Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a highly effective treatment that can help ease a range of problems including:
- Back pain and sciatica
- Foot and ankle pain
- Hand and elbow pain
- Hip, Knee, Neck pain
- Shoulder pain (Mouse shoulder)
- Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow
It can also help other conditions such as digestive issues, circulatory problems, neuralgia and disturbed sleep patterns. It is very effective in easing the physical strain of pregnancy and preparing the body for childbirth.
Massage – from gentle stretching and easing techniques for sensitive tissues, through to stronger myofascial release and deep friction for chronic fibrous tissue and some sports injuries.
Articulation and stretching – to improve flexibility and restore a better physiological function to the joints and spine.
Traction – to stretch and decompress the neck and lumbar spine.
Mobilisation techniques – these range from specific localised repeated gentle toggling to the high velocity, low amplitude manipulations which give the distinctive ‘clicking’ or ‘popping’ sound when the joint releases.
Exercises, postural advice and self-help information – so that you can maintain improved mobility between treatments and prevent further problems.
Osteopaths are trained to check for signs of serious conditions – if this is the case, we’ll tell you what we believe to be the problem and refer you to your GP for further investigation.
Cranial Osteopathy (craniosacral)
Cranial Osteopathy is an extremely gentle treatment that’s perfect for small children and babies. It encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head.
The Sutherland Society – website is a good source of information about Cranial Osteopathy.
The book ‘Osteopathy For Children’by Elizabeth Hayden DO, is available for free when you book an appointment at The Osteopathic Practice for Cranial Osteopathy for pregnant mothers or infants. The normal retail price is £6.00.