YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
Your First Appointment
What happens at your first appointment?
When you first see the Osteopath you will be asked questions about your current complaint – site of pain, type of pain, when it first started, things that relieves the symptoms or makes them worse, whether the pain moves to other parts of the body
If the Osteopath thinks it necessary, you may be asked questions on your past medical history and whether there is any relevant family history.
The Osteopath will carry out a physical examination where you may be asked to undress down to your underwear. This enables to Osteopath to look at and observe the affected and any related areas.
The Osteopath feels for any tightness in the muscles and tissues, any areas that may cause tenderness on palpation.
You will then be asked to perform some simple movements so that the Osteopath can see how you are moving – usually the spine and other affected areas – and which movements cause discomfort.
Any relevant Orthopaedic tests will be carried out to aid the Osteopath to a diagnosis.
Osteopathic treatment aims to reduce pain, alleviate muscle tension, and increase mobility enabling the patient to return to their normal activity levels as soon as possible.
Treatment involves soft tissue massage, rhythmic joint mobilisation, muscle release techniques and joint manipulation using short, quick movements.
In addition to hands on treatment in the clinic, your treatment may include a prescription of exercise activity to do at home to speed up your rehabilitation.
Making an appointment/Fees
Please call 01480 399607 to book your appointment.
Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply for missed appointments and appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice. Thank you.
NECK & BACK PAIN
Worried that your next movement is going to cause that nagging ache to turn into a brief, if excruciating, shooting pain?
Does checking over your shoulder when driving cause you to wince?
Does turning over in bed wake you up?
Many people suffer from pain in the neck, lower back, or mid back, or a combination of these. Osteopathy, a form of spinal manipulative therapy, has been shown to be a quick and effective way of treating both neck and lower back pain.
Your Osteopath will use their skilled examination to determine the cause and source of the pain and work to resolve these problems
Commonly treated conditions include:
Wear and tear/ Spondylosis
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
PELVIS, HIP AND LEG PAIN
Does picking something up off the floor cause shooting pain down your leg?
Do you get numbness or pins and needles in your feet?
Does walking down stairs cause pain in your knees?
Does getting up and walking around cause you pains
in your feet?
Not all sciatic pain is caused by problems in the back and can be caused by muscle imbalances around the pelvis and hip. Your Osteopath will use their skilled assessment and examination to diagnose and treat the cause of your pain.
Common conditions treated are:
Anterior knee pain – Patellar maltracking
Note: *Our Osteopaths are highly skilled and gentle osteopathic techniques are perfectly safe at all stages of pregnancy. Cranial osteopathy is a particularly gentle way of working. We always ensure that patients seek appropriate medical advice and will refer patients back to their GP if a problem is not suitable for osteopathic treatment.
“Taking away the pain will improve your game”
You don’t have to be an injured top athlete to benefit from Osteopathic treatment.
If you have an injury that causes you pain when you play sports to maintain fitness levels or even one that just affects your performance, you probably won’t get full enjoyment from your chosen sport. Muscle strains, joint pain and increased fatigue may all be all signs of imbalances or excess during sporting activity.
We will address not only the symptoms but any underlying structural imbalances to return you to pre-injury performance and advise you how to avoid problems in the future.
Football, rugby, rowing, weight lifting, bowls, or golf, all sports at all levels can be affected.
From muscle strain to damaged ligaments, Osteopathy can ease the pain and increase satisfaction from your chosen sport.