Osteopathy is a healthcare profession that utilises a patient-focused, physical approach to restoring, maintaining, and promoting physical and psychosocial well-being. Osteopaths focus on the structure and function of the body and use massage, mobilisation, and manipulative techniques to correct and normalise joint and tissue imbalances. Situated near Banbury, Oxfordshire, we provide effective osteopathy including soft tissue massage to make you feel more at ease.
Rather than being caused by a single incident, most back and neck disorders tend to result from a combination of:
Months or years may pass before a combination of these factors results in an actual disorder. Recognising this dramatically changes the way back pain is managed, shifting emphasis from concentration on the acute phase when pain occurs to the long-term prevention process.
Addressing each of these factors in your care can avoid recurring episodes of back and neck pain. Osteopathy can help alleviate pain and discomfort by allowing the body to heal itself. Not only does it offer hands-on pain management, but it can also encourage optimal health as the body balances itself through treatment and starts to function without intrusion.
One vital component of an osteopathic treatment plan is to make sure that once you are in good health, you remain that way. Our definitive aim is to re-establish and maintain your optimal health.
Understanding the cause of your pain and then treating that, rather than the pain itself, is a large factor. Osteopathy works by identifying the fundamental cause of pain with the aim of resolving it. There is no surgery or drugs involved, as painkillers only numb the pain.
Osteopathy offers hands-on treatment that involves various techniques including soft-tissue massage, specific joint manipulation, cranial osteopathy, which involves gentle techniques on the cranial bones of the skull, and rehabilitative exercises, to obtain both short and long-term benefits of treatment. The treatment aims to regain the optimal function within the joints, ligaments, tendons, and organs, as long as the intrinsic healing ability of the body is restored.
Remember that it may be bliss when your therapist has taken all your pain away, but it will probably come back unless the other contributing factors are addressed. Education, exercise, and check-ups are the only things likely to work in the long term. Treatment can include some or all of the following techniques:
Many common physical problems can be successfully treated using osteopathy and cranial osteopathy. Osteopathic care is based on the principle that although the body is a self-healing organism, it does occasionally require a helping hand.
We can help you take care of: