Treatments

Osteopathy can help to alleviate the underlying cause of many symptoms of pain and restricted movement.

Treatments

Osteopathy is a 'hands on treatment' and my examination involves palpation (intelligent touch). If you wish I can work through a light layer of clothing. You can be covered with a towel during treatment and I will keep the room temperature to suit how you feel. I want you to feel relaxed and to enjoy your treatment.

Techniques that I use include

  • Classical Osteopathic Articulation - gently testing and improving the range and quality of motion in your spinal joints and peripheral joints
  • Soft tissue release - gentle stretch or softening holds affecting muscles, tendons and connective tissue
  • Gentle unwinding techniques of the elastic tissues in your body - where my hands don’t seem to move very much at all on the surface - but I am focused on affecting deeper tissues
  • I am trained to use a light thrust of movement to encourage a joint to release its tension, I will always check with you before using this technique and ask for your consent - I would not want to startle you.
  • I may also use Cranial Osteopathy
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • I have techniques to choose from that will suit individuals of all age groups and I take great care in matching the treatment approach to the person and the type of problem presenting

 

I enjoy treating patients in this hands on way, encouraging the body to normalise after trauma or strain, but I am also trained in various medical screening tests and will always have my eye on the big picture. Thus it is sometimes necessary to communicate with your GP or another health care professional to request medical tests or test results. I will only do this with your full knowledge and written consent. I do not store information about you on a computer. Anything you tell me is in confidence.

Osteopaths are registered with a governing body called the The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and we follow a code of professional practice. If you would like to know more about Osteopathy, our training and regulation, please go to the GOsC website: https://www.osteopathy.org.uk