Treatments & Therapies

Practioners & Therapists

Nita Mistry

Osteopathy

Overview of the treatment

Osteopathy is a manual form of treatment which places emphasis on the structure and functional problems of the body. It recognises how far the body is structurally abnormal and how this affects the overall health of the person. Osteopathy in the broad sense utilises many aspects of medicine, with the emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of both structural and functional problems. Significantly the treatment involves a holistic view of the person meaning looking at the person as a whole.

Ailments which can be treated by this therapy

Commonly treated conditions: Arthritic Pain and Stiffness of Joints, Back Pain, Sciatica, Disc Problems, Carpal Tunnel, Golfers and Tennis Elbow, Nerve Palsey and Neuritis, Effects of Poor Posture and Mobility, Hip,Knee, Foot Pain, Neck including Wry Neck and Spondylosis, Shoulder Problems-Rotator Cuff and Frozen Shoulder, Trapped Nerves, Head Pain, Muscular and Ligament Injuries, Pre natal and Post Pregancy Problems.

How the treatment is done

Osteopaths use their fingers to palpate muscles to seek out tension and other related problems. Soft tissue manipulation is similar to massage-like techniques, but is more specific in that it treats the underlying tissues. The objective is to loosen and relax tight and shortened muscles as well as lengthened muscle contractures. Joints are moved rhythmically by mobilising in the joint's plane of motion. This frees restricted joints, restores pain free movement and allows joint capsules to return to a position of ease. Manipulation is a core aspect of osteopathic treatment and diagnosis.