Who is it for? Can it help me?
Osteopaths treat babies, the elderly and everyone in between. With detailed knowledge of the changing human form throughout life and the therapeutic aim of improving health and function, osteopathic care is appropriate for people of all ages and functional abilities.
There are a number of more common conditions for which patients often seek osteopathic treatment; however the list does not indicate the full scope of osteopathic care.
As healthcare professionals we have an obligation to provide treatments based on current research so please ask if you have an unusual condition you require help with.
Osteopaths commonly treat:
- Aches and pains
- Back pain
- Circulatory problems
- Digestion problems
- Elbow pain, including tennis elbow
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
- Hip pain
- Inability to relax
- Joint pains
- Knee pain
- Mechanical neck pain
- Muscle spasms
- Post partum recovery pain
- Postural strain
- Pregnancy-related aches and pains
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Shoulder pain, including Frozen shoulder
- Sports injuries
Osteopathy for pregnant women
Postural changes during pregnancy are normal physiological adaptations to increased weight and softened ligaments. This can lead to additional pressure on joints and tissue strain resulting in pain.
We can support your changing body to reduce the strain and more comfortably cope with the demands of pregnancy. Post-partum recovery can also be assisted with osteopathy.
Osteopathy for babies and children
New-born babies and children have skeletons and tissue structures which are more soft and pliable than in the adult form. For this reason the more gentle approach of cranial osteopathy may be used to ease tissue strain and improve function in children.
The treatment of children & babies is part of the core skills of osteopathic care. We screen for medical conditions for which you may be advised to seek another health professional such as your midwife or doctor. We also work with lactation consultants to give postural advice related to breastfeeding.
Chloe has a specialist interest in working with pregnant women and children and has continued her studies via postgraduate courses since qualifying as an Osteopath in 2008. She has completed postgraduate courses in Cranial Osteopathy and Biodynamics in Children, and studied Paediatric Osteopathy at the renowned Osteopathic Centre for Children in London.
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