Treatments

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a non invasive way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems. Osteopaths recognise the strong link between the structure of the body and the way it functions.

Osteopathy is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual relies on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together. 

Your osteopath will provide treatment and care based on your needs, both physical and psychological this includes explanation of your diagnosis and formulation of a tailor made treatment plan but also education on how to manage your condition and how to prevent re-occurrences. Exercises and advice are a very common and important part of treatment, allowing the patient to take control of their pain.

 

Manual therapists in general are in a fantastic position to reassure you mentally and provide dedicated and focused treatment and advice because they are able to spend more time getting to know you, asking you the relevant questions and getting to talk to you without the time pressures that general medical practice brings. 

A wide range of techniques are used to bring harmony, ease pain and restore natural movement without the use of medication or surgery. These are a non exhaustive list of common conditions that may be helped by Osteopathic treatment:

  • Arthritic pain

  • Sciatica

  • Rheumatic pain

  • Mechanical neck pain

  • Circulatory problems

  • Frozen shoulder and elbow pain

  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

  • Cramp and muscular spasm

  • Digestion problems

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)

  • Joint pain

  • Osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise

  • General, acute & chronic back pain 

  • Lumbago

  • Migraine prevention

  • Minor sports injuries

  • Neuralgia

  • Tension and inability to relax

Based on evidence submitted to CAP prior to November 2016, the ASA and CAP.

Clinical Massage

Massage can be applied to many of the soft tissues in the body including the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Various techniques are applied to manipulate, mobilise and stretch the tissues to encourage circulation and removal of metabolic waste produced by overworked tissues. Increase in blood flow relates directly to the body's ability to repair and recover and therefore it is perfect for sports people both pre and post event.

If you feel there may be neurological involvement (pain caused by trapped nerves) you may benefit more from Osteopathy - this is a clinical therapy, a more thorough assessment may be necessary. Please look at the Q & A section of our menu for more information.

 

Everyone can benefit from massage, these are a few things that are recognised by the association for soft tissue therapists as being effected by soft tissue therapy:

  • Improve circulation and lymphatic flow

  • Assist in the removal of metabolic waste

  • Sedate or stimulate nerve endings

  • Increase or decrease muscle tone

  • Increase or decrease muscle length

  • Remodel scar tissue when required

  • Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation

  • Reduce incidence of injury

Greenwood Osteopathy. Registered in England. GOsC Registration No: 9184.