Osteopathy has been an established system of healthcare for well over a hundred years; assessing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems.
Osteopaths use a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of a person’s muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery. They will always seek to understand the root causes of your pain or discomfort and give you clear and honest appraisal of treatment prognosis and likely outcomes.
Your Osteopath at Fix understands and respects the body's natural ability to maintain itself in balance. By using a combination of hands-on treatment and exercise and lifestyle advice, an Osteopath can promote restoration of normal function throughout the body.
A key principle of Osteopathy is that the wellbeing of an individual relies on the way that your nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and other internal structures all work with each other. Your Osteopath will listen to your story and create a treatment plan that is entirely tailored to you. Your plan will include treatment directly with them and also the possibility of additional care from another team member within Fix or, if necessary, referral to another practitioner.
What can osteopathy treat?
Your Osteopath will seek to understand your symptoms in the context of your whole lifestyle and will work with you to create the best possible environment for good health. Because of this approach many people choose Osteopathic healthcare to help prevent injury and illness, as well as to treat specific problems.
Some of the conditions your Osteopath can treat include:
- Sports injuries
- Low back pain or stiffness (which may or may not include sciatica)
- Problems with hips, shoulders, arms or legs
- Backache and some other pains experienced during pregnancy
- Functional coaching for sport or physical activty
- Symptoms of chronic conditions, e.g., asthma, arthritis
- Stiffness associated with wear and tear
- Workplace strains
- Effects of trauma, e.g., whiplash
- Neck and upper back pain or stiffness
- Postural problems & many others