What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a non-invasive form of musculoskeletal therapy. Its aim is to restore function to the body via the means of soft tissue massage, stretching, articulating joints and spinal manipulation. Pressures and strengths of treatment can mostly be varied to suite the patient.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an invasive therapy whereby a fine needle is placed into a muscle in order to reduce tension within it.
Used on its own or in conjunction with osteopathy, acupuncture can have great results with trigger point (knots) and disc issues.
What to expect
If you have not experienced any form of manual therapy before here is a quick overview.
Upon arrival your osteopath will set up their couch in the agreed upon location.
In your first appointment admin details and lifestyle questions will be asked in order to get an overall picture of your physiological demands.
An assessment of the complaint will occur and diagnosis will be given.
Providing it is safe to continue, treatment will then be provided.
Post treatment, exercises and stretches may be given to help sustain the effects of the treatment given.
Finally, rebooking and farewells.