Is a very gentle yet potent mode of treatment which involves the whole body.
It is suitable from birth onwards for all ages and phases of life. It is a form of therapy in which the osteopath feels for a subtle rhythmical shape change [involuntary motion] that is expressed throughout all the tissues of the body. In assessing how this involuntary motion is being manifested in different areas and tissues, valuable information as to where the body is exhibiting strain or stress patterns is gained. This helps to build a picture of the underlying factors which may be influencing an individual’s recovery.
It is particularly suitable for babies, young children, pregnant women, and those who have had a history of trauma. People may prefer this approach if they do not wish for a vigorous treatment style.
Osteopathy at Keats during Covid 19 lockdown.
Whilst Osteopathy is considered as one of the services that may legally remain open under the current government legislation, and people are permitted to visit an osteopath during this period under the medical treatment clause.
Keats health Osteopaths assists the body’s own healing mechanism by applying hands-on stretching, soft/deep tissue massage and physical manipulation techniques to increase joint mobility, which relieves muscle tension and enhances the blood and nerve supply to the tissues.
If appropriate they may also provide advice on posture, work place setup, exercise and naturopathic dietary advice to aid recovery, promote health and prevent recurrence of symptoms.
Osteopaths can help identify the cause of pain or injury, and develop a safe and effective course of action to manage pain, in order for people to return and maintain an active quality of life.
Osteopaths can help with the following types of problems:
- Back and Neck pain
- Frozen and stiff shoulders
- Tennis elbow and wrist pain
- Repetitive Strain injuries
- Hip and knee problems
- Leg pain /sciatica
- Uncomplicated neck pain
- Ankle and foot problems
- Arthritic pain and stiffness
- Trapped nerves