However, it is safe to say that generally, if there is a problem with a muscle or a joint, an osteopath can treat it. At first sight, osteopathy may not look an obvious choice for treatment of conditions, for example, irritable bowel syndrome until you realize that the bowel is made up of muscle and that muscles become tense and tight when a patient becomes stressed. Indeed, it becomes difficult to think of any condition that would not be improved, in some way, by osteopathy. It is obvious that osteopathy cannot cure a chronic condition such as arthritis but it can help lessen many of its painful symptoms.
Stated below is a list of problems which are proven (evidence based) to be successfully treated through osteopathic treatment:
This however is by no means an exhaustive list, many of our patients find that seeing an osteopath can help with a wide range of other conditions, and helps with an overall sense of well being where a cure is not possible. Osteopathy is also very successful in helping babies and children with certain complaints.
Some common problems may include:
This is by no means an exhaustive list. Please contact us if you have any questions, or want to know how we might be able to help you.