As an “Naturopathic” Osteopath I believe in treating and coaching you by using a holistic approach. I believe that the whole body is interconnected on a physical, nutritional and mental emotional level.
From an Osteopathic perspective it is important to treat you as a whole and not view your body in isolation, such as only looking at your bad back or arthritic knee. By treating you as a whole I will consider the relationships of your body, how your back works with your hips and lower limbs or how your jaw works with your neck for example.
What I treat as an Osteopath
Based on research evidence that was submitted to the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) prior to November 2016, the ASA and CAP accept that Osteopaths can claim to treat the following:
- Arthritic pain
- Circulatory problems
- Digestion problems
- Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
- Joint pains
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
- General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
- Generalised aches and pains
- Migraine prevention
- Minor sports injuries and tensions
- Muscle spasms
- Inability to relax
- Rheumatic pain
- Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
Osteopathy is a total system of healthcare which professes and teaches the osteopathic philosophy:
- The body is a unit.
- It has its own self-protecting and regulating mechanisms.
- Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
Treatment considers the preceding three principles. Osteopathy also encompasses all recognized tools of diagnosis and healing including osteopathic palpatory and manipulative treatment methods.
Are You Still Unsure About Osteopathy?
If you are still unsure whether Osteopathy can help you with your aches and pains please consider:
- The National Institute of Clinical Excellence‘s (NICE) guidelines recommend manipulative therapies like osteopathy for the treatment of low back pain.
- The British Medical Association’s (BMA) guidance for general practitioners states that doctors can safely refer their patients to osteopaths.
- I am fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council click here.
- I collaborate with most insurance companies who can subsidise or cover your treatment costs (depending on your insurance policy with that provider).