Osteopathy for Adults

As osteopaths are musculoskeletal experts, there are many reasons to see you osteopaths alongside your GP. Osteopaths are trained to diagnose and treat an array of conditions, so osteopathic management can benefit you whether you have muscle or joint pain, or if you are recovering from surgery. You may be diagnosed with a condition already and need complimentary treatment to help with your pain or rehabilitation, or you may have a problem that needs diagnosing – either way osteopathy will be able to promote your path towards health.

Osteopathic treatment adjusts imbalances within your musculoskeletal systems, with the aim to rebalance your central and sympathetic nervous systems, and lymphatic and circulatory systems. In accordance with your bodies’ innate healing mechanism the treatments produce physiological change, not just anatomical change. With this in mind, the benefits of osteopathic treatment are non-exhaustive.

Treatment will help directly with any acute or chronic musculoskeletal problem you have by increasing joint and muscle movement, blood and lymphatic flow, and reintegrating your central and sympathetic nervous systems. The result of this is a reduction in your symptoms of pain, inflammation, swelling, and congestion, and an increase in overall health.

Osteopathy can also help indirectly with many non-musculoskeletal conditions. By ensuring there is good balance between all your physiological and anatomical systems, your body becomes healthier and your body and immune system is able to heal with less constraint. Even if you are relatively healthy, treatment will benefit you by allowing you to go through life pain free, restriction free and optimally healthy.

Musculoskeletal conditions are any problems with muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, joints and nerves. Osteopaths are musculoskeletal experts and trained to diagnose and treat many conditions.

Musculoskeletal conditions include:
  • Joint pain, generalised aches and pains, muscle spasm
  •  Back and neck pain
  •  Joint pain such as: hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand pain
  • Muscle/tendon pain such as: tears, strains, injury
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Neuralgia and sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow and golfers elbow
  • Runners knee and ilio-tibial band syndrome
  • Sports injury and tension
  • Cramp
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
Systemic conditions are problems that can affect the whole body, with different organs and tissues being affected at the same time. Osteopathy will help with the musculoskeletal manifestations and symptoms of many systemic conditions.

Systemic conditions benefited by osteopathy:
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Digestive problems
  • Circulatory problems
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Inability to relax
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sleep problems