Osteopathy

Osteopathy

Our Osteopaths

All Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council:

  • Fiona Passey
  • Farah Khan
  • Rhys Bastable
  • Julien Prosnier

What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of manual medicine that focuses primarily on the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, ligaments & connective tissue).

It combines scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology with clinical methods of investigation.

 

We use a range of techniques including physical manipulation, stretching, massage and gentle techniques such as cranial. We work under the principle that there may be a number of contributing factors to the symptoms and will therefore not only evaluate the area which is producing the symptoms, but also associated areas that may be contributing to the issue.

Apart from the manual therapy, we like to offer a package of healthcare which may include one or more of the following: health information, self-management advice and support and/or exercise therapy, as determined by the needs of the patient

What happens in a consultation?

  • Your osteopath will take a detailed case history and do an examination to determine the cause of your symptoms ( you may bring a chaperone and a towel will be provided for your modesty ,if not then please ask)
  • The diagnosis will be explained to you together with a treatment plan
  • Once you have understood and agreed to the treatment your osteopath will carry out the treatment
  • After your treatment you may be given advice on exercise, hydrotherapy, posture and relaxation
  • It will be explained to you that it is normal to experience some discomfort after the treatment due to the changes occurring in your body but that you should notice following  this that you feel the benefit of the treatment.
  • Follow up treatments will then be arranged

Osteopathy can help with:

  • Arthritic pain
  • General, acute and chronic backache or back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
  • Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Rheumatoid pain
  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Muscle spasms
  • Headaches arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
  • Lumbago
  • Frozen shoulder/shoulder and elbow pain/tennis elbow arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the neck and back
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions

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