Osteopaths are health practitioners and manual therapists, who have completed a minimum of 5 years training at university level. Osteopaths are experienced in examining, treating, diagnosing, managing and preventing musculoskeletal disorders with physical treatment.
• Are you a labourer lifting heavy tools? • Are you a carrying your child or grandchild? • Are you packing boxes and moving house – or even moving pots around in the garden? It doesn’t matter what you’re lifting, we just want to make sure you’re doing it safely! Unfortunately Osteopaths have a lot of patients coming in saying they hurt themselves from lifting. …
Your reason for visiting an Osteopath is most likely for pain relief. It can also be for learning and understanding what your diagnosis is and what is causing you pain or dysfunction. With knowledge comes power, and you can use this knowledge to better manage your pain.
Are you training for a marathon or running event? We want to be part of your team to make sure you make it to the finish line - injury free! Before you start pounding the pavement, we want you to be aware of ways to prevent or manage common running injuries. Training towards your big event might take months. This is a marathon, not a sprint!
As a very busy society, from working, looking after family and kids, exercising, socializing and being generally busy, we are often under some sort of strain in our body. This can manifest in back pain, whether it be in the older or younger population.
For many older individuals, the belief is that the effects of aging and associated symptoms is an inevitable part of life and the pain and restriction that can result from this is untreatable and often the premise is that you just have “live with it”.
Osteopathy is a gentle way to help the body to adapt to postural and muscular changes throughout pregnancy.
As osteopaths, we often have patients coming to us complaining of sciatica looking for help! They may also be complaining of lower back pain and other associated symptoms such as pain, weakness and discomfort in the leg and foot. The pain can be quite debilitating and can be constant, sharp, dull and intense.