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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.

Osteopathy from Carl Todd Clinics

Whether you’re seeking relief from musculoskeletal pain, looking to improve mobility, or interested in a holistic approach to your overall health, our team of skilled osteopaths is here to guide you on your journey to a pain-free and active lifestyle.

Discover how osteopathy can improve your well-being and make a positive difference in your life.

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. Our skilled osteopaths utilise techniques and a deep understanding of the body’s structure to promote healing and well-being. 

Here are some ways in which osteopathy can help:


Pain Relief

Osteopathy can effectively alleviate various types of pain, such as back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and muscular tension. Our osteopaths work to identify the root cause of your pain and develop a personalised treatment plan to target it effectively.

Postural Corrections

Poor posture can contribute to musculoskeletal imbalances, discomfort, and even chronic pain. Osteopathy can address postural issues by identifying and correcting any underlying biomechanical dysfunctions. Our practitioners will provide you with tailored advice and exercises to support optimal posture and prevent future problems.

Improved Mobility

If you're experiencing limited mobility due to injury, stiffness, or chronic conditions, osteopathy can help restore and improve your range of motion. Through gentle manipulations and exercises, our osteopaths aim to improve joint mobility, flexibility, and overall function.

Stress Relief

Stress can manifest physically, leading to muscle tension, headaches, and other discomforts. Osteopathy techniques, combined with a holistic approach, can help release tension, promote relaxation, and improve your body's ability to cope with stress.

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

If you’re still not sure whether osteopathy is right for you, consider whether any of these conditions apply to you:

Musculoskeletal Pain: If you’re suffering from acute or chronic pain in your back, neck, joints, or muscles, osteopathy offers a natural and effective approach to pain relief without relying solely on medication.

Sports Injuries: Osteopathy can be highly beneficial for athletes or individuals involved in physical activities. Our practitioners specialise in sports-related injuries, helping you recover faster, improve performance, and prevent future injuries.

Work-Related Discomfort: Many adults experience pain or discomfort resulting from their occupation, such as repetitive strain injuries, postural issues, or ergonomic challenges. Osteopathy can address these work-related concerns and provide you with strategies to manage and prevent them.

Age-Related Conditions: As we age, our bodies undergo changes that can lead to conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and decreased mobility. Osteopathy can help manage these age-related conditions, improve mobility, and enhance your quality of life.

Diagnosis, treatment​ and aftercare

Our osteopaths specialise in diagnosis, treatment and prevention. We will diagnose the problem and provide a clear explanation of what we have found and why you are feeling pain. When you choose Carl Todd Clinics, you can expect a comprehensive and individual approach to care.

Here’s what you can anticipate through your journey:

1. Assessment
During your initial consultation, our osteopath will conduct a thorough assessment, discussing your symptoms, medical history, and any relevant lifestyle factors. This evaluation will help us understand your unique needs and develop a personalised treatment plan. Whilst communicating with you on where the pain is, we will start the treatment and help to ease the pain.
2. Treatment:
Our skilled osteopaths employ a range of manual techniques, and other treatment modalities such as, ultrasound, electrotherapy and medical and electroacupuncture. These techniques aim to relieve pain, restore mobility, and enhance overall function. Each treatment session will be tailored to address your specific concerns.
3: Aftercare:
We believe that aftercare plays a vital role in your recovery and long-term well-being. We usually 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. We encourage open communication and are here to address any questions or concerns you may have during your recovery.
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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.

Cranial osteopathy is a gentle form of osteopathy that focuses on the subtle movements of the skull and spine. It aims to restore balance and improve the functioning of the central nervous system. By using light touch and specific techniques, cranial osteopathy can address a wide range of conditions, including headaches, stress-related issues, and postural imbalances.

Yes, osteopathy has been proven to be effective in relieving pain, improving mobility, and promoting overall well-being. Numerous studies and satisfied patients have attested to its benefits! However, it’s essential to consult a qualified osteopath who can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment plan.

The number of osteopathy sessions required depends on the nature/severity of your condition, your overall health, and your body’s response to treatment. Initially, our osteopath will provide an estimated treatment plan based on your specific needs. Regular reassessments will allow us to adjust the treatment frequency and duration as necessary to achieve optimal results.

Osteopathy is generally safe and well-tolerated, with minimal side effects. Some patients may experience mild soreness or stiffness after treatment, which usually resolves within a day or two. Serious adverse effects are extremely rare. Our experienced osteopaths will discuss any potential risks or side effects specific to your condition during your consultation.

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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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