One of the most common questions people ask me is what is an Osteopath? Is that to do with bones or is that to do with backs?
Osteopathy is a holistic therapy. There are many different types of osteopaths and we all treat in different ways using different types of techniques. They best way to describe what an Osteopath does is that we fall between Physiotherapists and Chiropractors. We work with the muscular-skeletal system and look at areas that are not functioning correctly and how that is affecting the body as a whole. We use a range of techniques such as soft tissue massage, articulation and manipulative techniques to help increase the range of movement within a restricted joint.
Common problems we treat include the following.
• Low back pain, which may or may not include sciatica
• Neck and upper back pain
• Peripheral joint pain (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee and foot problems)
• Sports injuries
• Repetitive strain injuries/work place injuries
• Postural problems
• Stiffness associated with ‘wear & tear’
• Effects of trauma. E.g. whiplash
• Muscular-skeletal symptoms associated with chronic conditions e.g. Asthma, osteoarthritis
Treatment Costs –
Initial consultation – £40 up to 60 minutes.
Consecutive treatments – £35 for 30 minutes.