Most people consider osteopathy to just be effective at treating back pain but it has the potential to successfully treat any joint with in the body simply by using a hands only approach to help manipulate each joint to allow it full mobility.
If you are looking for Osteopaths London Bridge will work with you to help establish the cause of your pain and best find out how to treat it as effectively as possible. There are many different reasons you may be considering seeing an osteopath such as a sports injury, repetitive strain or even pregnancy.
The aim of osteopathy is to work a variety of different muscles and joints. By working these various muscles and joints Osteopathy can help address problems with posture and improving the body's circulatory system, but its main strength is to give the whole body an improved state of health allowing for faster recovery.
The variety of different careers can also be a contributing factor to any pain you may be suffering, for example drivers sitting for long periods of time will suffer from upper and lower back pain as well as a stiff neck; even something as minor as answering the phone on the same side of the body every day can lead to neck and shoulder problems; people working in a hands on environment such as builders may suffer from lower back pain due to repeatedly lifting heavy loads.
Problems with things such as posture can usually arise after suffering an injury meaning you are trying to compensate to cope with the pain.
Your Osteopaths London Bridge will assess your posture before anything else. She/he will employ a number of techniques using a hands-on approach to identify any stresses or strains within your posture that may be corrected or adjusted to a more suitable, neutral position removing any unnecessary stresses or strains on your back.
The hands on techniques used by osteopaths vary and can include joint manipulation, mobilization, soft tissue stretching and deep tactile pressure.