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Osteopathy

Treatment for the whole family

Osteopathy is a primary healthcare profession that diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical conditions by focusing on the relationship between the structure and function of the body. Osteopaths believe that optimal function of the skeleton, ligaments, muscles, and connective tissue is essential for self-healing, self-regulation, and recovery.

 

To achieve optimal body balance and alleviate symptoms such as trapped nerves, restricted joint motion, and muscle tension, osteopaths use a range of techniques including massage, joint manipulation, stretching, and lymphatic drainage.

Osteopathic treatment is suitable for people of all ages and the diagnostic methods and treatment plans used vary depending on the specific condition and the age of the patient. In the UK, all osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and must meet certain standards in order to practice.

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Pre-treatment information

​What happens at my first consultation?

Osteopathic treatment is a bespoke, hands-on treatment that begins with a detailed history, postural analysis, active and passive examination, orthopaedic tests, etc. finished with a designed treatment plan for the presented issue/condition.

Do I have to remove my clothes?

Depending on the area of your body requiring treatment, your osteopath may ask you to undress to your underwear. To ensure your comfort during the treatment, we suggest wearing modest and comfortable clothing, such as gym wear or loose-fitting clothing that can easily be removed or adjusted. If you are asked to remove outer clothes, you will be offered a gown or covered with a towel. It's important to note that some areas of the body may require partial nudity during the treatment, so please come prepared and wear clothing that allows for ease of movement. If you have any concerns or questions about what to wear, please feel free to ask your osteopath for guidance.

What conditions can osteopathy help with?

  • Achilles tendon pain 

  • ITB / Runners Knee

  • Lower back pain/sciatica

  • Scar tissue adhesions

  • Post-surgery rehab

  • Plantar fascitis

  • Calf strains

  • Tennis elbow, golfer's elbow

  • General muscular aches and stiffness

  • Athletic and sports-related overuse injuries

  • Chronic pain conditions

  • Whiplash and neck pain

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Hip Pain

  • Knee Pain

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries

Effectiveness

After 1 week, 89,5% of osteopathic patients report some level of improvement in their symptoms.

Patient experiance

96.4% patients say they are 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with osteopathic care. Osteopathic patients also report a high level of confidence in their osteopaths as their healthcare professionals.

96.2% of patients reported improvement six weeks after osteopathic treatment. Information downloaded from iOsteopathy.org/research-and-reports

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