Osteopathy can help with a wide range of issues as well providing preventative care. Whether you have stress, an injury, issues with posture, or you want to prevent any strains, osteopathy can benefit you. The body is designed to heal itself but sometimes, this healing mechanism is affected and the body needs some help to get it up and running again. That is where osteopathy comes in!
What can osteopathy treat?
These are some of the problems we most frequently come across and help our patients with. If you have any other symptoms outside of these, please do get in touch – osteopathy can help with a wide range of issues.
We can help you with:
Shoulder, hip and knee pain
Do you get pain in your shoulder, hip or knee? Or have you noticed you don’t have as much movement in your joints as you had before? We can help correct these issues for you.
Lower back and neck pain
Does your neck feel stiff in the mornings? Does your back hurt after sitting at your desk all day? Does your job involve a lot of heavy lifting or manual labour that puts pressure through your spine? We can help by decreasing pressure on the spine and correcting your posture. We can also show you exercises and suggest lifestyle changes to protect your neck and back.
Do you wake up with a very sore, stiff back? Are you noticing pain going into your arms or legs? Does your back hurt when you cough or sneeze? We can help with these issues by decompressing your spine, allowing your disc to retract.
Do you have inflammation and pain in your foot, especially towards the heel? Osteopathy can improve foot and ankle alignment so that plantar fasciitis can heal. We can also provide you with insoles to help prevent problems reoccurring.
Are you waking up with a sore head? Do you notice headaches accompanied by neck pain? Do you spend a lot of your day looking down with your head bent forwards? Improving the neck posture and releasing the surrounding muscles can help ease those headaches.
Do you feel stressed, but you’re not sure why? Feeling achy all over with no real explanation? Heart palpitations even at rest? Osteopathy can work on your body to balance out sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, helping you feel more relaxed and able to get on with your day.
Do you get sharp pains in your back, buttocks or leg? Do you struggle to sit for long periods of time? Osteopathy can help to release the sciatic nerve which could be causing your symptoms, giving you relief and helping with your recovery.
Tennis and golfer’s elbow
Are you getting repetitive pain in your elbow? Have you noticed a reduction in the range of motion in the joint? Osteopathy can help increase your range of motion and decrease the pain you’re feeling in your elbow.
Bad posture can cause a huge range of symptoms including headaches, aches and pains, digestive issues, trouble going to the toilet and changes in walking patterns. Osteopaths can help to diagnose these issues and correct your posture.
Do you experience sharp stabbing pains? This could be due to a damaged nerve. Osteopaths can help diagnose what is causing the damage to this nerve, treating the affected area and referring you to the right specialist if needed.
Have you noticed swelling and pain in a joint? Does it have less movement in it? Osteopathy can help slow down the process of degeneration that leads to arthritis.
Did you feel muscle pain whilst training at the gym? Do you play a lot of impact sports and experience aches or pains? Osteopathy can help the body to repair these injuries quicker, getting you back to your training as soon as possible.
Aches and pains during pregnancy
Have hormonal and physical changes during pregnancy resulted in aches and pains you didn’t have before? Osteopathy can help to restore posture during pregnancy, relieving you of pain and getting the body ready for labour.
Pain relief for babies
Does your baby seem to cry in pain? Do they struggle to settle or burp? Do they seem to look one way more than the other? The birthing process can create compression, which can leave babies with little aches and pains just like adults! Osteopathy can help by decompressing areas that need it and releasing muscles that are tight.