Osteopathy can be used for a wide range of medical conditions and is based on the principle that the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue need to function smoothly together for an individual to experience well-being. It is commonly used for Back, Neck and Joint Pain. Our Osteopath is also trained in: Deep Soft Tissue and Sports massage Exercise Rehabilitation Programmes Sports or Kinesio Taping
What to expect from your Osteopathic treatment
Our osteopath will spend time taking a full medical history, including questions about your general health and lifestyle and the symptoms or injuries that you are seeking help with. They can also look at X-rays and scan reports/ test results if available. You may need to remove some clothing, so the osteopath can see and touch the areas of the body causing concern. You could wear shorts and a close fitting T-shirt if you feel uncomfortable, so please talk to the osteopath about this. The treatment itself may include some manual therapy along with exercises you can do yourself and possibly some suggested lifestyle changes.
Is Osteopathy Painful?
Generally treatment is as painless as possible, but you may experience some discomfort during and after treatment. Your will always be warned if the technique that’s about to be used is likely to be uncomfortable and will stop if you say it’s painful. This discomfort can be relieved with an over the counter pain killer, which our Wellness Pharmacists can advise you on, and generally eases within 48 hours.