What Is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy used to treat musculo-skeletal dysfunctions, in humans and in animals.

The aim of Osteopathy is to promote optimal health and remove barriers to healing by ensuring that the physical structure of the body (mainly the muscles, joints, nerves and internal organs) is in its best possible condition. This enables the body to heal it-self. It can be used as a natural form of pain relief.

What to expect from you osteopathic treatment

In my clinic I use a range of traditional techniques including mobilisation, articulation, soft tissue work (Like deep massage), and manipulation (If necessary). I also treat using cranial techniques which are very gentle yet can be very effective. Cranial Osteopathic techniques are applicable to bone, muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and organs.

There is evidence to show that Osteopathy can help treat:

Arthritic pain, Muscle spasms, neck ache, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatic pain, Whiplash, Back ache, Circulatory Problems, Digestion problems, Lumbago, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Inability to relax, Minor sports injuries, Aches and Pains, Back pain, Cramp, Joint pains.

For information on equine treatments please look at Horse & Rider section of this web site.

Please note that thorough assessment and treatment may require you to partially undress, possibly to your underwear. Please dress comfortably, wearing shorts if you wish, and note that your wishes in regards to modesty will always be respected.

Appointments can be made by contacting the practice directly on 07949 254 832 or via e-mail claire@tenbury-osteopath.co.uk

Feel free to ask me as many questions regarding your condition or treatment. It can be reassuring to discuss these things in advance, and clarify what you can expect from your visits. Please note that for urgent queries a phone call will ensure a faster response. Alternatively you may find many of your questions answered by reading the FAQ section of this site prior to attending your first appointment.

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