Osteopaths are well known for treating conditions that affect the musculo-skeletal system, but were originally known as osteopaths because of the way they practised their medicine, using the muscles and the skeleton to treat the whole body, rather than drugs or surgery.
Nowadays, surgery and drug therapy has become much more predictable than it was in the second half of the 19th century when osteopathy was developed and osteopathy is most commonly used to treat those conditions where drugs or surgery are not indicated or desired.
As osteopaths, most of our patients come with the common aches and pains in the spine and peripheral joints, but we will also ask them about any underlying conditions and their general health as osteopathy can have a beneficial effect on the whole body.
Below is a list of the kind of problems that we deal with daily.
It is by no means a list of everything we can or do treat.
We are happy to speak or reply to email enquiries about your specific condition and whether we can help you.
- Low back pain.
- Neck pain and stiffness.
- Knee pain.
- Shoulder stiffness and pain, including ‘frozen’ shoulder.
- Ankle pain or stiffness.
- Neuralgic pain such as Sciatica.
- Elbow and wrist pain.
- Muscle stiffness.
- Injuries from sports and exercise.
- Over-strain injuries associated with pregnancy.