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.

I really wish I had come to see Chantal sooner, it just shows that sometimes the answer is easier than you could possibly imagine.

I have suffered with continuous headaches for over 20 years, some of which lasted for 3 days or more and I was more or less resigned to the fact that I would have to put up with them for the rest of my days.

I find myself guilty of judging a book by its cover and in Chantal’s case this was a mistake. I made her aware at our first meeting that I was ‘anti doctor’ and highly sceptical of her chances of curing my headaches. However, she talked me into giving it a go and she was right. I have to say I am amazed!

This is an understatement really because just after 4 visits I have had only 2 headaches, only one of which was bad. I know that sounds a lot but in that time I would normally have suffered with a dozen or so. It has also helped my general mobility and has really improved my quality of life. Riding my bike has become a pleasure again and not a pain in the neck after 50 miles.

I really wish I had come to see Chantal sooner, it just shows that sometimes the answer is easier than you could possibly imagine.

I just want to say thank you. Somehow that does not seem enough but she really is a star! I will have no worries about recommending Chantal to my friends and hope she receives the recognition she deserves. She has my eternal respect and gratitude.

 

Nick Killick