Osteopathy, What we do
Osteopathy is a gentle and specialised manual therapy approach which considers the body as a whole and sees each client as an individual.
Osteopaths examine the presenting complaint of the musculo-skeletal system of each client with the aim to assess areas of weakness and compensation and the resulting excessive forces on the bones, ligaments, muscles and connective tissue. Any imbalance will have an effect on the body to work as a unit and therefore may affect the general health.
Osteopaths have gained popularity for being specialists in treating lower back problems however many more dysfunctions and complaints can be treated. It has to be emphasised that the musculo-skeletal system builds the framework for the human body. It 'carries' nerves, arteries, veins, the lympathic system but also acts as a barrier for the internal organs. For this reason Osteopaths consider the general function of the musculo-skeletal system will have an effect on the functioning of the whole body.
Osteopathic treatment focuses on the biomechanics of the body which has a direct effect on the blood and nerve supply to facilitated internal organs for instance. Therefore osteopathy is not only recognised to help with joint pains, minor sport injuries and postural complaints but also will have an effect on the general health.
The length of an osteopathic treatment takes about 45 min up to an hour. During your first visit we will take a thorough case history, clinical examination and if osteopathy is appropriate for the presenting complaint treatment will be provided. The amount of treatments one requires will be discussed during the first appointment.
Cancellation Policy: We note that non-attendance or cancellation of appointments with less than 24 hour notice will incur the full fee.