What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy or Traditional Osteopathy as it is correctly known is a system of diagnosis and treatment of the damaged areas of the body which emphasises the role of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, joints, nerves and ligaments) in maintaining the well-being of the individual.
How does Traditional Osteopathy Work?
Traditional Osteopathy uses gentle manipulative techniques to correct and realign the body and stimulate its own healing processes.
Although Traditional Osteopathy is most commonly associated with the treatment of back pain and is particularly effective in alleviating the symptoms and causes of sports related injuries and work strain, it is also used to treat a wide range of other disorders such as migraines, arthritis and rheumatism and tendonitis.
Is Osteopathy Safe?
Because traditional osteopathy is non-invasive, drug free and gentle it is suitable for all ages and conditions. Your osteopath Helen How will advise you if you need to seek further medical advice
Traditional Osteopathy at the How Clinic Edinburgh is used to treat a range of symptoms including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Sports Injury
- Referred Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Lower Back Pain
- Tension and Stress
- Slipped Discs
- Plantar Fasciitis