What is it, how and what can we treat and more.
WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Often people relate the word Osteo with bones – and rightly so. BUT Osteopathy is so much more than just bones. Osteopathy is a WHOLE BODY approach to health, focusing on the health of the entire body, and not just the injured part. Osteopaths examine how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulatory system, connective tissue and internal organs function as a whole body unit. Osteopathy is a safe and effective form of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of health issues.
OSTEOPATHY AT DUO CLINIC
- Our practitioners are highly trained healthcare professionals, considered experts in the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to other systems in the body. They’re here to keep you as healthy as you can be.
- We treat all people – from babies to the elderly, pregnant women or elite athletes.
- We want to help you get the most out of your sport by improving bio-mechanical function, preventing injury or helping you to recover from injury more quickly and return to activity.
- Osteopaths are recognised by NHS England as Allied Health Professionals
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HOW WE TREAT
Osteopathic care is, and should always be, unique to individual patient needs, so treatment will vary depending on your age, fitness levels and diagnosis. Your practitioner will use a wide range of gentle hands-on techniques, focusing on releasing tension, stretching muscles and mobilising joints. These techniques, used together with exercise and tailored advice, will help you relieve or manage pain, keep active and maintain the best of health.
We also believe that the body has the ability to heal itself, therefore patient attitude and willingness to heed advice on posture, exercise, and ergonomics is key to success of treatment.
Remember, YOU are very much a part of YOUR treatment plan and your ability to recover.
Scroll on to find a list of what we treat.
WHAT WE TREAT
- Generalised aches and pains
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain related to Osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core treatment and exercise
- General, acute and chronic back pain and sciatica
- Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
- Headache arising from the neck/migraine prevention
- Minor sports injuries and tensions
- Frozen shoulder, shoulder pain
- Elbow pain such as tennis elbow
- Muscle spasms
- Digestion problems
- Rheumatic pain
If you don’t find your symptoms or issue listed, contact us to discuss your treatment options.
WHAT TO EXPECT
On your first visit, we’ll discuss your current symptoms and medical and family history. Your osteopath will examine the areas of the body causing discomfort and may perform necessary tests such as taking blood pressure or testing reflexes to screen for more serious diagnoses.
After initial examination, we’ll discuss your treatment options and together, we’ll decide an appropriate and suitable treatment plan.
Treatment may involve several visits, and if necessary, onward referral to another professional for further investigation (i.e. scans or blood tests).
You don’t need to see your GP first but you may wish to do so.