Osteopathy is a holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions.
It works with the structure and function of the body, based on the principle of the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning properly.
Techniques range from gentle stretching techniques to deeper soft tissue work and gentle joint mobilisation through to direct joint manipulation. The treatment style will vary depending on your individual needs, with supplementary advice given to patients on lifestyle, exercise, ergonomics and dietary issues.
Osteopathy can help with the assessment and treatment of people of any age from the elderly to the newborn and from pregnant women to sports people. The British Medical Association’s guidance for general practitioners states that doctors can safely refer patients to osteopaths.
Who can benefit?
YOUNGER PEOPLE THROUGH TO OLDER PEOPLE
Osteopathy is suitable for young people who are suffering with aches and pains, whether it be from carrying heavy bags, playing sport or having poor posture. Osteopathy can also help with the back pain, the pain of arthritic joints and poor muscle control and postural problems gained with age-related changes in the body.
MANUAL WORKERS THROUGH TO OFFICE PROFESSIONALS
Osteopathy is suitable for workers ranging from manual workers with the physical stress caused from lifting, repetitive strain and postural problems caused from work and driving, through to the office worker facing problems from poor posture sat at a desk or infront of a computer.
Osteopathy is suitable for a wide range of sporting injuries and rehabilitation, and this is the specialty of the Clinics we run. Hashim has completed a degree in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Rehabilitation from UCL (London). Osteopathy can help those from the casual weekend runner through to the elite athlete.