Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, treatment is usually gentle and often results in a quicker recovery, it treats the symptoms while helping to find out what is causing the problem.
Osteopathic treatment of babies, toddlers and older children is gentle natural hands-on approach to healthcare to give your kids a helping hand.
Osteopathic treatment offers a very gentle way of helping the body adapt to the changes that take place during pregnancy, helping to relieve aches and pains as the mother’s body tries to accommodate the growing baby and her changing posture.
Osteopathic treatment does not limit itself to treating symptoms but is a holistic approach based on the importance of good balance for overall health.
Treatment is hands-on and involves gentle and skilled manipulation of the whole body using a wide range of techniques, including massage, cranial techniques (sometimes referred to as ‘cranial osteopathy’) and joint mobilisation. Osteopathic treatment is individual and may vary from one treatment session to next, using an approach best suited to your needs at that specific time. This may also switch between techniques during treatment, as your body starts to release.
Osteopathy is by definition a manual therapy, it is a system of diagnosis and hands on treatment that is recognised as an effective way of relieving pain and restoring mobility in muscles, joints and ligaments. Osteopathy is extraordinarily safe, with a risk of serious complications from treatment so low as to be virtually unmeasurable. It is effective in treating a range of conditions because it looks at the causes of a problem or complaint rather than just its symptoms. Most people come to see an osteopath when they are in pain or feel they are not functioning at their best. In young or vulnerable patients the methods used are very gentle.