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.