FAQs About Osteopathy

Osteopath Oliver Gordon talks about frequesntly asked Osteopathy questions like: what happens in a consultation, why is this a succesful treatment, what the differences are to phsiotherpay and chiropratics and more….

Osteopathy is a manual healthcare profession that involves hands-on assessment, treatment and prevention of human health issues. Osteopaths work with their patients to identify and treat the structures in the body which may be causing pain or affecting general health. This form of treatment has no reliance on surgery, prescription medication or giving advice. For this reason osteopathy is an effective and natural form of treatment for a wide range of problems.

What can it be used to treat?

Osteopaths treat a huge range of conditions on a daily basis including:

– Digestive issues, such as reflux, indigestion and constipation

– Chronic Pain in the back, neck or other parts of the body

– Headaches and migraines

– Stress-related conditions, such as anxiety and depression

– Skin problems, such as acne and rashes

This is by no means an exhaustive list – osteopathy treats a wide range of health problems. If you are not sure whether your problem could be treated by osteopathy, contact your local practitioner and ask.

What conditions does osteopathy treat?

FAQs about osteopathy Osteopaths provide a great alternative to standard medical treatment, which is often based around the administration of medication. The following list highlights some of the most common reasons why people should consider consulting an osteopath:

– Back pain

– Neck pain

– Chronic pain in various parts of the body, such as the head, shoulders and hips

– Stress, depression and anxiety 

– Infertility

– Digestive problems, such as heartburn and constipation

– Skin conditions, such as acne and eczema

What happens during an osteopathy treatment session? 

FAQs about osteopathyThe first step of an osteopathic treatment session is to conduct a consultation where the osteopath will ask questions about your symptoms and general health. The osteopath may also conduct a physical examination in order to gain a greater understanding of the extent of the problem. Once this is complete, they will identify possible causes and begin treatment.

FAQs about osteopathyWhilst treatments vary depending on the nature of the condition, they typically involve gentle stretching combined with deep muscle massage. If you are unsure, your osteopath will explain everything before treatment begins.