What Is Osteopathy
Osteopathy is described as a therapeutic manual medicine that addresses entire body health through treatment of the musculoskeletal system.
Osteopathy focuses on structures such as our muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints and connective tissue as well as nerves and circulation to achieve the best results for our patients.
Osteopathy is a holistic allied health profession that treats all patients ranging from children, athletes as well as the elderly.
Conditions That We Treat
Osteopath's treat a wide range of conditions. Osteopath's study the human anatomy and physiology and a wide range of pathologies and treatment remedies over five years at university. This enables them to have a vast range of knowledge of whole body conditions that cause and contribute to acute and chronic pain conditions.
Conditions that we treat include:
Neck Pain & Headaches
e.g. ankle sprain
e.g. rotator cuff
Hip, Knee &
& Wrist Pain
As A New Patient
When you first visit our clinic, we talk in-depth about your current discomfort, your medical history relevant to your current complaint and anything else important.
An assessment is performed to see what your limitations and restrictions are as well as notifying your health and strength.
Treatment is carried out based on findings during the assessment. It may leave your muscles feeling slightly sore for a day or two, much in the same way that exercise leaves them feeling ‘worked on’.
We will discuss the ‘working diagnosis’ of your injury – what is wrong, why it is and how we can improve it.
Movements or exercises may be prescribed to get long-term results from home.
We use our experienced hands-on treatment to decrease pain levels and improve mobility and flexibility of our patients.
We use a range of techniques and make our choice of treatment depending upon the patient and the condition. This includes stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues along with mobilisation of specific joints.
We provide exercises to our patients in order to assist them in achieving our goals of better health and wellbeing.
With a focus on education and positive self-changes, we can manage current conditions as well as prevent future occurrences, and seek to achieve long-term results.
At our Osteopath Croydon clinic, we’re proud of our prompt referral to other allied and medical health professionals when required such as general practitioners and radiology.