Osteopathy at Original Movement

Osteopathy uses soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation techniques to overcome pains and disabilities of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues).  With detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and clinical methods of investigation, treatment can be applied to allow the musculoskeletal system to function correctly and give the body opportunity to restore itself to normal balance.

Osteopathy has many techniques and depending on the needs of the patient can provide a balance between massage, deep massage and manipulation (“clicking” techniques) This caters for all ages and injuries as the application can be very gentle or firmer as required. The most gentle form of osteopathy is cranial osteopathy.

In 1993 the Osteopathy Act was passed to protect the public from untrained and unauthorised practitioners. No-one can now call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the professional regulatory body, the General Osteopathic Council. The regulatory body sets educational and training standards, maintains codes of ethics and practice, professional insurance and complaints and disciplinary procedures.

Patients have reported relief from;

– Back and neck pain

– Sciatica

– Trapped nerves

- Headaches/Migraines

– Whiplash

- Sports injuries

– Muscle and ligament problems

– Sprains and Strains

– Repetitive strain injuries
– Tennis elbow, golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome

- Joint complaints such as osteoarthritis

– Frozen shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis)

- Post op and injury rehabilitation