Osteopathy is a gentle, safe and holistic approach to the body, which means it works on the whole body, not just the affected area.
The aim of osteopathic treatment is to get a balance between all the structures of the body, allowing blood flow, venous and lymphatic drainage and nerve conduction throughout the whole body. Ensuring the correct alignment of the body through osteopathy means that it functions at its optimum level which allows for good physical and emotional health.
Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle form of osteopathic treatment in which very gentle contact is used to encourage changes throughout the whole body, not just the head. This form of treatment is suitable for everyone, from new born babies to the elderly.
Cranial Osteopaths are highly trained to detect areas of tension in all parts of the body, to release it and re-balance the whole body. Often in addition to the original presenting symptoms improving, patients will feel an overall improvement in general well-being, sleep, emotions and energy levels. Anxiety and stress levels reduce.
What does treatment involve?
During your osteopathic consultation a detailed case history including medical history will be taken. Then you will be examined in order to reach a diagnosis, followed by a discussion and outline of a treatment plan.
During treatment many patients start to feel a sense of deep relaxation, warmth and parts of the body releasing tension.
Osteopathy can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Generalised aches and pains
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
- Arthritic pain
- General, acute & chronic backache, back pain
- Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
- Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
- Circulatory problems
- Digestion problems
- Joint pains
- Muscle spasms
- Inability to relax
- Rheumatic pain
- Minor sports injuries and tensions
If you are unsure osteopathy is the right method of treatment for your condition, please telephone either of the clinics to have a chat or email Michaela on firstname.lastname@example.org.