Osteopathy is an effective hands-on approach, involving highly skilled diagnosis and treatment, supported by practical lifestyle advice to enable patients to maintain optimal physical health and return to daily and/or sports-related activities.
Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognized by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently.
Utilizing an initial movement assessment and a highly developed sense of touch, they identify problem areas of the body. Using gentle stretching, soft tissue and mobilising techniques as well as manipulating joints, an osteopath will improve the health of the affected tissue and the body as a whole.
An osteopath will also use techniques that relieve pain and discomfort, release tension, improve mobility of scar tissue and aid the physical and mental recovery, including cranial osteopathy, articulation, Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM), and medical acupuncture.
An osteopath may also provide advice on posture and rehabilitation exercises to aid recovery, improve strength, flexibility and balance, and prevent symptoms recurring.
Every day over 30,000 people visit an osteopath for help with a wide variety of conditions.
Encourage Movement Osteopathy aims to treat patients of all ages and backgrounds, from babies to older people and from office professionals and pregnant women to sportspeople.
Patients seek osteopathic treatment for a wide variety of conditions including but not limited to:
- Neck & Back Pain
- Headaches & Migraines
- Muscular and Neural Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Shoulder Pain
- Hip Pain
- Ligament Injuries
- Knee and Ankle Injuries
- Arthritic pain
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