What we treat
Osteopaths treat people of all ages, including women during pregnancy, children and babies. They can help relieve the symptoms of a range of conditions, including:
• Generalised aches and pains
• Joint pains
• Muscle aches, spasms and cramps
• Arthritic pain
• General, acute & chronic backache and back pain
• Neck pain and headaches
• Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
• Sports injuries and tensions
• Digestion problems
• Inability to relax
What does treatment involve?
Osteopathic treatment can include soft tissue massage techniques, muscle stretches and mobilisations and manipulations of joints. For more information, please click here.
Dry needling, or medical acupuncture, uses thin, sterile needles to reduce pain by stimulating myofascial trigger points (hypersensitive, tightened spots) in muscles.
Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle form of Osteopathy, where palpation (touch) is used to sense areas of dysfunction. Subtle movements are used to aid the re-balancing of dysfunctional areas and assist the body's natural self-healing mechanism. Cranial osteopathy is commonly used on children and babies, as well as adults.
Kinesio Taping Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that uses latex-free tape to facilitate the body's natural healing process whilst providing support and stability to joints and muscles without restricting range of motion. This technique also prolongs the benefits of manual therapy by providing extended soft tissue manipulation after the "hands-on" treatment is finished.
Pilates is a system of mind-body exercise that teaches body awareness, good posture and easy movement, as well as building strength and improving flexibility. Pilates techniques are used within treatments to help achieve treatment aims and to enhance self-care, as well as private and group Pilates equipment classes.