What do Osteopaths treat?
Patients suffering from the following complaints may benefit from Osteopathy:
- Neck pain and Back pain (muscular, disc and or joint involvement, and sciatica)
- Pain and stiffness associated with arthritis
- Pain in peripheral joints (eg, shoulder, knee, ankle etc)
- Tendinitis and muscle strains
- Work related and repetitive strain injuries
- Sports related injuries
- Postural problems
- Musculoskeletal components of pregnancy pain (eg. back pain, sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain)
What does Osteopathic Treatment involve?
When consulting an Osteopath, a consultation begins with a full case history and this will include looking at any previous tests done including x-rays and scans.
This is followed by a thorough physical examination where your posture is observed and then you will be asked to perform some small movements to assess how your body is functioning.
Treatment then follows and osteopaths use a wide range of techniques to treat musculoskeletal and functional disorders of the body.
- Stretching (MET)
- Postural advice
- Dry needling
- Recommendation of specific exercises to strengthen muscles and reduce pain