Osteopathy and physiotherapy are safe approaches to healthcare and can be beneficial for everyone – from babies to the elderly. It is often thought that our treatment is ‘just for sore backs or bones’. Of course, dealing with back problems is an important part of our work; because your back is so important to you. Osteopathy and physiotherapy, as you will discover can also be used to treat wide and varied problems.
Osteopaths and physiotherapists working together increases our resources to offer you the best care.
Diagnosing and treating underlying causes of aches and pain
We can diagnose the root cause of a problem and decide which treatments will be most beneficial. Osteopathy and/or physiotherapy can then be used to help prevent any reoccurrence of these problems and strengthen your musculoskeletal structure.
Improving your comfort
Osteopathy and physiotherapy can reduce general aches and pains, headaches coming from your neck, low back and neck pain and discomfort from a variety of conditions including arthritis, sports injuries, sciatica, frozen shoulder and other joint problems. At Osteopathics, although occasionally our treatments may not be able to completely cure a problem, they may significantly reduce the level of pain and increase your level of flexibility; allowing you to continue activities which previously your condition might have prevented you from doing.
Keeping good physical health
We use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood supply and nerve function to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.
Performing at your best
Our osteopaths and physiotherapists will help you perform at your best at work or your chosen hobby by recommending exercises or arranging routine appointments to help you prevent problems arising again and holding you back from achieving a full active lifestyle. We believe that the healthy balance and function of the musculoskeletal framework of the body is essential to whole body health.
Treatment can help relieve discomfort which prevents you from relaxing effectively.
Changes in your body during pregnancy such as softening of ligaments, weight increase and altered posture can lead to added pressure on joints including the spine or pelvis. We can treat you and give advice on your posture, introducing techniques to make you more comfortable whilst reducing pain that you may develop.
For a growing family
Treatment may help children at all stages of development and may be complemented with simple exercises and advice that you can continue to implement. It can soothe and relax your baby; babies' skeletons are softer than adult's so we use gentler techniques including cranial osteopathy. Your practitioner will assess your child to see what might help.