Osteopathy treatment includes a range of holistic therapies and exercises, but focuses on a hands-on treatment approach to help treat a diverse range of health-related conditions. Osteopaths look for and attempt to remedy the underlying cause of the pain or problem rather than focusing only on symptom control. This is vital in order to minimise the chances of you having a recurrence.
Your osteopath will give you a clear explanation of what they find and discuss a treatment plan that suits you the best. Treatment may involve skilled manipulation and targeted massage of the soft tissues, which aim to reduce pain, decrease tension and encourage range of motion or lymphatic drainage.
Osteopathic care can benefit you if you have muscle and joint pain or if you simply want to improve your posture or sport performance.
Common conditions treated include: Low back pain, hip pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, headaches and joint arthritis.