Osteopathy is a regulated allied health profession that specialises in musculoskeletal issues. It applies clinical reasoning in the examination of your body’s structure and function and is recognised for its system of diagnosis and treatment of not just your symptoms, but the underlaying biomechanical issues that are the root of the issue.
Osteopathy is medically based with Osteopaths requiring five years of training covering specialist subjects such as; Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Neuroscience & Pain Science. It has proven successful in treating a broad range of health issues in general practice as well as specialist areas.
Techniques are varied and tailored to each individual but include:
Release of muscle tensions using soft tissue/stretching techniques
Improve joint & spinal mobility via articulations, mobilisations and manipulations
Free up restricted nerves using neuromuscular release techniques, relaxing contracted/injured muscle
Improve circulation and healing times via lymphatic drainage techniques and off-loading stressed regions of the body
Osteopathy for Daily Life
Sometimes life knocks you around. Osteopathy can treat a broad range of aches and pains from work related postural problems, muscle sprains caused by over-enthusiastic work in the home, to long standing niggles that just won’t go away by themselves. Your body is actually pretty good at sorting these things out, if it’s given a nudge in the right direction. Back pain, Joint pain, Neck pain, Wrist/Hand pain, Sciatica, Carpal tunnel, Shoulder pain, all treatable issues with the right support and rehabilitation.
Osteopathy for Sports and Fitness
Your body does a great job of hiding injuries from you, but it can only do that for so long and sooner or later hands you the bill. As long as you’re carrying these injuries you’re not operating at peak performance and eventually they may even prevent you from participating in activities you enjoy.
Osteopathy can help you get back on track, and maybe even improve your game. Common sports injuries that can be treated (to name a few) include: Shin splints, Tennis/Golfers elbow, Hamstring strains, Knee pain, Groin strain, Runners knee, Ankle pain, Achilles tendinitis, Planter Fasciitis and almost any other spasm or sprain you can think off.
"Osteopathy recognises the important link between the structures of the body and the way it functions"