WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is a unique form of manual therapy which applies knowledge of medical and musculoskeletal applications to help diagnose and treat pain and injuries.
Osteopaths complete an intensive and rigorous 4 or 5-year degree combining theoretical knowledge and clinical experience. During this time, they amass a total of 1000 clinical hours, treating a variety of patients under the guidance of qualified and experienced Osteopathic tutors.
In my practice as an Osteopath, I use a range of treatment methods with my patients in order to treat aches and pains and as a result, I aim to ensure these do not return by promoting other therapies, rehabilitation exercises and lifestyle advice.
Common causes of shoulder pain can consist of frozen shoulder, arthritis, rotator cuff tendon injury and the impingement of vital structures such as nerves that pass through the shoulder.
Symptoms can vary but most experience pain and stiffness, tingling, weakness, numbness and/or clicking that typically worsens with movements which doesn't go away with rest.
NECK PAIN & HEADACHES
With handheld technology and occupational demands increasing, neck pain is becoming more prominent.
Neck pain can be experienced as pain and stiffness, headaches, tingling, numbness and/or weakness into the arms.
WHAT CAN OSTEOPATHS TREAT?
Contrary to popular belief, Osteopaths treat more than just bones and backs.
Osteopaths are trained to deal with multiple complaints and to find the root cause of your pain.
A list of conditions that Osteopath treat include, but are not limited to, the following:
Frozen Shoulder/Tennis and Golfers Elbow
Headaches and Neck Pain
General Acute and Chronic Back Pain
Back pain is becoming increasingly common and can become extremely debilitating.
As well as experiencing pain and stiffness anywhere throughout the spine, people can experience tingling, weakness and/or numbness into the buttocks and legs.
A vital assessment is key, in order to identify and treat the cause.
Both minor and major injuries can come from all kinds of activities such as walking, running, rugby, golf, cycling, football and going to the gym.
These can manifest as strains put upon the body in many different ways, causing muscles and joints to feel incredibly painful and can prevent participation in such activities.
Seeking help to identify the root cause at an early stage is crucial to becoming and staying pain free.