Osteopathic Treatment for Adults

An osteopath is an holistic practitioner and the aim of treatment is to treat the person, not just the symptom.  To do this, we are trained to take a detailed case history in order to build up a clear sequence of events which brought you here. So your first visit will take around an hour. This includes the case history taking, osteopathic examination and treatment. If your symptoms appear to be beyond osteopathic care, I will endeavour to find you the right referral. I may ask you to remove articles of clothing but undergarments always remain. I may ask you to carry out different mechanical movements, if it is possible, like touching your toes or leaning backward.

It is not possible to describe treatment as it is individual to your needs. I use a range of techniques, much like a builder would choose to use different tools depending on the job, each one chosen for your particular symptoms.

Most clients feel an improvement after treatment but there is a minority of those whose symptoms may temporarily feel a little worse. Do not be alarmed. It is not unusual to have a 12 to 24 hour period of reaction by which time, the symptoms usually settle.

A lot of people ask how many treatments they will need. This is an impossible question to answer but I generally ask you to give me a trial of three treatments to get the body to respond and then we go from there.

What can it help?

Although my passion is treating babies and mothers, both pre and post-natal, I treat anyone who wishes to have treatment and am qualified to do so. In over two decades, working as an osteopath, I have seen a huge array of problems in all ages from infants to the elderly.

Osteopathic treatment can also alleviate a range of problems that occur in pregnancy and afterwards.

Osteopathy treats the person and not the condition but a wide variety of symptoms and complaints are seen in an osteopathic practice. This is not a comprehensive list but a just a few things that might present to an osteopath:

  • generalised aches and pains
  • joint pains including hip and knee pain
  • arthritic pain
  • acute and chronic back ache, back pain
  • mechanical neck pain
  • headache
  • frozen shoulder/shoulder and elbow pain/tennis elbow
  • circulatory problems
  • cramp
  • digestive problems
  • joint pains
  • sciatica
  • muscle spasm
  • neuralgia
  • fibromyalgia
  • inability to relax
  • rheumatic pain
  • sports injuries/tensions

Please feel free to contact me to discuss a symptom you have that you feel might respond to osteopathic care.  01628 471890.


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