What Do We Treat?

What Do We Treat?

We treat people – of all ages and shapes and sizes and levels of fitness and health.  That means that you might have one or more areas that are concerning you.  Osteopathy is a very effective yet gentle treatment for painful conditions anywhere in the body.  There are four main problems that people consult us with; fresh injuries, old or recurrent injuries, degenerative and postural problems

You know what you did that caused the problem but your body needs help to repair quickly. Whether the damage has occurred to muscles, ligaments or
joints we will be able to diagnose your problem and develop an appropriate treatment plan to speed up your recovery.

Sometimes following an injury a recurrent or persistent problem develops. This is when a joint, ligament or muscle that was damaged never fully recovers. This can be due to a variety of possibilities for which osteopaths are skilled at finding and correcting, thus treating the cause and not just the symptoms.

Whilst we cannot turn the clock back and cure degenerative problems, such as arthritis, Osteopathic treatment is a gentle and effective way to encourage movement back into the joints and increase the health of the muscles, easing the pain and restoring you to your activities.

Sometimes you simply do not know when or what started the problem.  The symptoms might have gradually developed and built up over time or become noticeable whilst doing certain things such as working at the computer. These symptoms usually have a structural component to them that Osteopaths are able to recognise and correct.  We are also able to give advice about your posture and how to correct it by prescribing exercises that will help to maintain the body’s natural strength and balance.

Some typical problems we may be able to help with

  • Acute and Chronic Backache
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder and Elbow pain
  • Migraine Prevention
  • Hip and Knee pain
  • Generalised Joint pain
  • Minor Sports Injuries and Tensions
  • Arthritic and Rheumatic Pain
  • Digestion Problems
  • Circulation Problems
  • Fibromyalgia
Please rest assured that if we feel osteopathy is not suitable for your problem,  then our practitioners will let you know and give you advice on where to go next.