Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a safe and natural approach to Health care. Osteopaths treat Patients for health problems from the cradle to the rocking chair

In Laymans terms:

If you are suffering back pain, neck pain or nerve-related pain in your legs or arms, then you are at the right place. Stated simply, osteopathy is a medical treatment discipline focused on improving the structural balance of the body as a whole, particularly the spine, muscles and joints. The starting point is a holistic appreciation of how the body works and recognition that the body has strong powers to heal itself. The objective of treatment is to minimise pain, reduce stress and maximise mobility thereby enhancing the body's ability to self-heal.

A delicate balancing act

When it comes to a healthy body one needs a healthy mind and nervous system. It is amazing to think that every single part of our body is supplied by nerve fibres and that each and every nerve fibre originates form the spinal cord which resides in a canal within our back bone. Just think back to the idea of 'structure governing function' again. If the spine is stiff or mal-aligned, the nerve tissue that issues from it must be affected to some degree. As an osteopath I find this to be the case in many different conditions. When I examine the spine of an individual with high blood pressure it is not uncommon to find limited movements in the mid back, or

between the shoulder blades, or lower spine in cases of irritable bowel syndrome. It would be an over simplification simply to state that these problems are totally due to spinal dysfunction but the impeded nervous outflow to the organs will not help mattes! When taken as part of a holistic approach which may involve dietary changes and the use of herbal remedies, the osteopaths aspect can be viewed as an essential ingredient in an effective treatment recipe.