We use a wide range of techniques including massage, gentle cranial and visceral work, and joint articulation and mobilisation. Treatment is different for every patient and is appropriate to them.
We may discuss exercises that you can do to improve your posture and movement in your workplace and everyday life.
Before we start to treat you, we will make a full medical assessment. We take time to listen and to ask questions to make sure we understand your medical history and your day-to-day routine. We may feel your pulse and check your reflexes. We may also refer you for clinical tests such as x-rays, if we think you need them.
We usually look at your posture and how you move. We may also assess what happens when we move it for you and see what hurts, where and when.
We may also find the areas which are sensitive and tight and this helps us to identify what is going on. Sometimes osteopathy may not be appropriate for you, and if so we will refer you to your GP or a specialist such as an orthopaedic surgeon.