Osteopathic treatment is most commonly used for the relief of muscular-skeletal pain, postural issues and movement dysfunction. Like other osteopaths I work on muscles, soft tissue, tendons, ligaments, soft tissue and joints using a range of manual therapy treatment techniques. I also prescribe exercises for patients to do at home and sometimes recommend they attend exercise classes or see an exercise physiologist or personal trainer for support and progression of their exercises.

The aim is to help patients achieve lasting relief of their pain – this is often best achieved with proper physical examination, followed by specific and targeted manual therapy during the therapy session and some sort of home exercise to follow up.

I treat children and babies as well as adults and tailor the treatment to suit the patient’s age, condition and presenting problem.

Pain areas treated

  • Back and neck pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Headache
  • Craniofacial pain
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Postural and movement dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain
  • Lower limb: hip, knee, ankle, foot pain, and shin splints
  • Upper limb: shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain
  • Arthritis related pain
  • Fibromyalgia

Chronic pain – an integrative approach

What is chronic pain?

Pain is our body’s usual response to injury and damage. In most cases it only last for a short time and is gone once tissues heal. However, in some cases pain persists. The reason it lasts is complex but recent research is showing that it has a lot to do with processes in our brain and nervous system.

Manual therapy combined with mind-body techniques for chronic pain management

I sometimes combine manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription with breathing, relaxation and mind-techniques such as mindfulness, to influence the brain and nervous system processes that are activated in chronic pain.

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