What is it & what can I expect?
Osteopathy is a recognised and established system of diagnosis and treatment of muscles, joints, ligaments and nerves damaged by day-to-day stress, injury or disease.
This damage usually appears in the body as pain, inflammation, loss of mobility or impaired function.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal problems using manual techniques.
On your first visit to the clinic a case history will be taken, you will be asked questions about your medical history, general health and your day-to-day routine.
What we typically treat
We will look at your posture and how you move your body. We may also assess what happens when we move it for you and see what hurts, where and when.
Using touch, we may also find the areas which are sensitive or tight and this helps us to identify what’s going on. When we have done this, we can diagnose your condition.
Once we have made a diagnosis we will continue with treatment.