Our bodies are generally very good at healing themselves – We fall down, we bruise, the skins heals after a week or so – we have lower back pain, it often gets better on its own.

Sometimes though the pain does not go away, or it keeps on returning, and this is when Osteopathy can be very useful.

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Here is a list of some of the other most common conditions that Osteopaths’ treat and help with:

  • aches and pains
  • arthritic pain
  • backache and back pain
  • local or minor circulatory problems
  • cramp
  • digestion problems
  • fibromyalgia
  • frozen shoulder
  • joint pains
  • lumbago
  • muscle spasms
  • muscle tension
  • neuralgia
  • inability to relax
  • rheumatic pain
  • rheumatism
  • sciatica
  • spasms
  • sports injuries
  • tension
Patients have also found osteopathy to be helpful for many other conditions. If you want to find out more, we will be happy to talk to you and discuss any questions you may have.

What to expect on your first visit

On your first visit to the clinic, the Osteopath will take a full case history and medical background, not only to assist in diagnosis of your complaint, but to ensure that you are screened effectively in order to be suitable for Osteopathic treatment.

After the case history, the Osteopath will examine you whilst you are standing in order to see how your body is moving as a whole, sometimes the area that hurts is caused by tissues elsewhere in the body and so it is important in order review the whole body to gain the full picture when first beginning treatment. In order to do this, the Osteopath will ask you to dress down to your underwear, so if you would like to bring shorts or a vest top with you to make you more comfortable then please do.

Once the Osteopath has gained a working diagnosis and ascertained you are suitable for Osteopathic intervention, treatment will commence, treatment on the first session may be limited due to the time spent screening, any further sessions will focus more on treatment as the case history and diagnosis has already been completed.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask when booking or at any time during your treatment session.