The Osteopath is in effect the mechanic of the human body. Sometimes people require mechanical attention in much the same way that a car does.Osteopaths treat a wide variety of conditions using mostly hands-on methods. Commonly treated problems include:
Back Pain, Neck Ache, Disc Injuries, Sciatica, Spondylosis, Headaches, Whiplash, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Problems, so called “Trapped Nerves”, Hip, Thigh and Knee Problems, Calf, Shin, Foot and Ankle Pain/Stiffness, Sports Injuries, Pain and Restriction associated with Arthritis.
Osteopathy is a long-established form of treatment, which started in the 1870s. It has developed greatly over the years and is now Government-recognised in the U.K. with all Osteopaths being members of the General Osteopathic Council. This guarantees the highest standards of training and ethical behaviour. In accordance with this recognition all major health insurers now cover Osteopathy.
Visiting an Osteopath for the first time involves a comprehensive medical screening including full case history, as well as medical and osteopathic examination. If necessary the Osteopath may send the patient for special tests such as X-rays, Blood Tests and Scans. Treatment then includes a mixture of manipulation, specific massage, articulation, exercises and advice.
At all times the Osteopath will explain the procedures and options involved. Gowns are always available for female patients. The amount of treatment required depends very much on the type of problem. Some acute injuries may be fixed in one or two visits. Long term problems usually require more treatment.
If we are unable to help, we will always try to refer the patient on to someone who can.
X-Rays and Scans
David Jones has a good referral network for those occasions when further investigation is required.
Patients can be sent for private X-ray or MRI scan as required.
There is also the facility to send patients for direct private referral to a number of different Consultants.