Osteopathy Explained

Osteopathy is a safe and effective system of diagnosis, treatment and prevention for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.

Osteopaths are highly trained healthcare professionals who are experts in the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to other systems of the body. They work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.

Osteopaths use touch and a variety of gentle, manual techniques such as physical manipulation, stretching, massage, muscle energy techniques and joint articulation. Osteopaths can also use HVT or High Velocity Thrust techniques/joint manipulations where the joints are ‘clicked’ or ‘popped’ to release built up gases in the restricted joints. These techniques can be very effective in the treatment of certain injuries. Collectively these techniques are aimed at increasing joint mobility, relieving muscle tension, enhancing blood and nerve supply to tissues, and helping the body’s own healing mechanisms.

Your osteopath may also offer lifestyle advice concerning posture, diet, exercise or sporting technique to aid recovery, promote health and prevent the risks of symptoms reoccurring.

Osteopaths see people of all ages, from babies to the elderly and everyone in between, including pregnant women and elite athletes.

Chantal's treatments have really been transformational for both myself and my husband and I'm so happy we found her practice

Chantal’s treatments have really been transformational for both myself and my husband and I’m so happy we found her practice. My husband suffered a shoulder and knee injury and Chantal was able to ease a lot of his pain and immobility in such a short time. My posture is a lot better thanks to Chantal’s realignment and I suffered a lot of head and neck tension after an operation, which disappeared with just one treatment. She was also able to diagnose a previous fracture to my wrist, and worked so much on this area that the discomfort has almost vanished within 2 treatments. I can wholeheartedly recommend East Sussex Osteopaths as expert practitioners. Thanks Chantal!

Charlotte England

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