Essentially, Osteopaths are like a mechanic for your body.
An osteopath will help identify the cause of your pain or injury and develop a safe and effective course of action so you can make the most of your life.
Most people, regardless of age or gender, will suffer from back or neck pain, headaches, sport injuries, stiffness or other physical pain at some time.
Osteopathic treatment is diverse and suitable for all ages, from small babies to the elderly. Osteopaths use a gentle approach incorporating such techniques as soft tissue massage, stretching, manipulation and exercises.
Osteopathy can also incorporate trigger point dry needling in treatments, which is the use of small filament type needles (similar to acupuncture) to reduce tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction.
Osteopaths can also offer you personal advice on stretching and strengthening exercises for injury rehabilitation and prevention, posture, diet, ergonomic advice and stress management.