Who and What Does it treat?
Osteopathy is for EVERYONE. And for those who want to uncover and treat the root cause of their pain instead of patching up the symptoms, it’s even more powerful.
As a treatment protocol it’s suitable for people from all walks of life; from weekend warriors, expectant mothers, the elderly, office workers, those with physically demanding jobs, high level athletes and kids. Has that covered everyone?
Please know however, that if we believe another form of treatment would be more beneficial we won’t hesitate to make a recommendation. We’ll also make a referral to another practitioner for you to consider. It’s imperative to us that we maintain our ethical and professional standards as your recovery and well-being are of upmost importance. It’s our goal as Osteopaths to ensure your health needs are met. And we place great importance on preventative measures by helping to educate how to remain in a state of healthy balance.
We’ve covered the ‘who’, now the ‘what’. Given that Osteopathy helps to identify the interrelated connections and systems within the bodyit’s considerably more versatile and powerful than you might actually think. For example, you may seek a consultation for back pain; after examination we could conclude that the source of the pain is in fact originating from the feet, but referred to the back. It wouldn’t be unusual to focus on the feet (as the actual cause…) but we would in fact be helping to address the back pain and therefore fully treat the complaint.
Perhaps surprisingly, Osteopathy doesn’t only focus on the pain. The restoration of joint mobility and function will typically then lead to the pain diminishing. This is the very definition of holistic medicine. Our method of linking the different systems of the body is the key to finding the root cause, which is why Osteopathic therapists are trained extensively in anatomy and physiology. This allows us to connect two or more systems or locations in your body that might seemingly have an indirect connection, yet are the cause of your symptoms.
Here is a short list of some of the things Osteopathy can treat:
- Back and Neck pain
- TMJ/Jaw problems
- Nerve Pain ie sciatica, pins and needles, numbness
- Headaches and concussions
- Hip, knee, ankle and feet (i.e. bursitis, plantar fasciitis, patella femoral syndrome)
- Shoulder, elbow and wrist (i.e. frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, rotator cuff issues, tennis elbow)
- Soft tissue injuries ie tendonitis, sprains and strains
- Digestive issues constipation etc
- Pregnancy discomfort
There are many more conditions Osteopathy can help with. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org we'll do our best to help with your query.