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Osteopathy is an established, recognised medical discipline in the primary healthcare system.
Osteopathy is drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses aligning and strengthening the whole body framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. By ensuring the body has a good alignment and mobility, it can alleviate the body of pain and create a positive effect on the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
Osteopathy is a whole body approach to health care. Osteopaths do not simply treat the symptomatic area, but uses gentle and effective hands-on technique and nutritional advice to balance all systems of the body, to provide overall good health and wellbeing.
Osteopathy – A Recognised Therapy
In 1993, the Osteopaths Act gave Osteopaths a similar legal status as doctors and dentists. This means that professional standards now protect Osteopathic patients in the same way as patients of doctors and dentists. All Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council, which maintains the highest standards of education and ethics. Osteopathy was the first “alternative medicine” to be given statutory self-regulation in this country. When you see an Osteopath, you’re in safe hands.
The First Consultation & Treatment
The first consultation will take about 45mins. Before any treatment can begin, the Osteopath will want to discuss details about your general health, previous illnesses, your lifestyle and family medical history. This all helps to form a diagnosis.
The Osteopath will then want to observe your posture and movement and then carry out physical examinations of which you will be asked to dress down to your underwear. You are more than welcome to bring a pair of shorts with you. More specific clinical tests may also be undertaken. After the examination, the Osteopath will explain their findings to you and if appropriate a suitable course of treatment will be prescribed.
Sometimes additional investigations may be required. These can include blood or urine tests and perhaps x-rays or scans. It is usual that you will be referred back to your doctor at this stage.
Follow Up Treatments
Further treatments required are 45 minutes and are carried out strictly by appointment only. Same day appointments are subject to availability although we endeavour to see all patients at their best convenience.
Osteopathy Helps With:
Back & Neck Pain
Sciatica & Arthritis
Headaches & Jaw Pain, particularly temporomandibular (TMJ) pain
Postural &/Or Mobility Problems with Shoulders. Knees, Ankles, Tendons, & Muscle Strains
Work Related & Repetitive Strain Injuries
Joint Pain & Sports Injuries