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About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of manual or hands-on therapy that encourages self-healing mechanisms in the body. The aim of osteopaths is to create change in the body structure and so help it to function better. Osteopaths treat people with problems presenting in the Musculo skeletal system that are long term, (chronic) or acute.

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The Origins of Osteopathy, its Principles and Concepts.

By Matt Blackburn. Osteopathy is a system of healing that was developed around the turn of the 20th century by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still an American physician. It was later further developed and interpreted in the U.K by Dr. J.M Littlejohn. It’s guiding principles have a basis in the healing power of nature believing that: “The body is not a machine but a vital living organism with a normal tendency

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Physio or Osteo, what’s the difference?

If you’ve ever had a problem such as a sore back, headache, sciatica or a painful knee it’s likely that you have looked for some kind of professional to help.  Physiotherapists and osteopaths are both allied health professionals whose aims are to relieve pain and help your body work better however the differences between them can be confusing.   This article takes a closer look at each profession to find

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More about Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of manual or hands-on therapy that encourages self-healing mechanisms in the body. The aim of osteopaths is to create change in the body structure and so help it to function better. Osteopaths treat people with problems presenting in the Musculo-skeletal system that are long term, (chronic) or acute. Commonly used techniques include soft tissue techniques, articulation of joints, stretching, release of nerves and some gentle osteopathic

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Osteopathy and Chronic Pain.

Pain has been described an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. The sensation of pain in not only determined by our physical make-up but also by our mental and emotional state and cultural background. Injury causes tissues to be damaged and the body repairs them. This can take a varied amount of time depending on the injury and the person’s ability to heal. Chronic pain may continue on without painful stimuli

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What can Osteopathy treat?

Osteopaths use a range of treatment methods depending on the age and condition of the person coming to clinic. They are trained to recognize serious conditions that may require further medical help. Osteopathy aims not only to relieve symptoms but to help the body to function better in a number of ways. Patients may report other improvements such as feeling more relaxed and sleeping better after treatments. Though well known

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Migraine headaches

Migraine headaches can be a very severe, debilitating and ongoing with different symptoms to other headaches and are mostly considered a neurological disorder. Many people often report that something brings on a migraine such as certain foods, bright lights or loud noise, weather changes, stress, hormonal changes and poor or disturbed sleep. Migraines are traditionally considered to be due to changes in blood flow within the head and neck. At

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Neck pain and stiffness

Necks can be can be uncomfortable and painful and are a common reason for seeking treatment. If you have a painful or restricted neck how often do you notice that other areas are also distressed such as your upper or lower back or hips for example? A long time ago as humans evolved to walk on two legs our cervical spines adapted to support our heads in the upright position. 

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Osteopathy for Seniors

If you’re over 60 its easy to blame everything on “getting older”. That’s what everyone seems to do including doctors. Aches and pains difficulty turning your head backing the car, sciatica, stiff back, sore knees and headaches. These are some problems of getting older and you may be told that nothing can be done about it. Osteopathy is a treatment modality that is ideal for seniors. Treatment for involves questioning

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