Osteopathy

Treatment for the whole family

Osteopathy is a primary health profession diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical conditions.

Osteopaths believe that body has the ability to self-healing, self-regulation, recovery and personal well-being depends on the optimal function of the skeleton, ligaments, muscles, and connective tissue.

To achieve optimal body balance, freeing trapped nerves, increase blood circulation, increase joint motion, reduction of muscle tension, osteopaths use touch, massage, joints, and spinal manipulation, stretching, or lymphatic drainage.

All ages can be treated by osteopaths. Osteopathic treatment involves various diagnostics methods depending on the problem and age of the patient.

 

All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Read more...(FAQ).

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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, orthopedic 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. We suggest you wear modest underwear or gym wear, so you are comfortable. If you are asked to remove outer clothes, you should be offered a gown or covered with a towel during the treatment. It’s important that you feel comfortable, so wear a loose shirt or T/shirt, and loose pants or shorts, or bring loose clothes with you to change into at the appointment (for women sports bra is appropriate). However often you will be asked to remove some clothing for treatment.

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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