What is Osteopathy?
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What problems can Osteopathy help with?
- headaches and migraines
- period pain
- sports injuries
- shin splints
- postural issues
- urinary frequency and incontinence
- shoulder, elbow and wrist pain
- hip, knee and foot pain
- rib pain
- post surgical recovery, especially fractures and joint replacement
- pre and post natal care
- insomnia and poor sleep
- jaw pain
- acute and chronic ankle sprains
- breathing restrictions including those associated with asthma
What can I expect from a consultation?
Do I need a referral?
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. You must obtain a special referral form from your GP to refer you to an Osteopath.
How much does an appointment cost?
Are there additional investigations or treatments?
Principles of Osteopathy
2. The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing and health maintenance.
3. Structure and function are interdependent.
4. The rationale of treatment is based upon an understanding of the basic principles of body unit, self-regulation and the inter-relationship of structure and function.
(Profession founder Mr. Andrew Taylor Still, an American physician in the 19th century)
How can Osteopathy benefit children and babies?
Osteopathy recognises the particular stresses on the body children experience as they grow from newborn babies to teenagers, and has developed an approach to work with children of all ages.
A range of problems may interfere with the normal development of a child. Accidents and falls, or simply the young body's rapid growth can create or contribute to problems associated with bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Other issues faced by children include postural problems, sporting injuries and inflammatory problems.
We will work with you and your child to develop the best approach forward. A Osteopaths we will take a complete medical history, conduct an examination, and ask you and your child questions. Your osteopath and you can determine which type of osteopathic treatment is suitable, and if referrals to other health practitioners are needed. Your osteopath can also offer advice on sleep, feeding and nutrition, general health, posture and exercise.Conditions that osteopaths treat in children and teenagers include:
- back pain and headaches
- growing pains in muscles, bones and joints
- postural problems including curvature of the spine
- period pain
- walking difficulties or foot pain
- sporting injuries
- the physical effects of cerebral palsy
Osteopaths treat babies, children and teenagers for a range of conditions. Early treatment may prevent other problems from occurring!