Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
For your body to function well, its structure must also work well. Osteopathy works to restore your body to a state of balance, by the use of touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help the body’s own healing mechanisms. Advice about posture and exercise is often given to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms reoccurring. Patients include the young and old, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, repetitive strain injury, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and sports injuries.
Traditional acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine, a tried and tested healthcare system, practiced over many thousands of years as part of the traditional medicine of China, Japan, and other eastern countries.
Massage and Other Manual Therapies
Tim also practises Swedish remedial massage; Daoist massage; and Tuina (Chinese) massage. He also uses as other forms of physical therapy including Chinese Cupping and the use of Chinese Moxa, as well as other therapeutic techniques such as ultrasound and sports therapy.
Osteopaths vary their treatment methods according to their patients’ problems and one of the techniques at the more subtle end of the spectrum of different treatment approaches is Cranial osteopathy which is a refined and gentle type of osteopathic treatment that uses very soft manipulative pressure to encourage the release of stresses throughout the body, including the head. It is extremely effective in treating a wide range of conditions in people of all ages, from birth to old age.