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What is Osteopathy

Initial Appointment

The Osteopath will take a thorough medical history giving them a detailed background about your health, this will include the onset of your condition, any surgery, accidents or recent dental work carried out, along with details of anything else that could be affecting your health. All information is treated with the strictest confidence and enables us to make informed decisions about what testing will be needed and the type of treatment most appropriate for you.

Next orthopaedic, neurological, and Osteopathic examination is carried out. Your body posture and mobility will also be assessed by movements designed to help the Osteopath identify problematic areas. The Osteopath will then discuss the findings & diagnosis with you. Based on these findings, the Osteopath may decide further investigations are necessary, such as X-rays, MRI or CT scans to aid in the management & treatment of your complaint. In these cases the Osteopath will converse with you & your GP about an appropriate plan of action.

What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a very effective and safe treatment for a vast number of health problems. An Osteopath recognises that much of the pain and disability suffered can be due to changes in function. This altered function might be due to an injury or the result of a disease process.

Osteopathy works by addressing stresses & strains within the body & by rebalancing interconnections allowing the body to work more harmoniously and thus, improve circulation and general function. The healing process naturally becomes more effective in this environment and pain relief quickly follows. Osteopaths aim to prevent an injury from recurring & to do this they may need to make suggestions about modifying your activities and work environment.

Osteopaths use many diagnostic procedures that feature in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. The patient assessment is unique and includes a mechanical, functional and postural evaluation. Treatment & management is developed for the individual needs of the patient.

All Osteopaths practising in the UK have completed a four or five-year degree programme, incorporating the study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition and biomechanics. To remain registered with the General Osteopathic Council we are required to attend continued professional development courses to ensure we are fully up to date.

Osteopathy is regulated by Government Statute, The Osteopaths Act of 1993.

Improve your Game with Osteopathy

Osteopathy works on the biomechanics of the body and by improving the function of your body the golf swing itself will improve. We utilise various techniques including, joint mobilisation & adjustment, soft tissue manipulation & stretching as well as balance, co-ordination & proprioceptive re-training to help improve your function and optimise your game.

If you are finding any aspects of your game more taxing than you would like, you would benefit from an Osteopathic assessment to find out if there are any functional problems that might be hindering your ability to play at peak level.

To book an appointment, call us on 01793 250023 or email info@themedical.co.uk

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