Osteopathy for You


Osteopath treating a leg

How osteopathy can help you

Millions of people suffer back pain at some point in their life and many seek relief through osteopathy. However, osteopathic care is not restricted to back pain; osteopaths treat a wide range of other conditions, including postural problems, minor sporting injuries, muscle and joint aches and pains, restricted mobility, mechanical neck pain, headache arising from the neck (cervicogenenic)/migraine prevention.

The patient-centred and holistic approach of osteopathy considers these symptoms in the context of your full medical history, as well as your lifestyle, occupation and personal circumstances.

Your treatment

Your first osteopathic consultation at the practice will last about one hour. During this consultation, a full case history will be taken that will cover history of your symptoms, and details about your work, lifestyle and hobbies, etc.

Diagnosis will be made using the case history, observation and a highly developed sense of touch, called palpation, to determine conditions and identify areas of strain or weakness in the body.

Findings of the diagnosis will then be discussed and possible treatments considered. The likely number of sessions needed for effective treatment, and possibly advice on lifestyle, diet and likely causes may also be discussed. If your condition is unlikely to respond to, or is unsuitable for, osteopathic treatment, you will be advised on seeking further care.

Subsequent treatments will last about 30 minutes. The number of treatments required will vary from patient to patient, and will be based on your personal circumstances. Treatment will be non-invasive and without the use of drugs. The most suitable of a range of hands-on techniques will be used, with the aim of removing the stresses and strains in your body that prevent the normal biology of your body working properly. The natural processes of your body can then carry out their task of restoring the affected areas.

All information and treatments remain strictly confidential.

Further information

Every circumstance is different, so for a consultation and advice on whether and how osteopathy can help you, please contact us.