Osteopathy uses a variety of treatments to ensure the correct alignment of your back and muscles, easing muscle tension to restore your body’s natural self-healing abilities.

Osteopathy eases pain, reduces swelling and improves mobility with gentle, manual techniques – massage to relax stiff muscles, stretching to mobilise joints, and manipulation to restore easy movement – and optional acupuncture.

Osteopathy treats the whole person and not just the areas causing symptoms, looking at emotional as well as physical aspects and the impact of stressful situations. It involves understanding the root cause (or causes) of your condition and helps the body heal itself more effectively by removing strain on muscles and joints.

With added exercises and health advice, we aim to reduce the symptoms and improve your long-term quality of life.  Osteopathy can provide one-off relief from pain and dysfunction or help you to manage long-term (chronic) complaints. Treatment can often be very relaxing, however following an osteopathic treatment there may be some discomfort for 24 to 48 hours but this is just your body adapting to the changes that Osteopathy has made.

Who is Osteopathy for?

Osteopath is suitable for anyone – from babies to the elderly. Typically, we see patients when they present with some form of pain or have an injury which may arise from sport, posture, illness, stress or an accident. Equally we treat patients who just want to keep their body in check and come in for regular MOTs. We regularly see people who participate in triathlons, tennis, golf, running, swimming, cycling and rugby. The ultra or endurance-event competitors keep us busy!

What type of conditions does osteopathy treat?

Osteopathy can be used to treat many conditions, including: Arthritic pain, Circulatory problems, Cramp, Digestion problems, Fibromyalgia, Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow, Headache arising from the neck, Joint pains, Joint pains including hip and knee pain, General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident), Generalised aches and pains, Lumbago, Migraine prevention, Minor sports injuries, Muscle spasms, Neuralgia, Tension and inability to relax, Rheumatic pain, Sciatica

About Pete Black Osteopath

Peter graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a First Class honours degree in 2004.  Since then he has gained a wealth of experience from treating a wide range of patients.


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