Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which recognizes the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a unit. They recognize the importance of modern medicine and technology and may refer for further investigations where appropriate.
Osteopaths commonly treat pain and dysfunction of the spine and body, achieving their great results via a hands on holistic approach. This means that the injured area is not the sole focus of the treatment. The predisposing factors ( postural strain, muscular imbalance or faulty foot mechanics etc) are looked at as the possible causes of the injury. Dysfunction in one area can profoundly affect and manifest in other areas. The goal of the treatment is to address the causes of the injury and not just the symptoms. This is what sets Osteopathy apart.
Common Conditions treated by Osteopathy
Patients suffering from the following complaints may benefit from Osteopathy.
- Back Pain
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
- Headaches / Migraines
- Postural problems
- Disc Injuiries
- Back and Pelvic pains during Pregnancy
- Back and Pelvis pain after Pregnancy
- Neuralgia and tension Headaches
- Sporting Injuiries
- Muscular Tension
- Jaw tightness, pain and clicking (TMJ, Temporo Mandibular Joint)
- Dizziness (vertigo)
- Tennis / Golfers Elbow
- RSI / OOS
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Co-ordination Problems
- Peadiatric & Adolescent Aggravations
- Plagiocephaly and paediatric torticollis
- Lymphatic Drainage