Physiotherapy

OSTEOPATHY

Osteopathy is built on the belief that well-being is achieved when the body works in perfect balance. This not only includes the musculoskeletal system, but all other organs of the different systems within the human anatomy. 

When you first see an osteopath, they will take a thorough medical history and walk you through a physical examination in order to draw up a working diagnosis. Treatment is hands-on and can include a wide range of techniques, such as manual therapy, soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, joint articulations and manipulations as well as taping, acupuncture or shockwave therapy. To further the benefits of your session, you may also be doing some tailored exercises suitable to continue at home. 

Osteopaths can treat a wide range of conditions concerning any joints throughout the body, can assess and treat any soft tissue condition affecting the muscles, ligament, or tendons and are experts in the treatment of spinal conditions. 

Some of the common conditions osteopathy can help:

  • Back pain - lumbar disc injury, spondylolisthesis, lumbar facet pain, sciatica

  • Thoracic and rib pain - thoracic joint & muscle pain, intercostal neuralgia

  • Pelvic pain - pudendal neuralgia, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic nerve compression

  • Neck pain & headaches - cervicogenic headaches, migraines, bruxism/grinding teeth, whiplash, cervical disc herniation

  • Shoulder pain - thoracic outlet syndrome, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries

  • Elbow and wrist pain - tennis and golfer's elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, olecranon bursitis, RSI, wrist tendinopathy

  • Hip & knee pain - glute/psoas tendinopathy, femoroacetabular impingement, patello-femoral tracking syndrome, knee ligament or meniscus injuries

  • Ankle & foot pain - ligament sprains/tears, Achilles tendinopathy