What We Treat
A common misconception is that Osteopaths only treat neck and back pain. This isn't the case, as we are trained in treating the whole body and aim to reduce pain regardless of its location. Accompanying hands on treatment, we educate you in ways to help yourself through exercises, stretches, nutrition and recommend other lifestyle changes such as exercise classes and mindfulness.
Injuries are primarily treated using:
- Soft/Deep Tissue Massage
- Positional Release Technique
Below is a list of primary complaints which we treat:
- Myofascial Release
- Muscle Energy Technique
Neck pain can be a result of trauma, injury or regular lifestyle movements. often causing pain to spread into the head, shoulders and sometimes arms.
Headaches & Migraines
Headaches and Migraines are commonly a result of dysfunction and tension in the neck and shoulders. Often causing discomfort in the head and sometimes accompanied with visual disturbances.
Sciatica is commonly due to dysfunction in the lumbar spine, or irritation of the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve. Often causes pain down the legs and sometimes pins and needles.
Pregnancy Related Pain
Your body goes through a variety of changes pre & post-natal, which can cause discomfort. most commonly back & pelvic pain or carpal tunnel issues. Osteopathy helps relieve these symptoms and improve function for giving birth.
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
RSI is most often caused by sport or your job. Whether you have a manual job or sit a desk it is likely that everyday movements are putting added strain on your body.
Hip pain is most common in women, but affects everyone. Usually a result of injury, trauma or age related changes.Commonly causes pain on movement and discomfort around the area.
Knee, Foot & Ankle Pain
Foot & Ankle pain is usually a result of injury or trauma, but can also come from muscle tension in your legs or the plantar fascia in your foot. pain is more likely to occur in those with flat feet or ligament/tendon instability.