Our patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals and sports people. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back and neck pain, repetitive strain injury, shoulder and arm problems, pelvis, hip and leg pain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.
Your medical history
Before we start to treat you, we will make a full medical assessment. We take time to listen to you and ask questions to make sure we understand your medical history and your day-to-day routine. We’ll ask you about things like diet, exercise and what is happening in your life, as these may give clues to help our diagnosis.
We look at your posture and how you move your body. We also assess what happens when we move it for you and see what hurts, where and when.
Using touch, we will identify the areas which are sensitive or tight and this helps us to piece together what’s going on. When we have done this, we can diagnose your condition. We may sometimes feel that osteopathy is not appropriate for you and refer you to your GP or another specialist such as an orthopaedic surgeon.
We use a wide range of gentle manipulations, depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis. Treatment is different for every patient but may include techniques such as different types of soft tissue massage and joint articulation to release tension, stretch muscles, help relieve pain and mobilise your joints. We also use craniosacral therapy, dry needling and kinesio taping. These are discussed in more detail on our techniques page.