Our Osteopaths can help improve your performance by identifying and removing any restrictions in your body to improve movement and suppleness. Although osteopaths treat many conditions, most people think of us as ‘back specialists’. Back pain is what many osteopaths treat a lot of the time. Osteopathic treatment does not target symptoms only but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if it is in good structural balance. Imagine, for example, a car that has one of its front wheels not quite pointing straight. It may run well for a while, but after a few thousand miles, the tyres will wear out unevenly. You can apply this example to the human body, which is why it is so important to keep the body in good balance. We use a wide range of techniques, including massage, cranial techniques (sometimes referred to as ‘cranial osteopathy’) and joint mobilization and this breadth of approach allows us to focus on every patient’s precise needs.
Our practitioners are also trained in other treatment methods, including: Clinical Pilates to improve core stability and function; Medical Acupuncture; and are certified in kinesiology methods of taping such as Kinesio™ Tex tape and ROCKTAPE. All of the above methods may be used individually or in combination as appropriate to help your recovery and keep you moving.