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Benefits of Osteopathy

Benefits of Osteopathy

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Gilly Arbuckle Osteopath treating shoulder pain

Osteopathy is a well-established and highly effective system used to diagnose and treat many conditions presenting with discomfort or stiffness, for example back or neck pain.

Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints.

Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage with the aim of:

  • increasing the mobility of joints
  • relieving muscle tension
  • enhancing the blood supply to tissues
  • helping the body to heal

This is a holistic practice that aims to treat the whole person not just the symptoms. It is also natural and can help where other approaches such as pain killers have been less effective.

Your body and particularly your spine need movement. It is often a lack of movement that begins the process of dysfunction that can lead to pain. The Osteopaths highly evolved sense of touch can find areas of restriction that are causing pain or will cause pain in the future.

Treatment Results

Osteopathic treatment increases mobility, reduces tension and restores balance so that the body can return to optimum health and ease of movement. This is achieved by gentle stretching of muscles and encouraging movement of joints. Every treatment is tailored to provide relief from aches pains and stiffness.

In the UK, an estimated 24,000 patients consult Osteopaths every working day. This amounts to over 6 million consultations a year.

Sessions last around 40 minutes, with many people reporting immediate relief from pain, discomfort and restricted movement.

Learn what you can expect from an appointment at our London Osteopathy clinic by clicking here.