Brighton Osteopaths

 

 

YOUR TREATMENT

YOUR TREATMENT

Osteopaths use their hands to carry out treatment using a variety of methods according to the problem and age of each individual. These methods range from soft tissue 'massage' techniques working with muscles, ligaments and connective tissue, to rhythmic joint movements which can move through to the high velocity thrust which produces the 'click'. The cranial approach uses very gentle techniques to identify and correct mechanical disturbances both in and around the joints of the skull and throughout the body and is particularly useful for treating the elderly and very young. For more information about cranial osteopathy see www.cranial.org.uk.

At Brighton Osteopaths we use structural, cranial, visceral and paediatric techniques and treat people of all ages from newborns through to the elderly. Usually treatment is relaxing and rarely painful, though as the body adapts to the changes we make, you may feel stiff for a few days afterwards.

Osteopath treating pregnant female

As a rough guide, three weekly treatments should be sufficient for a recent, uncomplicated injury. For ongoing problems, such as arthritis, three treatments should see a reduction in symptoms which could then be managed with regular maintenance. Treatment may also include advice on posture, diet, and exercise if these are contributing to your problem.

 

What you do at home and at work can greatly affect your progress and so your involvement in any treatment plan is just as important as ours. We may also refer you for more specialist support in terms of exercise therapy or dietary advice.

 

 

Dyke Road Natural Health Clinic
274 Dyke Road
Brighton BN1 5AE
Tel 01273 561844 / 561845

Dolphin House Clinic
15 New road
Brighton BN1 1UF
Tel 01273 324790

 

Last update: 23 October, 2015