Osteopaths may be able to help treat more than you think
- Sprained ankle
- Hip pain
- Sports injuries
- Assist Management of Arthritis
- Jaw pain
- Golf or tennis elbow
- Shoulder pain
- Pregnancy related pain
- Heel pain
- Foot pain
- Neck pain
- ‘Pinched nerve’
- Shin splints
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Osteopaths are highly trained to manually locate points of restriction or excessive strain in various parts of the body. Using palpation and neuro-orthopaedic testing the osteopath will assess the spine, joints, muscles and tendons.
An osteopath may also refer for blood tests or X-rays to confirm findings, or review existing diagnostic results where available.
Dry needling is the use of solid filiform needles (the same used in acupuncture) for therapy of muscle pain, sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation.
Dry needling targets the trigger points, which is the direct and palpable source of patient pain, rather than the traditional “meridians”, accessed via acupuncture.
Assisted stretching is a one hour consultation where you will be actively stretched and mobilised using a variety of stretching techniques such as long sustained stretches, contract relax antagonist relax, MET and the session also includes joint mobilisation, active muscle release, trigger point pressure and manipulation if required.