Osteopaths are trained to diagnose, manage, treat and prevent a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions (problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body). By discussing your pain and symptoms with you and undertaking a thorough examination of your body, your osteopath will be able to provide you with a diagnosis and explain what the underlying cause of your problem is. As primary health care professionals, osteopaths are also able to order further tests and imaging (e.g. Xrays and MRI scans) if necessary. You do not need a GP referral to visit – simply call us to make an appointment. For more information on common conditions our osteopaths help patients with, click here.
Once you have received a diagnosis, your osteopath will provide treatment using a range of effective techniques designed to relieve pain, increase joint mobility, relieve muscle tension and help your body’s own healing mechanisms. These include manipulation of the spine and joints, soft tissue massage, stretches, cranial osteopathy, a very gentle treatment technique ideal for children, pregnant women, and more. Treatment will be tailored to your individual needs and you will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have about osteopathic treatment in advance.
Your osteopath will help you navigate the healthcare system by working together with other health care professionals such as GPs, consultants and diagnostic services as required, giving you quick and easy access to high quality, affordable health care. Your osteopath can update your GP on your condition and progress and will also happily liaise with employers, insurance companies and other practitioners to help you on your road to recovery. And if we cannot help you, we will always refer you to a specialist who can.
In addition to manual therapy, your osteopath will also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent your symptoms recurring.
Call us on 0117 9723 518 to book an appointment or for a free, no obligation chat to find out how we can help you.