What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis & treatment used for a variety of musculo -skeletal problems involving joints, muscles, bones, ligaments & intervertebral discs.
What happens during Osteopathy?
Many people visiting our clinic describe feeling some sort of spinal stiffness, aching or pain. This may be their neck, mid-back, low back or pelvic/hip areas. Sometimes there can be a nerve being irritated or trapped. This often causes arm or leg pain (sciatica), sometimes with tingling or numbness over an area of skin. Careful case history taking and examination is needed to diagnose the precise cause.
Treatment may include gentle rhythmical movements of the affected area which feels quite relaxing. Gentle stretching techniques are used to release joints and intervertebral discs. This relaxes muscles, decreases inflammation and helps release the joints and trapped nerve. This in combination with advice and a programme of home based exercises will relieve the stiffness and pain.
Who is it for?
There are many other conditions which can be treated effectively by osteopathy; the list below shows some of the more common ones.
Shoulder & arm pain
Wrist & hand pain
Hip & knee problems
Calf, ankle, foot & heel pain
Stiff & painful necks
Frozen or stiff shoulder
Tennis & golfers elbow
Low back pain
Arthritic pain & stiffness
Upper back & chest pain
Most private medical insurance schemes including BUPA and PPP will pay for osteopathic treatment.
Our resident Osteopath is Rob McGregor
Interested in Osteopathy?
Call us on 01933 224454, or get in touch using our contact form to find out more, or to arrange an appointment at our Therapy Centre in Wellingborough with one of our therapists.