Osteopathy is a philosophy and form of alternative healthcare that emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function of the body, as well as the body’s ability to heal itself. It is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
Cranial osteopaths use a highly developed sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality in the living anatomy of the whole body, and to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction. Observing cranial treatment can be compared to watching someone reading a book. From the outside nothing appears to be happening but, if you are the one reading the book you are transported into a rich world of structure, colour, depth and emotion. As you continue to read, the story unfolds.
Osteopathy Before and/or After Surgery
Many life events such as traumas, illness and surgery can affect the body in ways that compromise its ability to adapt and compensate. The trauma of a fall or injury can deeply affect your body even though a hospital visit is not needed. Although surgery may address the cause of your problem, it is not the end of your treatment. The act of surgery itself, however minimally invasive, still causes damage that, like any other injury, needs treatment.
Western medical acupuncture, sometimes referred to as Trigger Point Acupuncture or Trigger Point Dry Needling, is a therapy where the practitioner inserts fine needles into specific points in the body to encourage healing and pain relief. These points can be either tender areas in muscle, or specific sites that stimulate nerves in the skin or muscle.
Sports Therapy & Remedial Massage
Sports therapy and remedial massage are aspects of healthcare specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the treatment and rehabilitation of patients, regardless of age and ability. We use sports massage and remedial massage as part of our sports therapy service help to get you back to your every day, work and exercise activities.
The way we sit, stand and walk is so habitual that most of us are unaware of how we are using our body. But what is good posture and why is it so important? Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture is as important as eating right, exercising and getting a good night’s sleep.
What to do now ……
If you’ve come to this website looking for help, then don’t in silence suffer any longer.
Contact us immediately on 01462 811006 for a consultation and let’s assess your condition.
At the assessment, we’ll take some details from you and build your case history. We’ll discuss why you’ve come to see us and where you have any aches and pains. Then we’ll examine you with the aim of giving you the appropriate treatment.
This will take a little while to complete, but it’s a necessary part of the ethical guidelines we work to. The guidelines are there to make sure everything is done professionally and to a high standard of patient care. I’m sure you agree that’s a good thing!
If you have any questions about what we do and how we do it, call us on 01462 811006 or use the contact form below – and we’ll be happy to help.
Here at Shefford Osteopathic Clinic we can treat a wide range of conditions. Select a green link from the list below to find out more.
- Arthritic Pain
- Circulatory Problems
- Digestion Problems
- Elbow Pain / Tennis Elbow
- Frozen Shoulder
- General Aches & Pains
- Hip Pain
- Inability to Relax
- Joint Pain
- Knee Pain
- Lumbago / Lower Back Pain
- Minor Sports Injuries
- Muscle Cramps
- Muscle Spasms
- Neck Pain
- Rheumatic Pain