Osteopathy is a means of treating very common back pains and aches. Osteopaths use manual treatments depending on age, fitness and diagnosis. Osteopaths work to gently massage the soft tissues of your back, release tension and loosen joints.
Headaches & Migraine Prevention
Osteopathy has proven to be quite successful in treating the root causes of headaches; it helps to loosen the muscles and joints of the neck, relieving the muscular tension that can cause headaches. Osteopathy also helps with migraine prevention.
The root causes of should pain are often complex, but an osteopath can work with you to understand the root cause of the problem. Treatment will mainly focus on stretching, reducing the tension of any tight muscles and improving the general movement of the shoulder.
Osteopathy can help with some of the many common conditions that can give rise to pain in the foot. These can include flat foot, Achilles pain and swelling or bruising of the ankle. Osteopathy will often look at root causes beyond the foot itself, working on muscles and joints in the lower limbs, hips and lower back.
Arthritis is the name for a swelling and inflammation and stiffness in the joints of the body. There are two common types of arthritis – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but there are many other types of arthritis that people suffer with.
The massage and manipulative techniques employed by osteopathy can help osteoarthritis sufferers. The arthritic joint is moved and stretched; the surrounding muscles are also massaged and soothed as part of the treatment. The osteopath will often work on other joints and muscles so as to improve the mechanics of the body.