Osteopathy treats pain and problems arising from both trauma and postural strains. Postural strain increases with poor ergometrics and repetitive tasks; computer use is a well-known example. Traumas, both recent and old, are a common cause of musculoskeletal pain. As a holistic modality, the effects of your lifestyle and work are considered in your presentation.
The ‘Art’ of the osteopath is to use direct human contact to quickly reduce both symptoms and strain patterns using minimal force. Strains are recognised by changes in joint movement and the accompanying soft tissues including but not limited to ligaments, muscles and fascia. Resolution of pain and the accompanying strains with a return to previous activity levels is the aim of treatment and is usually achievable.
What are some of the more common conditions you treat?
- Neck and shoulder pain and stiffness
- Back pain
- Sciatica and Leg pain
- Headaches and migraine
- Jaw and bite problems
- Sports Injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Hip and knee pain
- Arthritis and joint pain.
- Wrist pain and carpel tunnel symptoms
- Shoulder and elbow strain
- Work and Life related pain
- Childhood and Adolescent injuries
- Work and Motor Vehicle accidents