Osteopathy is a safe and effective therapy that aims to return the body to its optimal state
of health. To do so, the osteopath uses a wide variety of techniques to tailor each
treatment to each patient.

The onset of pain rarely relates to one isolated injury, it is often an accumulation of strains
over the course of many years that leads to “the final straw”. As a matter of fact we all
suffer a certain amount of trauma during our lives, whether it being sports injuries, car
accidents, falls, illnesses or emotional stress. The body is very good at adapting so it will
find various mechanisms to keep going… until it cannot cope any more. And that is when
pain starts. The trigger can be something as small and innocent as bending down to
unload the dishwasher, but it is enough to throw the body over the edge.
There usually are warning signs though and getting a treatment at this stage will prevent
the occurrence of an acute episode. These warning signs could manifest as twinges,
tension or a “tired” feeling in your back for example.
In order to relieve the pain, the osteopath will have to work on old strains as well as
releasing tensions related to the trigger episode.

Because of the wide range of techniques used, an osteopath can treat people of any age
and help with a variety of problems such as:

  • back pain
  • neck pain
  • foot, ankle, knee or hip pain
  • hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder pain
  • headaches
  • indigestion
  • sprains
  • sciatica
  • tennis elbow
  • osteoarthritis
  • recovery after hip and knee replacement
  • menstrual discomfort
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • pregnancy related complaints
  • dentistry
  • babies and children