Like physiotherapy, osteopathy deals with pain and mobility issues. These can be serious injuries, pregnancy related, sports injuries, age related injuries and any pain or movement issues not related to illness.
The osteopathic treatment is mainly manual and you will be treated on a medical couch with massage and manipulation to free restricted areas.
The approach of the osteopath differs from the physiotherapist, in that he will examine the pattern of movement through the whole body in postural or movement assessment, and treat areas that cause the pain or hinder it’s release.
The osteopath might recommended exercises or lifestyle changes, such as diet or anti-stress techniques, to maintain a better quality of life going forward.