Osteopathy offers a gentle and effective form of treatment and is suitable for people of all ages. The objective of osteopathic treatment is to reduce pain and discomfort from stiff or tender muscles and joints and to make everyday activities easier and more comfortable.
On your first visit I will take a detailed case history that will include questions about your activities, past medical history and any medication you may be taking. Next, I will carry out an examination to assess your posture, tissue health and mobility. This will help me diagnose and understand your condition better so that I can develop and discuss a treatment with you to suit your needs. To support treatment I will also advise you on exercises that you can do for yourself and how to avoid further injury or pain. Sometimes, after treatment some patients may feel a little discomfort, this is quite normal and is usually not a cause for concern as it is part of the healing process. If you have any concerns please contact me.