Frequently Asked Questions
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• Whiplash – This is very common after unexpected sudden movements such as sneezing or even minor road accidents. A patient can be in some pain immediately after the injury, but a whiplash will often progress over the following weeks and months, and the effects of a whiplash injury can last indefinitely if untreated.
• Shoulder problems – These may be due to sports injuries or computer use, or they may be related to ageing.
• Hip and knee injuries – Osteopaths commonly treat patients with sports injuries affecting these joints such as patellofemoral pain or “runners’ knee” and the elderly suffering with problems associated with degenerative change.
• The pain of arthritis – Osteoarthritis, or wear and tear of joints, cannot be reversed but Osteopathy can help minimise the pain and maximise function of the affected area. This is particularly beneficial to hips, knees and the spine.
You will normally be asked to remove some of your clothing and to perform a simple series of movements of the structures involved for example your neck or arm.
The Osteopath may need additional investigations to be performed by other healthcare professionals such as MRI scans, X-ray’s or blood tests allowing a correct diagnosis and suitable treatment plan to be developed for you.
Approaches will vary from individual Osteopaths regarding the mode of treatment they feel best for you and will include massage, mobilization, Osteopathic manipulation and other soft tissue techniques to improve overall movement and function.
Exercise programs are prescribed for rehabilitation and are a very important aspect of Osteopathic treatment.
A conservative average would be between 4-6 sessions although long term chronic conditions may need ongoing maintenance.
Occasionally patients may experience exaggeration of their symptoms for a brief period, usually no longer than 24-48 hours. Patients are encouraged to contact their Osteopath or GP if the pain symptoms do not improve within this time.
Helps reduce consumption of potentially harmful painkilling medication
Helps break the pain cycle
Quick easy access to an appointment and accurate diagnosis of your problem/condition.
Hands on care without electrical equipment
Monday : 15.00-20.00
Wednesday : 15.00-19.00
Thursday : 15.00-19.00
Saturday: 09.00- 14.00
Sunday : Emergency Appointments