Osteopathy is wide-ranging in its application, and can be used for work-related pain, sporting injuries, the progression of aging and for children. Osteopaths use a number of manual techniques to help to restore balance and allow a process of healing, believing that the flow of fluids (blood, lymph, articular, inter-cellular and cerebrospinal) are central to maintaining health, and that the structural components of the body (muscles, ligaments, joints, nerves, discs) are strongly related to their efficient function, interaction and ultimately, to your comfort.
“If the body structure is altered, then proper function is altered and can cause pain and illness.” Dr Andrew Still – Founder of Osteopathy.
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis which helps to identify problems and resolve them through gentle massage, manipulation, joint articulation and exercise advice if indicated. The aim is to work with your body, to recover functional movement and to help bring the body systems into balance, most especially encouraging the optimum flow of blood and nutrients.
Sports injuries are given attention according to the details of injury and the rigours of training with the intention of returning you to your activities as quickly and in as full health as possible, which may be achieved with adjunctive techniques such as kinesio-taping, ultrasound and dry needling.