Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, ranging from long term pain to acute sports injuries. It works with the structure and function of the body to understand what may be causing or maintaining your pain or condition.

Osteopaths use palpation and a selection of techniques to increase the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.

Osteopathy is only available at our Arnold Clinic.

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Osteopathic techniques may include

Articulation

  • This involves taking a specific joint through either its full range of motion to increase movement or more gentle ranges of motion to reduce any swelling or irritation to the joint and its surrounding tissues

Massage

  • Massage to your muscles, tendons and ligaments can be applied in a variety of ways to break down fibrous tissue and increase the blood supply and quality of the tissues

Stretching

  • Stretching whilst you contract your muscles in different ways, known as muscle energy techniques, can be applied to increase the length and strength of muscles, tendons and ligaments, whilst also breaking down scar tissue that may be present

Manipulation

  • This involves a quick, sudden and controlled movement to be applied to any specific joint in your body. It is sometimes accompanied by a clicking noise, and can be used help to relieve pain and tension in various areas

Biomechanical assessment

  • Throughout your examination and treatment, the way your body move’s and functions will be under continuous assessment, whilst also including an understanding of how your body moves during your day to day activities and exercise/sports you partake in

Self-management advice

  • Through the whole process your osteopath will aim to educate you on your pain and injury and advise how you can manage it yourself between treatments and longer term in the future