What is Osteopathy?
As an osteopath Anna is concerned with conditions that cause your body to be in pain, or not operate at its optimum. An osteopath has specific training in using palpation (touch) to diagnose, which combined with medical clinical testing and information from you, they use to build an overall picture. Anna in particular will take the time to listen to you and may also consider all aspects of how you live your life, how you use your body and any emotional stress factors - present or past. Anna's appointment times make time allowance for this.
Osteopaths have worked this way for well over 100 years but now recent research is reinforcing that all aspects of our lives have an influence on whether we are sick or well, in pain or not. Anna will use her clinical judgement, backed up by training, objective testing and over 30 years of experience, to establish whether osteopathic treatment may help you. Sometimes further information is needed (such as X rays or scans) or you may need to be referred to a different health practitioner or your GP.
What makes an osteopath different is their ability to use palpation to detect areas of dysfunction, and add this to other clinical information to get an overall picture. In collaboration with you, this will inform the best way to help you improve. An osteopath’s objective is to assist your body to find overall health by helping its building blocks operate at their best.
While Anna will provide physical treatment to aid those building blocks it is very likely that this will also be incorporated with advice on how lifestyle changes and self help could improve your health.
To find out how Osteopathy can help you, please Contact the clinic today.