What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a treatment which works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of the individual depends on the skeleton, muscles and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. If you have suffered an injury, such as a fall, a strain or whiplash, osteopathy can help improve the mobility of your joints through gentle touch, massage and manipulation to help your body’s natural healing instincts.
NOTE: We offer our low-cost 'Osteopathy For All' service on specific days/times, or please click the practitioner images to the right for prices, availability, and further information.
Osteopathy may help the following conditions:
- Chronic lower back pain
- Joint conditions
- Neck pain
What can I expect from a session?
In the first consultation, a full medical history will be taken where you will have the chance to talk about your current condition. There will then be a physical examination.
The osteopath will then be able to inform you of what the problem is and how long it might take to correct it. The treatment will involve a combination of techniques to ease muscle tension. Some are similar to massage; others are so subtle you may not even feel them initially. The effects will be felt soon after treatment.