Osteopathy may help with a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • generalised aches and pains,
  • joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • arthritic pain,
  • general, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
  • uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
  • headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / migraine prevention
  • frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
  • circulatory problems,
  • cramp, (i.e. menstrual pain)
  • digestion problems,
  • joint pains,
  • sciatica,
  • muscle spasms,
  • neuralgia,
  • fibromyalgia,
  • inability to relax,
  • rheumatic pain,
  • minor sports injuries and tensions.*
  • Postural Issues and Scoliosis

YOU might be able to ask your Osteopath for information any other health concerns or for a general check-up.

 

*Accepted following a review (by the UK government's independant Advertising Standards Authority of the Bronfort et al Review in 2010) 
Reference published pubmed at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2841070/
 
Research on evidence for Osteopathy:
There are more links to extensive references supporting Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy(OMT) at:
Osteopathy Australia website with links directly to the articles at http://www.osteopathy.org.au/pages/research-and-evidence.html
John Smartt, Osteopath has a great database of evidence-based information at http://www.smarttosteopath.com/list_of_conditions_and_research.html

 

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