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. …
Osteopaths work on the foundation that our body works as a functional and dynamic unit. This drives our approach and hands on treatment to treat globally and holistically - to make change to your whole body, not just the isolated, painful region. This is to assist the self-healing and regulation mechanism each of us possesses, so the body can in turn heal itself.
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.
As Osteopaths, we often see patients who tell us that they don’t take pain killers. This could be from allergies, interactions with other medications or their own personal beliefs. Although we believe that pain relief always has a time and place, it’s beneficial to have alternative options. These options often come in the form of supplements. One of the most commonly known supplements …
When considering exercises that are good for us, there are so many options; for general health, muscle and joint health and for rehabilitation…… As well as recommendations and talk of pilates, yoga, swimming, cycling, and even personal training, it can be hard to know where to start!
As an Osteopath and Pilates instructor I’m always asked about what I do, and why - both on the treatment table and then in the Pilates studio. And what my approach to treatment and rehabilitation is. This is a great question to answer!!!
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!