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What Does An Osteopath Do?

What does an Osteopath do?


We have been providing Osteopathy since 2000. Having started as a small clinic in Peterborough, we have now grown to provide Osteopathy at seven locations in Cambridge, Spalding, Kings Lynn, Stamford, Boston & Huntingdon.

Osteopathy is the bedrock of our clinic. It is the most in demand therapy that we offer and with eight Osteopaths working at the clinics we have an unrivalled level of experience and depth of knowledge. Our Osteopaths all offer free consultations to assess you and your injury without the burden of cost.

More information about Osteopathy can be found below.

What Do Osteopaths Treat?

Osteopaths are often associated with bad backs, and this is for good reason. It is very much our speciality and we see and treat all types of back pain ranging from muscular aches and strains, to prolapsed and herniated discs.

However there is more to the human body than just backs, and osteopaths treat a variety of common conditions including:

  • Low Back Pain- Lumbago
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis & Golfers Elbow
  • RSI & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritic change to hips & Knees
  • Sprained ankles
  • Changes in posture and pain related to pregnancy
  • Sports injuries.

What Is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a profession dedicated to assessing, treating and rehabilitating dysfunctional parts of the human body. These include muscles, joints, nerves and ligaments. Osteopathy is particularly concerned with restoring efficiency to the musculo-skeletal system. When the body runs smoothly there is less strain on its moving parts. Just like a car! Osteopathy is a physical, manual therapy that uses hands-on treatment such as soft-tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, stretching, exercises and much more.

Osteopathy has lots of similarities to Physiotherapy and Chiropractic, but also a few differences. The difference between Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Chiropractic are often based on the individual practitioner.

What Happens At A Consultation?

Your Osteopath will take a detailed and thorough case history of your presenting complaint. They will then perform a physical examination of the injured area/s.

This will consist of observation, palpation, active and passive movements and any special clinical tests deemed relevant.

A treatment plan will be developed and explained to you. Any rehabilitation or exercises will be prescribed and demonstrated.

Any questions that you have regarding your injury can be discussed throughout the consultation.

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