Osteopathy Treatment for Adults

Osteopathy can treat a range of musculoskeletal problems offering effective pain relief for issues such as back pain, joint pain, headaches & muscular strains.

How can Osteopathy help you?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment applied to a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of a person is governed by the combined smooth functioning of the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues.

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Why you might need Osteopathy

There are numerous reasons as to why you might need to see an Osteopath as an adult. Some of these issues may have stemmed from childhood, playing sport or even at work. A few examples of these are:

  • Arthritis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Poor posture
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sleeping on your stomach
  • Pregnancy

Diagnosis, treatment​ and aftercare

Our osteopathists specialise in diagnosing, treating and prevention. We will diagnose the problem and provide a clear explanation of what we have found and why you are feeling pain.

Whilst communicating with you on where the pain is, we will start the treatment and help to ease the pain. We do this using a range of techniques including ultrasound, electrotherapy and medical and electroacupuncture.

We will then recommend a rehabilitation programme, with some easy exercises to do at home and other exercises you can do, to reduce the risk of problems in the future.

Osteopathy FAQ's

Yes. Treatment modalities involve non-invasive and gentle approaches to health. They have proven to be remarkably safe, relying on relaxed movements, mobilisation and manipulation of joints along with soft tissue massage. No surgery or drugs are involved. We will explain the possible risks of treatment and discuss any worries you have before beginning your personalised treatment programme You can be reassured that osteopathic care has helped millions of people over many years.

This will depend on your individual problem and how long you’ve had it. Of course, every patient reacts differently, but we will be able to advise you on your likely recovery time. Your obvious commitment to the suggested treatment programme, including home exercises and any lifestyle alterations will also determine your progress and your long term benefits from our care.
In most cases you will feel a definite change for the better early on in your treatment plan. In general though, the longer you’ve had the problem or pain, the longer it will take to get it sorted.
No, the treatment isn’t painful when performed by our qualified professionals. If your problem has been untreated for a while, you may experience some post-treatment soreness for up to 48 hours. This will soon pass as your body begins to adapt. But don’t worry – we’ll explain how to keep symptoms to a minimum.

The treatment is are gentle and safe throughout your pregnancy. In fact, pregnancy is a good time to visit us, since your body is changing so much and so quickly. We can ease any restrictions and strains quite simply, as your ligaments are softer than usual at this time in your life. The treatment we provide can also help to make labour easier, through the balancing effect it has on the joints and ligaments.

Yes, in most cases we can treat you after surgery (although we will can advise you on your own circumstances). The treatment we provide after surgery helps keep the soft tissues around the joints relaxed, stable and balanced, with the aim of reducing premature degeneration within the joints themselves. Many patients have benefited from the care we provide post-surgery, and we’ve helped many more to avoid surgery altogether due to the regular treatment we provide.

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Unsure if Osteopathy is right for you? Get in touch using the form or call one of our clinics to speak with us

Corsham Clinic: 01249 248392
Swindon Clinic:  01793 978270
Melksham Clinic: 01225 704883
London Clinic: 0207 315 4262

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