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Bridge Bodywork Osteopathy

matthew stentiford

What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an effective holistic approach to treating all manner of conditions and injuries. Although Osteopathy is generally associated with only treating back pain it is actually more of an all-encompassing therapy. At the heart of osteopathy is the principal of treating the body as a unit taking a much more global look at the body and trying to identify the cause of the pain rather than just treating the symptomatic area.  

Osteopathic treatment is aimed at creating the best conditions possible in order to allow the body to heal itself. Treatment is applied in order to optimise the health and encourage a balance of the body's muscular, ligamentous, skeletal, visceral and connective tissue systems.

What Conditions can it Treat?

Osteopathic treatment can help with a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and can also provide excellent support in managing more long term medical conditions. It can be great at releasing and stretching chronically tight and achey muscles. It also can be used to loosen up and encourage greater range of movement in restricted joints. It can also be beneficial in the releasing of trapped nerves and relieving headaches as well as many more conditions.

 

Common complaints seen by osteopaths include:

 

•Back pain

•Neck pain

•Joint pain

•Sports injuries

•Postural complaints

•Sciatica or other nerve pain

•Headaches  

 

 

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