Katy Austin D.O.
WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by diseases.
Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures involved in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Its main strength, however, lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.
Conditions that may benefit from osteopathic treatment: Back pain , lower and upper, Headache and migraine, Neck pain and torticollis, Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain eg carpal tunnel syndrome, Arthritic pain and joint stiffness, Sports injuries e.g tennis elbow , Achilles tendonitis, Aches and pains during pregnancy and post partum, Infants complaints e.g irritable or colicky babies. Jaw pain or clicking.
VISITING AN OSTEOPATH
When you visit an osteopath for the first time a full case history will be taken and you will be given an examination. You will normally be asked to remove some of your clothing and to perform a simple series of movements. The osteopath will then use his or her highly developed sense of touch to identify any points of strain, weakness, or restriction throughout the body. The osteopath may need additional investigations such as x-ray or blood tests and may refer you for these. This will allow for full diagnosis and a suitable treatment plan to be developed with you.
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Call 01795 227 423 to book an appointment or ask for further information