What is osteopathy?
Osteoapthy involves the diagnosis and treatment of structural and mechanical dysfunctions of the body.
Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if it is in good structural balance.
Osteopaths do not concentrate on treating the problem area but use techniques to balance inter-related systems of the body to improve health and well being.
Osteopaths are best known for treating the spine and joints relating to it, however patients have found osteopathy helpful for many other conditions. The most common conditions that osteopaths treat are:
Back and neck pain
Shoulder and arm problems
Pelvis, hip and leg problems
Sports and other injuries
Babies and children
During birth the baby is subjected to forces and strains as it is pushed along the birth canal. This can leave the baby with uncomfortable stresses in the head and / or body. This may cause a variety of problems, both in the young baby and later on as the child grows. Osteopathic treatment can be helpful in restoring balance after the birth. Treatment has been shown to help with reducing colicky crying, improving sleep and unsettled behaviour.
Parents are often recommended to bring their child for treatment by a midwife, health visitor, breast feeding advisor and other parents who have found treatment to be of benefit.
The Sutherland Society - The UK Organisation for Cranial Osteopathy
Cranial osteopathy helping babies
If you want to find out if osteopathy can help you or your child please call the clinic and we will be happy to discuss your particular problem.