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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on the body’s skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs.

Osteopaths are primary healthcare professionals that focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical and structural problems of the body. Their proficient and competent techniques can assist in a speedy return to normal activity.

Treatment usually consists of a combination of soft-tissue releasing techniques and stretching. Affecting joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Advice may also be given on exercise and self-help treatments.

What happens?

On your first visit, a full medical history will be taken and an examination carried out. (You may be asked to remove some clothing for this). The osteopath will then assess the problem and make a diagnosis and discuss it with you.

Treatments usually last 45 minutes for the first appointment and up to half an hour for subsequent appointments. Depending on the presenting problem, approximately 2-6 sessions are usually required. Many patients decide that they would like to have periodic preventative treatments to avoid recurring problems.

For access to fast and effective treatment with an Osteopath, please contact us on 01844 211011

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