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What is Osteopathy?

Simply put, osteopaths work hands on with the muscles, connective tissues, joints and viscera (organs) to relieve areas of tension or to stimulate areas of disfunction. Osteopathy is a safe and effective treatment approach that is suitable for the whole family, from babies to the older population, and everyone in between.

Osteopaths are Allied Healthcare Professionals who are experts in the musculoskeletal system and its relationship with other systems of the body. We use a variety of manual therapy techniques such as, massage, stretching, joint mobilisations and manipulations, gentle cranial or indirect techniques to bring the body back to balance and restore health. We also offer health and exercise advice as required. Osteopaths work together with the patient to create a tailored, whole-person approach to guide patients back to health.

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy is a subtle and refined approach to treatment, the osteopath will use a highly developed sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction. In a cranial treatment, the osteopath is deeply connected to the inner world of anatomy and physiology. Here, the body can tell the story of what has happened to it, what trauma (emotional or physical) it has suffered, and how it is trying to cope with the compensatory effects of these traumas.

Diagnosis and treatment are intimately linked as the osteopath works to activate the innate ability of the body to heal. Offering gentle and specific support to bring the tissues back into balance and to restore health. During the treatment, patients often feel different sensations, such as mild aching or sensitivity that gradually eases. A feeling of warmth or an unwinding of tensions. Some patients may not feel anything at all, but rather feel the benefits following treatment.

As cranial osteopathy is such a gentle but effective approach, it is well known in the treatment of babies, and for patients who are unable to tolerate a strong, manual treatment. However, it is suitable for all ages and stages of life.

What can osteopaths treat?

  • Arthritic Pain

  • Circulatory Problems

  • Cramps

  • Digestive Problems

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Shoulder and Elbow Pain

  • Tennis Elbow / Golfer's Elbow

  • Headache

  • Joint Pains

  • Osteoarthritic Symptoms

  • General acute and chronic back ache / back pain

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Migraine Prevention

  • Minor Sports Injuries

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Neuralgia

  • Tension and Inability to Relax

  • Rheumatic Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Uncomplicated Neck Pain

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