Why you can always benefit from osteopathy, whatever your age
Osteopathy believes in “treating the patient, not the disease”, looking at your body as a whole and as an individual. The principle of osteopathic treatment is that all body parts are interconnected. The function of one part of the body is dependant on another.
At ESO, we aim to restore the optimal functioning of the body without the use of drugs or surgery. Instead, your osteopath will use manual therapy, health advice and sometimes exercise, tailored to your needs.
How osteopathy can positively influence your health and wellbeing
- Prevent minor niggles becoming serious problems with regular (maintenance) treatments every 3-6 months.
- Serious conditions such as osteoporosis can be identified and therefore treated, earlier.
- With an individual treatment plan in place, injuries, disorders or pain and discomfort can be quickly relieved and in time, healed.
- Your osteopath can give specific exercises and stretches that will benefit your body to keep you fit and well, aid rehabilitation and prevent injuries.
As highly trained healthcare professionals, osteopaths safely and effectively treat a huge range of ailments throughout the body. It is a system of diagnosis and treatment that deals with the neuro-musculo-skeletal system – the ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles and nerves throughout your body.
How different age groups can benefit from osteopathic treatment
- Relief for infants – cranial osteopathy is non invasive and effective at relieving and lessening the numerous symptoms that newborns can suffer.
- Children respond well to osteopathic treatment for all sorts of problems, from those associated with the normal bumps and falls growing up, to growing pains and developmental problems.
- Adolescents suffer growth spurts brought on by hormonal changes, which can create all kinds of muscular and joint pain. Not to mention problems from carrying their heavy school bags, sitting in school chairs/looking at a screen all day. Exam stress can create neck and shoulder tension and headaches but all are treatable with osteopathy.
- Pregnancy osteopathy – Mums-to-be may experience muscle and joint strains and stresses commonly resulting in back or pelvic pain.
- Postpartum ‘Mummy MOT’ – a treatment focused on attending to the needs of a woman following the birth of her child.
- Diagnostic treatment – to pinpoint, treat and prevent the underlying cause of a symptom(s) affecting you at any age
Elderly patients can benefit from the gentle mobilising and stretching techniques of structural osteopathy. The treatments help to relieve symptoms of stiffness or arthritis, gained from either the accumulation of injuries throughout life or resulting from the simple process of ageing.