Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a method of assessing, treating and preventing a wide range of problems associated with muscles and joints. Osteopaths use a combination of movement, deep tissue massage and manipulation of a person’s muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery.

Osteopathic treatment

Osteopathy is a type of treatment where a therapist uses their hands to move joints and massage muscles.
Osteopathic treatment can increase flexibility and encourage relaxation of the muscles and body.
Treatment is not the same for everyone but tailored specifically for the individual.

Video of deep tissue massage – coming soon
Video of movement and manipulation – coming soon

Sports taping

Sports taping involves therapeutic tape that’s applied strategically to the body to provide support, lessen pain, reduce swelling, and improve performance.

The tape’s medical-grade adhesive is also water-resistant and strong enough to stay on for three to five days, even while you work out or take showers.

When the tape is applied to your body, it recoils slightly, gently lifting your skin. It is believed that this helps to create a microscopic space between your skin and the tissues underneath it.

Sports taping can be used to:

  • Change signals on pain pathways
  • Improve circulation of blood and fluids
  • Treat injuries
  • Support weak zones
  • Re-educate muscles
  • Enhance performance

Ultrasound

More information to follow.


Dry needling

Dry needling, also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling, is an alternative medicine technique adapted from acupuncture.

Dry needling is sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS). It involves the use of needles for therapy of muscle pain.

Dry needling is used for helping:

  • Pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tension headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow

Dry needling may be used to help many other conditions, and is often used in combination with other treatments such as traditional osteopathic techniques.


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