Osteopathy is used to diagnose, treat and prevent injuries and health problems. It’s a way of enabling the body to heal by improving mobility, reducing muscle tension and improving blood and nerve supply to your body. We use a system of healthcare looking at your structure and function to reduce pain and restore whole body health. This involves looking at factors that that may be affecting your symptoms such as previous injury, trauma and your environment.
Your treatment is adapted to your individual needs but usually involves manual therapy, health advice, exercise therapy and management with other healthcare professionals where needed.
Osteopathy can be used to treat:
Back pain, Sciatica, Neck pain, Headaches and Migraines, Joint pains, Arthritis pain, Rheumatic pain, Shoulder and Elbow pain including Frozen Shoulder and Tennis Elbow, Fibromyalgia, Sports injuries.
Acupuncture or Dry Needling involves the use of very fine, sterile needles into certain areas of the body to reduce pain by affecting your muscles and nerves. Usually Acupuncture is relaxing and not painful. It can help with Low Back pain, Neck pain, Headaches and Knee pain. Acupuncture can be used as part of your treatment where appropriate to help reduce your pain as quickly as possible.
Cranial Osteopathy is a technique using a gentle approach to affect structures inside the head to diagnose and treat areas of strain and dysfunction to restore health. This is often used post injury or trauma and in Osteopathic treatment for children and babies.
Kinesiology Tape (K-tape)
The use of K-tape can be helpful in many injuries or complaints. It is a small application of sticky tape that serves to lift the skin slightly. This can help to reduce swelling and promote healing by allowing fluids to pass more freely under the tissues it is applied. It is very popular in sports peoples but can be used for many different conditions unrelated to sport.
Ultrasound therapy is a treatment that uses a specific type of sound wavelength targeted at a specific area to speed up the rate of healing, reduce inflammation in the area, and encourage the repair of tissues. Ultrasound therapy is especially good when used on chronic or acute sprains or tendon injuries.
Cold Laser Therapy is a treatment that uses light waves to stimulate tissue repair, reduce pain and inflammation in musculoskeletal disorders. Laser therapy has been shown to improve arthritis, back pain, neck pain, wounds, tendinopathies and bursitis.
A fascial blade (IATSM is a tool used by manual therapists as an assistive device to help keep layers tissue in your body moving. Fascia is a connective tissue within the body that is supposed to slide and allow movement between muscle groups. Sometimes it can get ‘stuck’, and use of a fascial blade by a trained practitioner is a quick and effective way of separating those layers.