Why an Osteopath...
 
 
How can Osteopathic Treatment help You

Osteopathy is a proven medical approach to healthcare where recovery from injury occurs through restoring function to the nervous, circulatory, musculoskeletal and lymphatic systems.

At your initial consultation your posture and movement problems are assessed by your Osteopath and treatment is applied firstly to reduce your pain and discomfort and then to improve the way your body physically functions.

Whether you are being treated for your back or your feet, your treatment will be tailored to your condition and your osteopath will apply from a broad range of techniques the most suitable for your condition. 

 

Techniques incorporated into your treatment may include the following:

·              Soft Tissue Manipulation (massage)

·              Joint Manipulation

·              Muscle Contraction and Stretching

·              Mobilisation and Articulation (rhythmically
               moving a body region)

·              Exercise Therapy 

 

Osteopathy can treat the following types of conditions and more:

·              Back, neck and shoulder pain

·              Nerve problems such as sciatica

·              Headache and migraine

·              Muscle strain and spasm

·              Joint injuries (knees and ankles)

·              Arthritis
 
.              Asthma
 
.              Repetitive strain injury
 
.              Tendinitis
 
.              Chronic Fatigue   

·              Sports injuries

·              Pre and post natal problems 

 

 

The Recovery Precess

What to expect from your Osteopathic Treatment

After your initial consultation your osteopath will recommend a treatment process for your recovery. To help you understand what to expect over the course of your treatment here is a simple example of how your recovery might work;

Stage 1– Acute Care

You are treated by your Osteopath 2 times per week. This part of the treatment plan is specific and focuses on relieving the initial condition and providing relief to immediate and acute pain. 

Stage 2 – Recovery

You are treated by your Osteopath 1 time per week with massage and/or rehabilitation exercise forming part of this process. Whilst the treatment is still very specific to the immediate condition this part of the plan ensures you are on track for your recovery. 

Stage 3 –Maintenance

You are treated by your Osteopath 1 time per month with massage and/or rehabilitation exercise forming part of this process. During this stage, your Osteopath’s treatment objectives will be more broadly focused on a whole body approach to your healing and your treatment plan will be tailored toward prevention of your condition recurring. 
 
 
 
 
 
Boosting Your Recovery
from Injury

Once your osteopathic treatment has reached stage 2 of the recovery process it may be necessary to maintain and improve your body’s health through therapeutic massage and preventative exercise such as Exercise Rehabilitation.

Developing core muscles of your body which are essential to your postural health and wellbeing provide you with the stability essential to everyday movement, whilst massage produces specific physiological and chemical changes throughout the body. The combination of osteopathic treatment, massage and preventative exercise is the perfect way to increase your health, vitality and aid in your recovery process.

 
 
 
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