Osteopathy Techniques

If you haven’t experienced an Osteopathic visit, then you will not be aware that our approach as Osteopaths is diverse and tailored to your needs.

Soft Tissue Massage and Deep Tissue Manipulation
Assist blood flow, healing to tissues, loosening up muscles/knots and releasing tension.

Manipulation
Low force changes to a joint to effect better function, decreased pain and overall health.

Stretching/Mobilisation/Muscle Energy Technique 
Aimed at increasing flexibility, movement of muscles and joints by gently taking these tissues against a barrier/restriction.

Cranial
Very gentle and fine movements that encourage indirect change to a body’s tissues and fluids.

Visceral Techniques
Manipulations of the abdomen gently encouraging healthy bowel and other organ structural function that may be hindering health.

Heat
Sometimes used to relax muscles before hands-on treatments are used to heal the body.

Ultrasound Therapy

Useful machine modality for acute inflammation, muscle tears, strains and ligament sprains.

Exercise Prescription 

A valuable asset to Osteopathic consultations that may include stretching, strengthening and core stability exercises.  Each person receives individually tailored advice.

Inflammation Advice

Natural and herbal anti-inflammatories can aid in healing of tissues and quicken recovery.Some nutrients can specifically help in many circumstances.  For example, Arnica and Tumeric.