Osteopathy is an Allied Health Care profession working with the muscles, joints, nerves, and other soft tissues of the body.
Osteopathy is based on the idea that if all these structures work together in harmony, good health will follow. Osteopaths can treat a wide range of conditions and can help all kinds of people, including the young, the old and pregnant women. Osteopaths are highly trained in triage – so if your symptoms require the attention of another medical professional your Osteopath can refer you appropriately. Osteopathic treatment is considered ‘conservative management’ and is the appropriate first line management for most musculoskeletal complaints.
Our friendly and experienced osteopaths are fully qualified and registered with the General Osteopathic Council. This means you can relax knowing you are safe in their hands. Generally speaking, osteopaths can diagnose and treat the same sort of conditions as physiotherapists. For example, they can treat conditions like:
- back, neck, hip and shoulder pain
- postural strains
- sports injuries
- arthritic pain
- work injuries
- overuse and repetitive strain injuries
- …and more
What Happens At An Osteopathy Appointment?
At your first osteopathy appointment, your osteopath will talk to you about your symptoms, you’re your diet and your lifestyle. They will then use movement and touch to help diagnose areas of weakness or strain in your body’s tissues. Once they have an accurate diagnosis, they will discuss a treatment plan, which may include hands on treatment, exercise prescription, or dietary and other lifestyle changes.
How We Can
We provide high-quality, evidence based management of a wide range of complaints, including back problems sciatica, neck pain, shoulders, hips, knees and sports injuries
Your Osteopath will provide an accurate diagnosis and discuss a treatment plan, which may include hands on treatment, exercise prescription and dietary and other lifestyle advice
At Central Osteopaths our team can assess and treat almost all Sports Injury conditions. They will take you through a thorough assessment to try and work out the main sports injury based diagnosis