Osteopathy is a regulated primary healthcare profession that provides a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Osteopaths focus for their four years of training to understanding the Musculoskeletal System (bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) and can therefore provide a diagnosis alongside specific treatment and advice tailored to the diagnosis and the individual.
Treatment combines hands-on techniques that involve massage of soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia), movement of soft tissues and joints, and manipulation of the joints and nervous system. The aim is to increase joint mobility, relieve muscle tensions and increase blood flow and nerve supply to soft tissues. Osteopaths also provide home exercise and health advice, helping people to help themselves between appointments, to aid recovery and prevent symptoms reoccurring.
I approach each person I treat as a unique individual, considering how their posture, work, hobbies, medical background and lifestyle have influenced their condition and symptoms.
What to expect at a consultation will be emailed to you on booking and can be found here.