Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy used to diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of both acute and chronic conditions. Osteopathy is a therapy based on the principle that the well-being of an individual is dependent on the skeletal system, muslces, joints and connective tissues functioning perfectly together. Not only do osteopaths aim to treat symptoms and reduce pain, but they also aim to address the root cause of these symptoms and establish what may have caused these symptoms in the first place.
Treatments are tailored to each individual based on their symptoms, mobility, lifestyle and their personal aims for the outcome of treatment.
There are a number of different approaches to treatment and these can vary between practitioners; all approaches are effective and at Exe Valley Osteopathy we offer a wide range of approaches to treatment and are able to offer a combination of these if necessary.
What is Osteopathy? //
What can we treat? //
Osteopathy can help individuals of all ages, who are suffering from all manner of problems; from work or posture related aches and pains, to sports injuries or pregnancy related pain.
We can help with the following and more...
Knee, ankle and hip pain
Elbow and wrist pain
Cranial Osteopathy //
Cranial osteopathy is a subtle approach to treatment that encompasses the whole body. Practitioners are able to sense small changes in the body or areas of tension that may be contributing to dysfunction in the body and causing pain. These areas of tension can be caused by anything from an old injury or accident, recent trauma or just everyday life causing postural problems
Therefore, cranial osteopathy can be used to treat all manner of aches and pains - it is usually a very relaxing treatment and many people seek help for stress-related issues such as headaches, anxiety and many more. For more information click here.
Structural Osteopathy //
Structural osteopaths typically use a combination of massage, stretching, mobilisation and manipulation techniques to help improve mobility and function of the joints, muscles and ligaments.
You may have seen this brightly coloured tape on a number of sportsmen and women recently; we use this tape to compliment our treatments. This tape promotes fluid movement and enhances muscle function and this helps aid the effects of treatment if used appropriately.