What is Osteopathy?

What is osteopathy and how can it help you ?

Osteopathy is a gentle way of treating a wide range of symptoms. It is a method of detecting and treating injured parts of the body, nerves, muscles, ligaments and joints.  It is suitable for all ages, from babies to the elderly, professional sports men and women.

Osteopaths use their hands to detect and correct such problems, using highly developed sence of touch.

Osteopathy stimulates and encourages function which in turn helps to create an environment in which the body work efficiently and repair/heal itself.

Osteopaths have completed a 4 year science degree course. There are currently 4,918 practising osteopaths in the uk , all protected and regulated by the GOSC.

For current up to date information about osteopathic research please use this link http://www.ncor.org.uk – The National Council for Osteopathic Research.

Osteopathy is commonly used for the following ……

– sciatica
– lower back pain
– headaches, including migraine
– frozen shoulders
– repetitive strain injuries
– lower limb pain
– sports injuries
– disc injuries
– osteoarthritis
– sleeplessness in children/babies
– pregnancy
– whiplash

Please feel free to call and discuss, in confidence, any problems you may have.

What should I expect from my first osteopathy appointment?

On your first visit, I will take a thorough case history detailing your initial problem that you have as well as ask about any other medical history that maybe of relevance. Please bring any information on the  medication that you maybe taking.

You maybe asked to remove your clothing down to your underwear so i can examine your spinal mechanics/muscle tone – although this is not always necessary. Please feel free to bring shorts/leggings to  wear if you would feel more comfortable.

You will be asked to do a few movements for me to assess your range of movements and then i will discuss my findings and decide if to treat or not. Please feel free to stop me at anytime if you feel uncomfortable or wish to ask any questions.

What you should expect after the first treatment?

You may feel some discomfort for the first 24 to 48 hours after osteopathy , people will often then feel better. If your discomfort feels excessive please feel free to telephone the clinic and talk to me .  Improvement sometime takes a little time.

Complaints

Communication is very important , please discuss any problems with me either by calling the clinic (01835822862) or emailing me at charlotte@busybones.co.uk and I will do my utmost to resolve any issues you may have .Should you believe that I am unable to resolve an issue adequately , then please address your complaint to the GOsC. http://www.osteopathy.org.uk

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