Osteopathy is an established, recognized system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. Osteopathy focuses on the musculo-skeletal system (the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue) and the way in which this inter-relates with the body as a whole. It combines scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology and clinical methods of investigation. A caring approach and attention to the individual is considered particularly important.
Osteopathy is a safe and natural approach to health care. Patients may be treated for health problems from the trauma of birth to the arthritis of the elderly.
Instead of drugs, osteopaths use their hands both to discover the underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment using a variety of manipulative techniques. These may include soft tissue stretching, rhythmic passive joint movements or high velocity thrust techniques to improve the range of movement of a joint. Gentle release techniques are often used, particularly when treating children or elderly patients.
After treatment, an osteopath can advise on maintaining a realistic level of health and avoiding those things which might be damaging. For example, remedial exercises to adjust posture or advice on diet and lifestyle can be given as part of a personal health care program.
• Back and neck pain
• Hand pain, including carpal tunnel
• Shoulder pain
• Tendon and muscle injuries
• Urinary incontinence
• Asthma (symptom relief)
• Pain during pregnancy
Initial examination - $ 120
Subsequent visit - $ 90