Osteopathy is a safe, gentle and effective approach
using hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat a wide range of health
problems, aiming to relieve pain, discomfort and immobility.
The osteopathic philosophy is to treat the person as a
whole, not just the specific symptoms. By improving the function of the
whole body, osteopathy helps to stimulate the body’s own self-healing /
self-regulating processes, aiding a return to health.
Its emphasis is on the interrelationship of the body’s structure
– such as muscles, bones, joints, nerves etc – and its function
– such as breathing, circulation, digestion, metabolism etc. It is
widely used throughout the world and recognised as one of the most highly
effective complementary therapies with a vast and expanding base of
scientifically validated research.
During a consultation the osteopath will take a
thorough case history and carry out physical examinations including any
necessary medical tests. These might include X-rays, scans, and blood tests. An
osteopath may use orthopaedic, neurological and other system examinations to
help assess and diagnose each patient, and if necessary, refer to other health
care providers as required. They will observe your posture and ask you to
perform some simple movements to help assess how your body is functioning and
why you are experiencing your symptoms. Your past medical history, occupation,
exercise regime, and any other factors which may be affecting your overall
wellbeing, are also taken into consideration.
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