Osteopathy 3

GOsC Registered Osteopaths

Osteopathy 1

Manipulation

Osteopathy 5

Chronic Low Back Pain Treatment

Osteopathy 6

Sports Injury Treatment

How they treat

To make sure that you are treated correctly, we will ask you about your medical history and make a full medical assessment. We take time to listen to you and ask questions to make sure that we fully understand your medical history and your day-to-day routine. We will ask you about your diet, exercise and activities of daily living, as these may provide clues to help with our diagnosis.

We may feel your pulse and check your reflexes. We may also take your blood pressure and refer you for clinical tests, such as X-rays, if we think you need them. We usually look at your posture and how you move your body. We may also assess what happens when we move it for you and see what hurts, where and when. Physical examination is key and we use gentle touch to find the areas that are sensitive or tight and this helps us to identify what's going on.

When we have done this, we can diagnose your condition. We may sometimes feel that Osteopathy is not appropriate for you and refer you to another specialist, such as one of our specialist Back Pain Doctors or Sports Injury Doctors.

Your treatment
Osteopaths
use a wide range of gentle manipulations, depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis. Treatment is different for every patient but may include techniques such as soft tissue massages and joint articulation to release tension, stretch muscles, help relieve pain and mobilise your joints. Sometimes, when we move joints you may hear a 'click', similar to the click some people get when they crack their knuckles.