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What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a highly effective system of manual medicine that focuses primarily on the musculo-skeletal system. Osteopaths work to rebalance the structure and function of the body, not simply treating the presenting problem but looking holistically at all the factors contributing to the body’s state of disturbed health.

Treatment will aim to relieve pain, improve function and promote healing. It will also help to reduce the likelihood of the problem recurring. The osteopath will explain their findings so you understand why your body is not healing of its own accord.

What can Osteopathy treat?

While renowned for treating spinal problems, osteopaths treat ALL body parts such as muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. A wide variety of conditions respond especially well to osteopathic treatment including:

What to expect when you visit?

On your first visit a full medical history will be taken and you will be given a physical examination. For this you may be asked to undress to your underwear so wear suitable, modest clothes in which you feel comfortable. You will normally be asked to perform a simple series of movements so that the mobility of your body can be evaluated. This biomechanical assessment will be considered alongside lifestyle factors such as work and leisure activities.

Using a developed sense of touch, any points of weakness, excess strain, postural imbalance or specific injury will be identified. The osteopath uses their hands to investigate the underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment using a variety of non-invasive techniques. You will be given a prognosis and suggested treatment plan that will be reinforced by advice on suitable exercises to speed up the natural healing process.

Osteopaths at Sneyd Park Clinic are keen to treat your symptoms to get you pain-free, but also tackle the underlying cause of the problem to prevent recurrence.

If you are unsure if osteopathy could help please give us a ring and one of our osteopaths will be happy to discuss your problem.

  • General aches and pains

  • Joint pain including hip and knee pain

  • Arthritic pain

  • Muscle pain

  • Uncomplicated neck pain

  • Migraine prevention

  • Headaches arising from the neck

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Elbow pain/ tennis elbow

  • Circulatory problems

  • Sciatica

  • Cramp

  • Neuralgia

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Lumbago

  • Digestion problems

  • Rheumatic pain

  • Minor Sports injuries