What is Osteopathy?
Who can Osteopaths treat
What can Osteopaths treat?
What is the difference between an Osteopath, a Chiropractor and a Physiotherapist?
Osteopathy is a primary healthcare profession, focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders, and their effects on the patient's general health.
Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession, specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neuromusculoskeletal disorders and their effects on the function of the nervous system and general health. It is especially related to the spine.
Physiotherapy is a primary healthcare profession, aiming to restore movement and function to the fullest potential when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
What training does an Osteopath go through?
Is Osteopathy safe during pregnancy?
When there are previous stresses or strains on the body prior to pregnancy the body may not be able to adapt to the extra demands so easily, resulting in symptoms such as back pain, sacro-iliac pain, pubic or groin pain, rib pain, indigestion, or shortness of breath.
Osteopathy can be helpful throughout all stages of pregnancy. It is important that you advise us if you are or think you may be in the early stages of pregnancy. The first trimester of pregnancy (up to 12 weeks) carries a naturally high risk of miscarriage. While there is no proven link between osteopathic treatment and an increase in incidence of miscarriage, osteopaths take great care when treating pregnant women and adapt their treatments appropriately. Manipulation of the lumbar spine is avoided until about 14 weeks gestation but other techniques can be used. Osteopathy is a very safe and effective treatment for the aches, pains and discomfort of pregnancy and many women find it invaluable in the later stages when the pregnancy places tremendous strain on the body.
Do I need a referral?