At Clayhall Osteopaths we aim to enhance the body’s own healing capacity by applying the restorative powers of Osteopathy to keep you pain free – and not just from back problems, but also from conditions ranging from cervico-genic headaches to foot pains (head to toe).
Our techniques involve manual manipulation of the body, together with exercise and lifestyle advice, to help with a range of conditions such as back pain, rehabilitation from orthopaedic surgery, whiplash, repetitive strain (RSI) and sports injuries.
Once you’ve met one of our experienced Clayhall Osteopath, we’ll be able to provide you with a range of treatment courses after analysing your symptoms.
Osteopaths, we’ll be able to provide you with a range of treatment courses after analysing your symptoms.
And our treatments are suitable for everyone – from babies and senior citizens to office workers, sports players and pregnant women.
We use your first appointment to record a full case history so we can understand the nature of your condition and its history. Then we conduct both an active standing examination and a passive examination lying down to obtain a working diagnosis of your problem as the basis of a personalised treatment plan.
Depending on our diagnosis, we will work directly on your joints, muscles and ligaments to identify areas of restricted mobility and reduce inflammation, relax the muscles and increase blood supply to the affected area. Or we may apply the gentle technique of cranial osteopathy which is safe, gentle and non-manipulative. This is a particularly effective treatment for babies and children.
As Osteopaths we are statutorily registered primary health care professionals. Osteopathy is a health care approach that provides a package of care that can include one or more of the following: manual therapy, health information, self-management advice and support, and/or exercise therapy, as determined by the individual needs of the patient. We work under the principle that there may be a number of contributing factors to your symptoms, and we will therefore evaluate not only the symptomatic area but also associated area that may be contributing to the issue, including; past trauma, environmental factors and your family's health history.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the structure and function of the body are intimately related. If the structure is not balanced and healthy then the function is affected. The healthy balance and function of the musculo-skeletal framework of the body is essential to whole body health. For example injuries such as a sprained ankle can lead the whole body to compensate for a limp. Stiffness or restricted mobility in the pelvis, spine, rib cage, shoulders and neck can make it difficult to compensate for the limp and thereby aching or pain may result.