ABOUT OSTEOPATHY: A WHOLE BODY APPROACH
OSTEOPATHY IS a recognised healthcare profession. The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends spinal manipulation for lower back pain. osteopaths are trained to deliver such treatments and offer self-management advice.
Here is a great video explaining what is an Osteopath:
Our Osteopaths have spent at least four to five years training to understand the relationship between the body's organs, joints and muscles and are experienced in treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system throughout the whole body. Our osteopaths are all registered with the General Osteopathic Council. This gives the patients the same sort of guarantees and protection as those given by doctors and dentists.
WHAT TO EXPECT: When you first visit one of our osteopaths you'll be asked about your current symptoms and medical history. All information is treated as confidential. They will examine the areas of your body causing discomfort. Sometimes the cause of the problem may be in a different area to the pain so they may examine the whole body. After the initial examination your osteopath will discuss treatment options with you. They will usually begin your treatment at your first appointment if it is safe and appropriate to do so.
OSTEOPATHY FOR ALL AGES: FROM PREGNANT WOMEN TO ELITE ATHLETES.
Here at the Cathedral Road Clinic we treat a wide variety of patients. from very young babies, expectant mothers, world class performers, sports personalities and older people with mobility issues. We treat each person individually as every patient's problems are unique. Your treatment will be specific to your symptoms. we use a variety of hands on techniques. These will vary depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis.
OSTEOPATHY FOR BACK PAIN
Often back pain resolves quickly by itself, but if it persists for more than a few days, an osteopath may be able to help you. Our spines are surprisingly strong and difficult to damage, and usually it is the surrounding ligaments and muscles that can cause pain and discomfort. Our Osteopaths are highly trained professionals who are skilled in diagnosing problems, including those that may require further investigation. Back pain is not normally caused by anything serious , though it is natural to worry about what might be causing your symptoms. Mark, Cari, Andrew and Arwel will always carry out a careful and thorough examination to check for more serious diagnoses. Treatment varies depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis, but often focuses on releasing tension, stretching muscles and mobilising joints-all which may help relieve your pain. Our osteopaths will also give advice on what you can do to help manage your pain and how to keep active through and beyond your recovery.
OSTEOPATHY IN SPORT AND PERFORMANCE
Our osteopaths are trained to determine if your sports related discomfort is due to a more serious underlying problem, or if it arises from a mechanical strain. It can be frustrating when pain stops you training and it is natural to worry what may be behind your symptoms. Our osteopaths will always check for more serious conditions as part of the routine examination and treat only if it is safe and appropriate to do so.