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Osteopathy

Oct 15, 2021

Osteopaths centre on treating the entire individual and see the body’s frameworks as interrelated. Osteopathy is a medication-free, non-obtrusive manual treatment that expects to further develop wellbeing across your body by controlling and reinforcing the musculoskeletal system. An osteopath will focus on the joints, muscles, and spine. Treatment will influence the body’s apprehension, circulatory, and lymphatic frameworks.

Osteopathy is a standard treatment. It is utilised close by regular treatment to develop wellbeing further. Osteopathic practitioners are qualified as clinical specialists and utilise manual procedures to adjust all the body frameworks to achieve greater wellbeing. Diagnosing and treating conditions using these procedures is called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

Our in-house Osteopath, Joshua Moffatt complements our physiotherapy services and qualified in 2013. Joshua then went on to gain a wealth of experience in various clinics. He provides a dedicated home visit service and utilises joint manipulation, soft tissue techniques, Laser/LED therapy and acupuncture techniques to solve a wide range of his patient’s complaints.

An Osteopath may also professionally prescribe medication and utilise careful techniques to help the comprehensive, manual treatment.

Osteopathy can provide relief and treatment for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain
  • Back pain, neck pain, and sciatica
  • Hand, shoulder, and elbow pain
  • Headaches
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Postural problems due to pregnancy, sports injury, driving or work strain, or digestive issues
  • Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Repetitive strain and overuse injuries
  • Pregnancy-related discomfort
  • Tendonitis

Osteopathic practitioners also often identify conditions that they themselves are unable to treat but will refer patients to the appropriately skilled trained professionals.

Our dedicated team of physiotherapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, Pilates instructors and exercise specialists work together to provide effective treatments. To find out more about our team click here

References:

Nazario, B. (2021, August 26). What is osteopathic medicine? WebMD. Retrieved October 16, 2021, from https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/osteopathic-medicine.

NHS. (n.d.). Osteopathy. NHS choices. Retrieved October 16, 2021, from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/osteopathy/.

Osteopathy. Osteopathy – Better Health Channel. (n.d.). Retrieved October 16, 2021, from https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/osteopathy.

Stanborough, R. J. (2020, September 18). What is an osteopath, what do they do, and are they right for you? Healthline. Retrieved October 16, 2021, from https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-an-osteopath.

What is osteopathic medicine? American Osteopathic Association. (n.d.). Retrieved October 16, 2021, from https://osteopathic.org/what-is-osteopathic-medicine/.

What is osteopathic medicine? What Is Osteopathic Medicine – Its History & Philosophy. (n.d.). Retrieved October 16, 2021, from https://www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor/about-osteopathic-medicine.

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