Osteopathy at HTC
Is a safe and effective form of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of health problems ranging from back pain to neurological pain. The aim is to help restore movement & function & reduce pain.
Osteopaths are highly trained primary health care professionals that can work with patients of all ages. We use a number of treatment techniques tailored to the individual needs of the patient.
An Osteopath will combine a number of treatment methods;
Manual Therapy Techniques
These hands on techniques will focus on stretching soft tissues, releasing tension, improving range of joint motion and mobilisation.
Health Advice and Education
Designed to help relieve or manage pain, keep active and return to normal activity
Areas of speciality may include:
Maternity (the care of pregnant women)
Care of the Elderly
(skeletal frame, joints, muscles, ligaments, discs, nerves, fascia)
For us here at HTC general Osteopathy would include general body movement, pain & sensation complaints for patients ranging in age from new borns to advanced senior years & could include conditions ranging from general lower back ache, knee pains, RSI conditions, neck pains, shoulder pains, hip & thigh issues, headaches, hand, wrist or forearm issues to more specific conditions such as Osteo-arthritis, Rheumatism, Fibro-myalgia or Osteoporosis.
AT YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT - ASSESSMENT
Our Osteopath will:
Take a full medical history
Discuss your condition you wish treated
and also your desired outcome / target(s)
Carry out tests to examine the condition
Discuss the proposed treatment plan
Initiate your treatment