- Generalised aches and pains
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
- Arthritic pain
- General, acute & chronic backache, back pain
- Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
- Headache arising from the neck
- Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck
- Circulatory problems
- Digestion problems
- Muscle spasms
- Inability to relax
- Rheumatic pain
- Minor sports injuries and tensions
Osteopaths are best known for treating spinal pain – perhaps because we are very good at it! At this practice we use traditional osteopathic treatment, which has the greatest amount of evidence to back its efficacy.
We try and work holistically, taking your posture, occupation, your responsibilities, level of fitness and general health, psychosocial factors and diet into account. Of course, problems in one area can often cause pain in another. Back problems can cause sciatica and flat feet can cause knee problems for example.
At Manor Farm we work alongside Physiotherapists and Occupational Health Therapists so if we feel another discipline would suit you better, referral is easy.
If you feel unsure whether osteopathy is likely to be able to help your condition, you are welcome to attend for a 10 minute free chat without obligation.
Osteopathy During Pregnancy
During pregnancy your body undergoes a great amount of change and development to accommodate a growing fetus. The postural changes and increase in weight are obvious, but other changes may be subtler like the effects of hormonal softening of ligaments and the position of the growing baby. A combination of the above can put additional pressure on your joints and muscles of your spine and pelvis.
The philosophy of Osteopathy is that structure and function are interrelated and interdependent. Our treatments aim to normalise the structure so that it functions as efficiently as possible. Treatments during pregnancy are no different. We aim to assist the natural process of pregnancy and birth by aiding the body to adapt and align as the pregnancy progresses.
Osteopathic treatment achieves this by using safe and efficient techniques, while making sure the mother is comfortable at all times. During birth, a range of factors influences the descent of the baby through the pelvis. The mother’s pelvis may be twisted or rigid which can interfere with the baby’s passage through the birth canal. Osteopathic treatment can help to align your body so that your pelvis and lower back mechanics are in the best possible position they can be and with as little tension or restriction as possible. Osteopathic treatment will maximise your body’s ability to change and support you and your baby with minimum pain and discomfort.
The most common complaints during pregnancy are:
- Low Back Pain
- Pelvic Girdle Pain
- Neck, shoulder and upper back pain
- Sortness of breath