There are many forms of osteopathy including visceral, cranial and structural. Osteopathy works on the principle that a dysfunction of a joint or tissue is characterised by a decrease in mobility and tightness which will affect the entire area around the problem. This will result in more pressure being put on the surrounding area and therefore overcompensation. This can over time result in further restriction of the compensating area, and a new compensating area being affected, and so on, like a ripple effect.
Cranial osteopaths work with the subtle rhythmical pattern of motion that is present throughout the body, using very gentle manipulative pressure to release stress and tension. Many things can disrupt and interfere with this pattern, including accidents of all kinds, stress and muscle tension, poor posture… all of which can cause a wide variety of problems. It is thus remarkably effective in treating a wide range of conditions in people of all ages.
It can also be very useful and effective when other forms of treatment have failed, especially when treating conditions that are too acute for any other form of manipulation.
Structural osteopathy can be an incredibly effective treatment for a huge range of conditions. It encompasses an understanding of the body’s muscles, joints, ligaments & tendons and how they correlate to each other and effect each other. Through structural manipulation, stretching and massage, the relief which can come from structural osteopathy after a sporting injury, occupational strain or whiplash is a proven and medically recognised alternative to pain killers and can aid the speed with which you recover from injury.
Treatment is tailored to each individual, and may include structural work such as gentle manipulation and soft tissue massage, or cranial – or a combination of the two. There is a wide range of techniques and the osteopath will use the most appropriate for your condition.
Some people are lucky and respond in only one visit. This depends on the individual and their complaint. Long term conditions may take time to respond and require several sessions. Conditions such as osteoarthritis may need maintenance treatment on a regular basis.
Relief of symptoms caused by conditions that are permanent or long term often respond well to osteopathic treatment. A lot of the pain with these conditions is caused by tightness in the surrounding musculature. Regular treatment can help reduce symptoms caused by such conditions and reduce the amount of pain and need for pain relieving medication.
1 hour to 1.5 hours £55
Follow up treatment
45 minutes to 1 hour £50
Ages 5-16 £50
Follow up treatment
Ages 5-16 £45
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