Osteopathy

Not just ‘back specialists’: they do so much more than just "crack joints" or "manipulate"

Osteopathy seeks to correct disturbances in muscles, ligaments and joints but also so much more than correcting musculo-skeletal disturbances. Frequently addressing sites  distant to the site of pain and compensatory anomalies  the treatment, whilst frequently vigorous, can also be gentle and very effective

 Treatment does not only target symptoms but seeks to find the cause. Utilising an holistic approach it is believed that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance.

Imagine, for example, a car that has one of its front wheels not quite pointing straight. It may run well for a while but after a few thousand miles the tyre will wear out. You can apply this example to the human body, which is why it is so important to keep the body in good balance. Using  a wide range of techniques, including massage, cranial techniques (sometimes referred to as 'cranial osteopathy') and joint mobilization and this breadth of approach allows us to focus on every patient’s precise needs.

Many joints can be assisted by an osteopathic approach therefore assessment and treatment is available to all: from the elderly to the newborn and from pregnant women to sports people.