Osteopaths look at the body holistically and believe that for your body to function well its structure must also work well and be in good balance. Treatment is individually tailored to each patient and involves palpation, physical manipulation, along with massage and stretching techniques to relieve muscular tension, increase joint mobility and enhance the blood and nerve supply to the tissues. The goal is to assist the body’s own innate healing mechanism to help recovery to a normal pain free state.
Physiotherapy is an established therapy to treat injury or disease by physical means, to influence and enhance the body’s own natural healing mechanism without the use of drugs unless prescribed by your doctor.
Massage is a therapy that has been used for centuries as a way to relieve muscle tension and to relax the body and mind. Swedish massage uses a combination of stroking, kneading, pressure and flowing movements over the body to treat and prevent a variety of complaints, or can simply be used for deep relaxation. Massage also helps to stimulate the lymphatic system, assisting your body in the elimination of stored toxins helping to strengthen your immune system.
Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the foot and lower limb. Treatments can involve general foot care such as nail care – thickened, hard nails, in growing toenails, corns, callus, skin and nail infections, painful verrucae, diabetic foot care and footwear advice to musculoskeletal disorders such as flat/highly arched feet, heel pain, bunions, arch pain, ankle pain, shin pain, hip and knee pain, leg length discrepancy, Achilles tendon pain, lower back pain and more.