What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a method of assessing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems. Osteopaths use a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of a person’s muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery.

Osteopathy was developed over 100 years ago by an American doctor. The founding principles are that the body is one functional unit and that the body has an innate ability to maintain and heal itself. This means that an osteopath takes a holistic approach to treatment and believes that the way that bones, muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and internal structures work with each other are important to an individual’s wellbeing.


Who is it for?

Everybody! Osteopathic patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women and sports people. Osteopathy is useful for injury prevention and recovery. It is great for combating the everyday strains of life and gravity. Patients often come in for check-up or maintenance appointments to ensure they are functioning at their best.

Osteopaths are trained as primary health practitioners and so are able to scan for signs of serious conditions they cannot treat. In these circumstances, they will refer you to see your GP or another practitioner.

What can osteopathy treat?

– Lower back pain
– All types of arthritis
– Postural problems caused by driving, work or pregnancy
– Foot and ankle pain such as Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, sprained ankles
– Osteoarthritis and sprains of the hand and wrist
– Headaches
– Hip pain
– Knee sprains and strains from sports injuries or from wear and tear
– Neck pain
– Shoulder problems such as rotator cuff dysfunction, shoulder injuries, osteoarthritis, referred pain
– Tennis and golfers elbow
– Repetitive strain injuries

Osteopathy at Comfort Health

At Comfort Health, we are delighted to have Nina working with us, Nina is a fully qualified and registered Osteopath graduating with a distinction from the UK’s oldest osteopathic school.

If you want to find out more, Nina will be happy to talk to you about your health and how you may benefit from osteopathic treatment.

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