Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and treatment, which is recognised by the British Medical Association and is complementary to other medical disciplines. It is unique in the fact that mechanical, functional, postural and lifestyle factors are all taken into consideration when making a diagnosis.
Cranial and Paediatric Osteopathy
Cranial and Paediatric Osteopathy is a very gentle form of osteopathy, which makes it ideal for treating everyone from newborn babies to the elderly. Treatment can be to any part of the body and is aimed at reducing the restrictions and tensions that have led to the patient’s symptoms.
Examples of conditions that people often seek out cranial osteopathy for include: headaches, pregnancy ailments, infantile colic, whiplash and irritable bowel syndrome.
A detailed case history will be taken during the initial consultation and a thorough examination is necessary before a diagnosis can be made.
Follow up treatments last approximately 30 minutes and are individually tailored to each patient. The number of treatments needed depends on the diagnosis and may vary from a single session to a course of treatments.
The techniques used during treatment can range from specific to general and from firm to gentle. Where appropriate, advice is given to maximize treatment. This can be in the form of prescribed exercises, stretches and postural or lifestyle advice.
Who can Benefit From Osteopathy?
Whether it be for acute injuries, chronic conditions or even just an “MOT for the body”, almost everybody can benefit from osteopathy.
Some of the many problems that osteopaths can help with include:
sports injuries, work-related & repetitive strain injuries
headaches, frozen shoulder, whiplash, back & neck pain
asthma, painful periods & pregnancy ailments
disc problems, trapped nerves & painful joints
In addition, patients often find improvements in other aspects of their health after osteopathic treatment. Such as in their sleeping patterns, stress levels and general well being.
Key points to remember…
Osteopaths are skilled health care professionals, and deal with pain every day, indeed, six million people suffering from pain are treated by osteopaths each year.
Osteopaths can help you with both treatment and advice on self-help.
Osteopaths treat acute and chronic pain and can help prevent pain from recurring.
Our Osteopaths work to very high standards of the Longfield Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic