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. Persistent untreated TMJD can lead to chronic pain, problems with eating or speaking, degeneration of the temporomandibular joint, depression, insomnia and
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJDs) are a group of pain conditions that affect the structures of the face especially jaw, neck and head. It is characterized principally by pain, limitation in jaw opening, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) noises or even tinnitus. Pain is often persistent and debilitating and can affect daily life and general well-being. Persistent untreated TMJD can lead to chronic pain, problems with eating or speaking, degeneration of the temporomandibular joint, depression, insomnia and
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Therapeutic Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) works by applying focussed energy to an area of pain or injury. Basically by injuring a painful area, what will trigger a new inflammatory response in the tissues to stimulate regeneration and recovery. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy was discovered during World War II and was first established in the 1970s for the treatment of kidney stones (lithotripsy) breaking them into smaller pieces, so they can be passed through urinary tracts and do not cause obstruction.
Dry Needling involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the region of a "Trigger Point". The aim of Dry Needling is to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain. Dry needling is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin with very few side effects. This technique is unequalled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.
The Bowen Technique offers tremendous benefit to clients with very little effort on the part of the practitioner. It can provide relief for many types of injuries and other health problems, both acute and chronic, and it does so holistically, via the body's innate healing mechanisms. The practitioner's moves deliver signals to the nervous system at specific locations (on muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves), and the body responds in its own time, within its vital capacity. While there are a few, very specific situations in which a particular 'procedure' is contraindicated, the Bowen Technique is appropriate for people of all ages, in all degrees of health.
Sports & Remedial Massage
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.
Medicinal Leech Therapy
Hirudotherapy or Medicinal Leeches Therapy (MLT) is a scientifically proven treatment using medicinal leeches. Hirudo medicinalis, Hirudo Verbana or Hirudo Orientalis have been used to treat patients for centuries. In the past, leeches have proved to be an effective treatment for a number of conditions including battle wound treatment. Currently, leeches may be used to assist in the treatment of abscesses, arthritis, glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, thrombosis and some venous disorders. Medical leeches may also be used in plastic surgery and in some blood circulatory problems. During feeding, leeches secrete a complex mixture of different biologically and pharmacologically active substances into the wound. Hirudin is the prominent constituent of leech saliva. It is sometimes used to describe all the active constituents in the leech saliva.