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Osteopaths believe that the well-being of an individual relies upon the ability of their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues to function smoothly together with balance and co-ordination. No part of the body can be considered in isolation, for example; a stiff neck may be the root cause of shoulder pain or tingling in the hand.

Your first consultation will begin with taking a case history. Your osteopath will discuss with you the nature of your injury, the onset, your medical health and some general lifestyle questions to help build a picture of how your symptoms developed.

A physical examination will follow, here your osteopath will assess your posture and mobility and will ask you to perform a few basic movements. Please be aware that during the examination you may be asked to partially undress so that the practitioner can assess the problem area, please wear clothing you feel comfortable in i.e vest and shorts.

After discussing your diagnosis and examination findings it is time to develop an effective treatment plan. Every case is different and therefore so is each treatment plan. 

Techniques include:

  • Soft tissue massage and stretching

  • Myofascial release

  • Muscular energy techniques

  • Joint articulation and mobilisation 

  • Joint manipulation or HVT

  • Osteopathic acupuncture

  • Kinesio taping 

  • Home exercise prescription 

Should any further testing be required your osteopath will refer you back to you GP. 


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