Osteopathy

Commonly asked questions

Is Osteopathy safe?

Yes - Our osteopaths are qualified and fully insured. We use a very methodical, medical model of diagnosis and treatment,  ensuring your safety and well being at all times.

Does it hurt?

No - Our osteopaths are sensitive to their patients needs and will always work with the patient to ensure their comfort at all times.

Can I see an osteopath while under the care of my GP or other medical practitioners?

Yes - Osteopaths routinely work closely with GP's and other consultants where necessary to ensure you achieve the quickest possible results. Osteopathy can be used in conjunction with prescribed medication in most  cases.

 Does osteopathy work?

Yes - Our osteopaths are able to treat both acute and chronic pain extremely effectively by treating not only the pain, but also the cause of the pain. Most patients experience relief from pain within the first two to four treatments.  We use techniques which are not available to most physiotherapists and can often succeed in providing pain relief where physiotherapy has proven ineffective.

Who can have osteopathy?

Virtually anyone, from babies to the elderly, including pregnancy. Your osteopath will tailor your treatment to your individual needs.

What is osteopathy?

With more moving parts than any other machine, it's not surprising that sometimes your body will go wrong resulting in PAIN. There are hundreds of muscles and joints in your body. Usually these work in harmony with one another. Unfortunately, with the stresses of modern lifestyles, this balance is often lost, resulting in PAIN. Osteopaths use a system of medical diagnosis and treatment including soft tissue massage and joint manipulation to re establish this fine balance. Osteopaths listen to their patients, and will help them understand their problems and will work together with the patient to create an individual treatment programme to provide LASTING RELIEF FROM PAIN.

What can osteopathy treat?

Osteopathy is most commonly used to treat conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints.These conditions include:

  • lower back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arthritis
  • Problems with the pelvis, hips and legs
  • Sports injuries
  • Problems with posture caused by driving, work or pregnancy