What can Osteopathy help?

Osteopaths treat people of all ages, for all sorts of conditions – Helena’s oldest patient has been 96 and her youngest just 5 days old!  She uses a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage, articulation, manipulation (also known as high velocity thrust or HVT) and cranial (craniosacral) technique, depending on what is appropriate for your problem, your state of health and your preferences.

Osteopaths also give advice about posture, exercises and other aspects of health that will help you manage your problem or prevent it re-occuring in future.

Helena & David have helped many people be in less pain or do more of what they want to do, whether that’s play golf, ride horses, knit, read, sleep better or even just sit comfortably.

Many people think osteopaths treat just back pain but Osteopathy can offer benefits for a wide range of problems and not just pain, but also problems with flexibility, tension and other issues as this list shows:-

Arthritic pain
Circulatory problems
Digestion problems
Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
Joint pains
Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
Generalised aches and pains
Inability to relax
Migraine prevention
Minor sports injuries and tensions
Muscle spasms
Inability to relax
Rheumatic pain
Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)

This list is limited by the Advertising Standards Authority to conditions that there is scientific evidence for, but osteopathy may be able to help in other ways.

For information as to whether Osteopathy might help your specific problem, call Helena on 07805 650667.