What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established primary healthcare system of diagnosis and treatment for musculoskeletal conditions. Osteopath’s are pain specialists. By looking at the structure and function of the body, taking a thorough case history and examination, areas of imbalance are recognised. Osteopaths treat using hands on techniques including soft tissue massage, manipulation, stretching and articulation to increase joint mobility, relieve muscle spasm and enhance the blood and nerve supply to the body.
At Oak Tree Osteopathy we take the time to understand our patient, their unique combination of symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. This helps to make a diagnosis of the causes of the pain or lack of function (rather than just addressing the site of the condition) and to formulate a treatment plan that will achieve the best outcome for the individual.
Osteopaths frequently work alongside other health professionals, such as GPs, nurses and midwives as well as alternative medical practitioners. Osteopathy works well to complement other medical interventions including surgery and prescribed medication.
Osteopathy is one of the safest and most effective forms of treatment for musculoskeletal pain.
As well as being seen as back pain experts Osteopaths successfully treat many problems.
Things treated include: (this list is not conclusive)
• Back and neck pain
• Nerve entrapments
• Sports injuries
• Joint aches and pains
• Shoulder pain
• Jaw pain or clicking
• Muscular problems
• Postural problems
• Referred pain
• Mechanical imbalances
• Foot and ankle pain and sprains