Structural Osteopathy

IMG 6702Structural Osteopathy is a hands on treatment designed to diagnose and treat areas of stiffness, tension or dysfunction throughout the musculoskeletal system.

The goal of the osteopath is to ease restrictions of the muscles, joints and other soft tissues thus improving function. This in turn provides the body with an opportunity to stimulate its self healing capabilities.

The osteopath uses a series of hands on techniques to reduce restrictions in the muscles supporting injured or damaged joints allowing a physical manipulation of the bones to be performed with ease.

A series of treatments may be necessary to establish a lasting result. People with chronic injuries are encouraged to have a maintenance treatment to prevent further deteriation of their condition and improve their quality of life.

Some examples of issues that can be treated are

  • Headaches
  • Neck and back pain ( acute and chronic)
  • Whiplash associated symptoms
  • Shoulder pain or dysfunction, eg adhesive capsulitis
  • Joint wear and tear, eg hip or knee osteoarthritis
  • Problems during activity, eg knee pain ( patellofemoral syndrome) or foot pain ( plantar fasciitis)