Pain and dysfunction often occur because the body is not working in the most efficient way. This puts strain on muscles, ligaments and joints, which can result in pain and discomfort. Osteopaths realign and restore the structure and function of the body to a state of balance. The therapy is an established system of diagnosis and treatment for muscle and joint problems and soft tissue injuries.
Some of the conditions treated:
- Back and neck pain
- Shoulder/arm and wrist injuries
- Hip/knee/ankle and foot problems
- Muscle/tendon/joint injuries
- Disc and nerve problems
- Bowel problems
- Inflexibility and stiffness
- Incorrect posture
- Tinnitus/jaw problems
A combination of mobilisation, advanced massage techniques and gentle articulation are used along with postural advice and rehabilitation exercises for faster recovery and to prevent recurrence.
Sports Massage Cranial Osteopathy/Craniosacral Therapy
A gentle, subtle and profound therapy that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body. It strengthens vital pathways while removing blockages. Treatment addresses every function of the body, acute/chronic disease and emotional disturbances. It is also used to bring the person into a deep state of relaxation, releasing stress and developing well-‐being and vitality.
Osteopathy is used on athletes to help them attain peak/optimal performance. This is done by releasing blockages in the body helping it to function in a more efficient way. These blockages are not always visible to the person and in everyday life the body is doing its best to adapt and compensate for them, but when doing a particular sport, then the body has to try and deal with usually 3 times more forces going through it (depending on the sport) which sometimes can lead to pain and dysfunction, but at most times it certainly leads to reduced performance. This is done by posture and gait analysis, a spinal check and functional check of the whole locomotor system.
Some of the causes (to name a few)
- Old injuries
- Muscle imbalance
- Scoliosis Leg
- length discrepancy
- Bad posture
- Flat feet Dysfunctions (Blockages) in the spinal joints restricting nerve supply to muscles/ligaments/tendons
Spinal Massage Therapy
This is osteopathy for pleasure. It is very relaxing and yet energizing. Treatment comprises all the normal advanced massage techniques with the additional focus of working on the spine. A full spinal check and postural analysis are also carried out.
Each vertebrae is mobilised in a rhythmical way to increase mobility. Nerve conductivity is increased to the muscles, skin and internal organs. The therapy restores the lines of communication within the body, improving overall body function, healing potential and well ‐being.
The benefits (to name a few):
- Realigns the spine, improving posture and relaxing tense/stiff muscles
- Improves breathing, digestion, elimination and sexual function
- Increases blood supply to the brain, improving concentration and reducing irritability/tiredness
- Helps remove toxic build up and boosts the immune system