AT YOUR APPOINTMENT
- Every appointment starts with a detailed case history; discussing your symptoms & general medical health.
-Examinations are then carried out, including orthopaedic, neurological and muscular testing.
- Once your diagnosis has been discussed treatment can begin, including a mixture of deep tissue massage and joint mobilisations. You may also be given an individual home exercise program to do between sessions.
80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life and it can be frustrating when it stops you from carrying out day to day activities.
The most common causes of back pain are:
• Muscular spasms
• Trapped nerves & sciatica
• Disc issues
Neck pain is very common and can often be quite an acute pain that restricts movement and your neck feels 'trapped'. Sometimes neck pain can lead to pain into the shoulder, arm & hand and headaches.
Common causes of neck pain are:
• Joint restrictions or 'lock'
• Disc Pain
• Thoracic outlet syndrome & nerve pain
• Muscular spasms
There are many different types of headaches so during your appointment a detailed case history will be taken to help determine the type of headache you have. 'Cervicogenic headaches' are the name given to headaches that result from tensions in the neck. Osteopathic treatment to loosen the muscles and joints in the neck may help with this type of headache.
SHOULDER, ARM & HAND PAIN
Some of the most common conditions seen are:
• Impingement syndrome
• Rotator cuff strain
• Frozen shoulder
• Bicep tendonpathy
• Golfers elbow
• Tennis elbow
HIP, KNEE & ANKLE PAIN
There are many causes such as:
• Piriformis syndrome
• Ligament strain
• Sports injuries
• Achilles pain
• Plantar Fasciitis
Any injury can be frustrating - especially when it stops you from enjoying the exercise that you love.
Often injuries can be caused by overuse, inflexibility and incorrect form.
Maintaining good flexibility and mobility with osteopathy can help work towards injury prevention from the start.
Osteopathy can also help with injury recovery and rehab, using hands on manual therapy and well as bespoke exercise programmes.