As a registered osteopath I aim to balance structure and function within the body, and improve health. Osteopathy treats the whole body, as no problem exists in isolation.
Structural, visceral and cranial osteopathy may be used, as appropriate, along with soft tissue techniques, stretches, and advice on posture and exercise.
Osteopathy can help a wide range of conditions such as :
- Back and neck pain
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Trapped nerves
- Repetitive strain injuries ( RSI )
- Muscle pains and strains
- Digestion problems
Pregnancy: Osteopathic treatment is safe throughout pregnancy, and can relieve the aches and pains often experienced at this time. After the birth, a post partum check for mother and baby can identify areas of stress or strain, and gentle osteopathic treatment can speed up recovery.
Osteopathy for babies and children: As babies and children grow and develop, changes naturally occur. Osteopathy may help with any imbalances or strains. In an osteopathic research study conducted by Clive Hayden, some parents perceived changes in their babies' behaviour with cranial osteopathy including reduced colicky crying, improved sleep, and less unsettled, irritable spells.
The later years: As the years move on, it can take longer to recover from injury or ill health. Although aches, pains and stiffness are common, these should not be considered untreatable. Osteopathy can often reduce discomfort and improve mobility, resulting in a more active life. Osteopathic treatment can also help with rehabilitation after joint surgery.