Osteopaths are well known for treating back pain but they are also able to treat other areas of the body. As osteopathy is a holistic form of treatment we study the whole muscular skeletal systems to enable us to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, here are just a few of the many.
Back Pain: Disc problems, low back aches, poor posture. A range of techniques can be used to help alleviate a wide variety of back pain.
Headaches: Neck and shoulder tension, caused by stress, whiplash injury or by activities such as prolonged periods of sitting or driving.
Joint pain and Muscles Strains: Osteopaths can treat joint and muscle strain in any part of the body, including the hips, legs, knees, ankles, feet, wrists, elbows, shoulders, arms and ribs.
Pregnancy can put extra strains on the back and pelvis causing pain. Pubic symphysis pain (SPD) and Low back pain to name a few. Many women find gentle osteopathic techniques can be very therapeutic and help the body to adjust, bringing great relief.
Sports Injuries: Osteopaths work with sports men and women at all levels. Treatment can help you to return to your chosen sport quickly after injury, or if you have a problem which is preventing you from reaching your potential and performing at your best, osteopathic treatment may help you reach your goals.
Sciatica: Irritation of the sciatic nerve that supplies the leg. However, it is often used to describe any pain in the leg, whatever the cause, whether it is related to circulation, referred pain from a back injury, trauma or nerve irritation. The most common causes of sciatica can usually be successfully treated.
Arthritis: Many people mistakenly assume that arthritis is untreatable and that they must learn to live with their symptoms. Osteopaths spend a large amount of their time in dealing with the pain and suffering caused by arthritis and in many cases are able to help considerably. Pain relief and lifestyle management improve the quality of life for arthritis sufferers.
Post-Operative Care: Recovering fully after an operation takes time and the correct exercise regime. Osteopaths can also help to remove compensation patterns you may have developed either before or after the operation due to pain.
If your problem is not listed here and you are unsure if we can help, please feel free to contact us to see if osteopathy is suitable for you.