Osteopathy & Chiropractic
is a ‘whole body’ treatment that centres around the principle that to achieve
general wellbeing, all the bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in
our bodies must work harmoniously together.
is a manual treatment, meaning a practitioner will use their hands to stretch
and massage the body to increase mobility and relieve muscle tension. It is an
effective treatment for several conditions including lower back pain, neck
pain, arthritis, sports injuries and pain associated with bad posture.
osteopathy is concentrated on the body’s organs and central cavities and
involves the Osteopath gradually manipulating the viscera and connective tissue
surrounding internal organs to increase pliability and improve general
Cranial osteopathy focuses on lightly manipulating the skull to identify the
pulse surrounding the brain. It is used to treat a wide range of problems
across the entire body, not just the head. Cranial osteopathy is particularly
gentle, which is why many practitioners use it to treat babies and children.
treatment is another non-surgical treatment option that focuses on the
relationship between the nerves, muscles and skeleton. Chiropractic treatment
typically focuses on the patient’s spine and most people will seek out a
Chiropractor for problems with their lower back.
The philosophy of Chiropractic treatment is that
joint misalignment causes back pain as it compromises the body’s central
nervous system. Treatment involves spinal manipulation, and a Chiropractor will
often make small ‘adjustments’ to the position of the lumbar vertebrae to
relieve pressure and alleviate pain. These adjustments are what causes the
familiar cracking or popping noise associated with Chiropractic treatment. The
cracking noises are caused by small pockets of gas in your joint fluid, and
although they can be noisy, treatment should never be painful.
& Chiropractic intervention can help treat arthritis, back pain, headaches,
tennis elbow, digestive issues, and postural problems. Treatment can also
assist with sleep cycles and the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic symptoms.