the resources and mechanisms it needs to adapt and overcome.
Our role as Osteopaths is to identify and remove any blockages in the body that are impeding the healing process, leading to toxicity or deficiency in key resources.
The body’s structure and Function are interrelated
We can only function as well as our body allows us too.
Our role as Osteopaths is to improve Biomechanics so that the internal architecture of our body can function optimally and increase output.
When you come in, we will get to know you, your story and why you’re here.
We use a range of assessments to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of the pain, dysfunction or presenting symptom.
If appropriate, we will then use a range of hands on techniques that may provide relief from musculoskeletal pain, discomfort and accelerate the healing process.
The methods we may use include:
- Soft Tissue Massage
- Myofascial Release
- PNF Stretching
- Kinesiology Taping
- Joint Mobilisation & Manipulation
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Vagal Nerve Stimulation
At the end of your treatment, we will suggest ways in which you can manage your symptoms at home and complement our treatment. This may include exercise prescription & lifestyle management, these will focus on your body’s ability to recover, strengthen and maintain. This is the key to long term change and lifelong results.
Osteopathy can help many different types of symptoms and conditions. We aim to help you manage your pains and restrictions so that you can continue your life as pain free as possible.
Really helping me with my back pain.. amazing advice, very helpful and friendly always there to listen to you! Would 100% recommend to go and see Jess
“Its amazing having someone so knowledgeable and hard working in the gym. I have been struggling with some knee and shoulder issues recently and a few weekly session later Im back to doing pain free pistols and strict handstand push ups. Something that hasn’t happened in a long time. Would recommend to anyone who needs fixing or is taking their training and rehab/prehab seriously!”
– Jan, CrossFit Gym owner
To find out how we can help you heal, recover, strengthen and get to the root of your pain make sure to get in touch or go straight ahead book with us online.
Not sure if this is suitable for you?
Here’s a list of symptoms and conditions we have helped with and can assist with using Osteopathic techniques:
- Muscle Strain
- Ligament Strain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow, Wrist or Hand Pain
- Shin Splints
- Lower Back Pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee, Foot or Ankle Pain
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Professional personal service, excellent treatment! Thank you!Dan