HOW WE TREAT
Osteopaths treat with their hands to relieve strains on the human body. They help rebalance interconnections between different anatomical body parts, assisting the body in his own inherent ability to heal .
Osteopaths’ use a wide range of treatments methods tailored to the individual’s characteristic such as age, physique and current condition suffered.
Methods vary from soft – tissue of muscles and ligaments depending on the aim to be achieved; passive joint tractions and stretches to articulation and manipulation techniques known as Higher Velocity Low amplitude (HVT) to improve joint mobility.
In addition to their “hands on” skills, Osteopaths also offer self-care advice on life style, be spoke exercise, posture correction and work place set-up in the office to help patients sustain improvement gained during treatment and achieve excellent levels of recovery and better health.
FURTHER MEDICAL INVESTIGATION & REFERRAL
Osteopaths are Primary Healthcare Practitioners, well trained and qualified to recognise the need for further medical investigation such as X-Ray, MRI scans and blood tests.
They will refer as appropriate to other Primary Health professionals and medical specialists including GPs for specialist advice and will work with them for the benefit of the patient.
Although osteopaths will often treat patients that have been referred to them by a GP, there is no requirement for a patient to seek a GP referral for osteopathic intervention. Osteopaths are Primary Healthcare Practitioners, meaning they are fully qualified to assess and treat patients without the need for prior referral.