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Osteopathy

Osteopathy

The role of Osteopathy focuses on but is not limited to the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders.

As a primary care profession Osteopathy can be used to help treat other conditions beside that of back pain, muscles, and joints. 

The skill of an Osteopath is one of blending a number of different manual techniques to help improve skeletal function according to the diagnosis.

  • Myofascial release: Whereby soft tissue is manipulated, stretched and released often a prequel to:
  • Joint mobilisation: Whereby joints are moved through a range of motion to enhance general mobility and to help stretch joints
  • Muscle Energy Techniques: Where a force is applied against a patient's active force and which can help reduce muscle tension
  • Strain / Counter strain: Where tension around a joint is reduced by putting a joint in a position of maximum ease

The scope of Osteopathy extends beyond the remit of back pain and can also help or at least influence clinical outcomes in such varied conditions as respiratory conditions e.g. asthma, to irritable bowel and menstrual disorders.

However Osteopathy is best known for the treatment of spinal and musculoskeletal conditions. These can happen throughout life and for a multitude of reasons, such as lifting, accidents, poor posture, worn joints and disc problems to name just a few.

Currently the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), recommends both Osteopathy and Acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain.

What can Osteopathy be used for? 

There are many conditions that Osteopathy can treat, below are listed the more common conditions that are treated at Camden practice:

Should you suffer from any of the above or indeed any other joint or health problem, we are likely, with our multidiscipline approach to be able to make a difference. If we cannot help we will tell you so.