Osteopathy is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on assessing, treating injuries, and preventing a wide range of health problems.
At your first appointment, I will thoroughly assess your medical history, daily routine, and any symptoms you may be experiencing to accurately diagnose the root cause of your pain or lack of function.
During the examination, I will evaluate your posture, movement patterns, muscle tension, and joint stiffness and may perform orthopaedic and special tests.
After establishing a diagnosis, I will create a personalised treatment plan, explaining each step along the way. I use a variety of gentle manual techniques for improving function, relieving pain, and facilitating recovery. I may also provide exercise and self-care advice to help you manage your pain, stay active, and maintain optimal health.
I will often begin treatment at your first appointment, but sometimes I may require further tests, or I may refer you to your GP if I suspect a condition that I cannot treat and may.
Who I help
One of the many benefits of osteopathic healthcare is that it is suitable for people of all ages and can be used to address a wide range of conditions and promote general well-being. I often work alongside other healthcare professionals, such as GPs. I am well-positioned to complement other medical interventions. In fact, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends that GPs can safely refer patients to an osteopath for treatment.
I can treat various musculoskeletal conditions affecting bones, muscles, ligaments, and other connective tissues. Osteopathy is very effective for pain relief and treating common injuries.
Some common conditions I help patients with include back and neck pain, joint pain and stiffness, muscle tension and spasms, trapped nerves, sports injuries, ligament sprain, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, sciatica, and postural problems, to name a few. I may also be able to help with respiratory conditions, digestive problems, and menstrual pain.
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