Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. Osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and help prevent symptoms recurring.
A neurological physiotherapist helps restore physical function that may have been lost following injury to the brain or the spinal cord. This may include a Stroke, Head Injury, Spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease. A neurological physiotherapist will target problems such as:
Hand therapy is the non surgical management of hand disorders and injuries and post operative treatment using physical methods such as exercise, splinting and wound care.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Fractures / Dislocations
Soft tissue injuries
Joint stiffness/ contractures
Unexplained hand pain
Soft Tissue Therapy
Soft tissue therapists treat musculoskeletal injury, pain and dysfunction
Although sport can be a common factor with many of our patients, this is far from being the main issue we deal with. Soft tissue work is appropriate regardless of age, gender or level of fitness – there’s no need to own a tracksuit!
The benefits of soft tissue therapy for all patients whether elite athletes or stressed-out office workers include:
Improved posture & flexibility
Improved recovery & enhanced rehabilitation
Increased sporting performance
Injury prevention & improved muscle balance
Increased circulation & removal of metabolic waste
Psychological and physical relaxation
Sports massage developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. It emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.
Naturopathy is a drug-free system of medicine, where we treat the body through natural healing procedures. When taking prescribed medicine, you may find that it doesn’t remove some of the pain you may be feeling – this is because it removes the symptoms; not the root problem. At Osteopathics, we aim to remove this common barrier and empower your body to achieve a long term cure for the problems you may be suffering from. Naturopathy uses natural products and techniques to completely reinvigorate your body.
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability. Physiotherapists combine their knowledge, skills and approach to improve a broad range of physical problems associated with different 'systems' of the body.
Paediatric Osteopathy is a system of natural medicine which uses gentle manual and cranial techniques to treat young children and newborn infants.
Medical Acupuncture (sometimes referred to as Dry Needling) is the use of filament needles to treat pains in soft tissues in your body such as your muscles, tendons and ligaments which ultimately restricts pain and restores the natural health of the area without the use of drugs. Based on neurophysiological theory, the therapy predominantly treats over-active muscles known as trigger-points or ‘knots’.
Cranial Osteopathy is a subtle type of treatment which promotes the release of stress and tension. It uses gentle and manipulative pressure that eases these from all parts of your body; including your head.
Sports Therapy is aimed at the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to their optimum levels of sport specific fitness, regardless of age and sporting ability. It utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
Ultrasound therapy uses high-energy sound waves (those above the range we hear) to help ease painful joints and muscles. The therapist guides the painless waves into the body from the head of an ultrasound machine.