Osteopathy treatment involves helping the body’s own healing abilities so that the structure and functions of the body are working at their optimum. By improving the quality and range of movement of the skeleton, muscles, ligaments, tendons, this will, in turn, affect the functions of the blood and nerve supplies to body tissues, therefore helping to reduce pain and balance the overall health and well-being of the body.
Osteopathy can treat and manage many symptoms including:
- Any form of spinal pain originating from disc bulges/muscle spasm to joint sprains
- Arthritic related aches and pains
- Strain injuries from repetitive work
- Sciatica/nerve entrapment symptoms
- Muscular problems
- Referred pain
- Biomechanical imbalances
- Minor sports injuries – tennis/golf elbow, knees, shoulders, ankles
- Pregnancy and post-partum posture-related aches and pains – rib pain, pelvic and back pains
- Aches and pains caused by work, driving, gardening or leisure sports.
For adults, osteopathic treatments involve hands-on techniques as well as discussing with patients’ potential factors contributing to their pain and discomfort. Whether from their job, a sport, posture, during/after pregnancy or lifestyle.
Tailored postural advice is given plus stretching or strengthening exercises. This also helps patients with ongoing management of their symptoms and prevention of injury recurrence. With this holistic treatment approach, Charlotte encourages patients to play a part in their own recovery. The aim is to ensure a long-term solution rather than just a quick fix.
For babies and children, treatments are more gentle using cranial osteopathy techniques where highly developed palpation skills persuasively release tension and strain patterns in the body. These treatments can help with feeding problems, symptoms of reflux, colic, constipation, wind as well as postural problems and flattening of the head.
Charlotte is a fully qualified and registered osteopath specialising in both structural and cranial osteopathy techniques for patients of all ages – babies through to the elderly.
If you’re not sure whether Osteopathy can help you, then please call Charlotte on 07957 563 472 and she will be more than happy to talk through your individual situation and advise on whether Osteopathy is suitable for you.