Finding synergy between osteopathic treatment and yoga philosophy

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions including:

  • aches and pains
  • joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis in association with other treatment for this condition
  • arthritic pain
  • general, acute and chronic backache and back pain
  • neck pain
  • headache arising from the neck
  • shoulder and elbow pain
  • joint pains and lumbago
  • sciatica
  • muscle spasms
  • sports injuries and tensions

The University College of Osteopathy taught me the clinical nature of evidence-based Osteopathy, and the vital importance of looking at the person as a whole, and in context of their lives.

This is Patient-Centred Care: recognising that a person’s history, state of mind, and external life influences their physical body and therefore their pain.

I do not regionalise the body; I know and understand its rhythms, and the intertwined components that make it work – the breath, the cardiovascular system, the hormonal balance. But most importantly I recognise that every person is different and therefore every treatment approach reflects this.

Your plan is discussed and agreed upon with you and may include a combination of these, or all three:

  • traditional structural Osteopathic treatment plan, focussing on the areas that need attention, and the reasons for your pain;
  • bespoke therapeutic yoga postures for home rehabilitation, which will strengthen you as a whole, and gradually build up your affected areas to match your freedom of movement all over;
  • breathing and relaxation exercises, which are powerful tools in strengthening the robustness of your physical and mental health.

Any questions?

Read about what to expect from your appointment here.

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