Osteopaths recognise that much of the pain and disability that we suffer from are often a result of abnormalities in the body’s structure. Over time the body learns to compensate for these abnormalities, which can then have an adverse effect on different parts of the body leading to pain and or impaired function. Osteopaths work to improve the structure and the function of the body to a state of balance.
Osteopaths are taught a variety of methods and techniques ranging from a high velocity thrust (often known as “cracking” to the more gentle cranial osteopathy.
Cranial osteopathy is a subtle form of osteopathic treatment using very gentle manipulative pressure that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body including the head. It can be effectively used for a vast variety of complaints in all ages.
Every patient is an individual and the type of treatment will be chosen after the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural perspective. Treatment options will always be discussed with the patient first