Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a ‘hands on’ approach to many conditions, but it is commonly associated with the treatment of low back or spinal pain. Osteopathic treatment does not just treat the symptoms but looks at the body as a whole. Osteopaths will assess the symptomatic area, but will also take into account the person’s general state of health including stress and emotional factors, which may be causing tension in the soft tissues and stopping the healing process. Through this holistic approach osteopathy is aimed at locating and treating the cause of the problem rather than just controlling the symptoms. The belief of Osteopathy is to maintain good structural balance and function throughout the musculo-skeletal system including the spine, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons, which will enable it to keep working at its optimum.
Good structural balance will positively influence the nerve, blood and lymph flow which have an affect on the overall health of the bodies tissues and internal organs. It is because of this that osteopathy, as well as treating the obvious back & neck pain, is also aimed at improving general health and well being.
Cranial osteopathy uses extremely gentle techniques, so much so it can even be used on newborn babies, and is used to release strain and tension patterns throughout the body. It is known as ‘cranial’ osteopathy as the majority of the treatment is carried out using gentle pressure on the head (cranium). Cranial treatment may also involve gentle contact to the spine and tailbone (sacrum).
How does it work?
The osteopath palpates (feels) for an involuntary rhythm that occurs in everybody but can be disrupted by a trauma, road accidents or a difficult birth in babies. The gentle movements of cranial osteopathy restore the correct rhythm to re-balance the body and alleviate many conditions.
First consultation and treatment – £38
Follow up treatments – £35
Follow up treatments for under 16’s and infants – £32
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Whether you have chronic niggles, aches or muscle and joint pain due to work-related strain, sports injuries, or postural problems; you are suffering acute problems due to an accident, whiplash, pregnancy, a slipped disc or trapped nerve; or you suffer with other symptoms such as headaches or general stiffness, the team at The Bedworth Active Health Centre for osteopathy and sports injuries can help.