Osteopathy is a gentle, hands on treatment for foot, heel and ankle pain. Osteopathy uses a variety of techniques to alleviate muscle and tendon tension. We will match the pressure of massage and joint manipulation to your pain tolerance.
Does an osteopath deal with feet?
Osteopaths will often work closely with podiatrists and can resolve many of the chronic pains and difficulties of the foot and ankle. Equally we will often look at the foot mechanics as the underlying cause of knee, hip or lowback issues.
Is osteopathy good for plantar fasciitis?
OMT, or Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment is a type of physical therapy for Plantar Fasciitis that helps realign the bones and soft tissues in the foot. Unlike some treatments, OMT takes a whole-body, holistic approach to healing.
Can Osteopaths treat ankles?
An osteopath can assess what is causing your ankle or foot pain. We can provide treatment and advice for all of the conditions above. Treatment may include massage, joint mobilisation, stretching and advice on exercises to do at home.
What conditions do osteopaths treat?
Most people who see an osteopath do so for help with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints, such as:
- lower back pain.
- uncomplicated neck pain (as opposed to neck pain after an injury such as whiplash)
- shoulder pain and elbow pain (for example, tennis elbow)
- problems with the pelvis, hips and legs.
Are osteopaths medically trained?
Osteopaths are trained to degree level attaining either a Bachelor’s (BSc) or Masters of Science (MSc). Courses typically last four to five years and are a combination of academic, research and over 1,000 hours of hands-on patient-facing clinical training.
Can an osteopath help with heel spurs?
Treating Heel Spurs with Osteopathy
Heel spurs are treated by measures that decrease the associated inflammation and avoid reinjury. Local ice applications both reduce pain and inflammation. Osteopathic manipulation, as well as stretching exercises, are used to treat and prevent plantarfasciitis.
What are the disadvantages of osteopathy?
Some of these disadvantages are as under. Osteopathic treatment is not recommended for serious ailments or those, which require surgical treatment. For instance, it is not possible to treat serious muscles or bones disorders, complicated ailments, and extreme injuries.
Can osteopathy make you worse?
It is not uncommon after any physical therapy, including Osteopathic care, to continue to experience some symptoms or even feel sore or tired. Sometimes the symptoms may become worse before they become better usually in the first 24-48 hours.
How often should you go to the osteopath?
If you feel quite well subjectively and don’t suffer from too much pain or muscular tightness you may want to check in with your Osteopath monthly, quarterly or every 6 months just for a checkup and tune up.