“Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.
They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.”
What osteopaths do:
- Pain management
- Improve blood circulation
- Improve breathing function and quality
- Improve the body’s biomechanics (balance, strength, mobility)
- Provide specific and effective lifestyle changes
- Improve posture
- Provide a rehabilitation programme for your individual needs
- Medical acupuncture (providing pain relief and improving blood circulation)
- Health check
A deep tissue treatment for the aches, pains, stresses and strains we put our bodies through during activity and in everyday life.
A very popular injury preventer, especially for gym users and sports people. By treating muscle tightness, stress and tension it can be a very good performance enhancer for those in intense training and activity.
Assists in the recovery of soreness and tension following activity or where your work environment may require you to spend long periods of sitting or standing, so very popular for those who work at a desk. Having a regular neck, back and shoulder treatment can help to keep muscular aches and pains at bay.
An excellent tool for general circulation, lymphatic flow, promoting flexibility and helps with scar tissue release/reduction. Relief of muscle soreness and DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) e.g. after intense activity.
Deep tissue massage focusing on a combination of techniques encourages blood flow and helps muscles to relax. A Theragun G3 Pro massager is sometimes used for the particularly stubborn muscles!
Medical Acupuncture is a treatment technique whereby a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into the muscle to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscle).
It assists with decreasing local muscular pain and improving function through the restoration of a muscle’s ability to lengthen and shorten normally, by releasing myofascial trigger points.
When a fine filament needle is inserted into the centre of a myofascial trigger point, blood pools around the needle triggering the contracted muscle fibres to relax by providing those fibres with fresh oxygen and nutrients, as well as by flushing away any additional acidic chemicals. This, in turn, leads to the decompression of the local blood and nerve supply.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please don’t hesitate to get in touch.