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Osteopathy treats the body as a whole. Osteopathy is a hands-on treatment that involves soft-tissue release, cranial-sacral (cranial osteopathy) techniques, articulation and gentle manipulation of the spine and its extremities to improve alignment and posture and allow the body to return to good health.
Osteopathy treats a range of health issues including acute pain from injury and trauma, and chronic pain from occupational stress and repetitive strains. Of course, Osteopathy can also be particularly helpful for back pain, and also pain in the neck and shoulders.
Other conditions, such as headaches, migraine and jaw pain (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) may all have a structural component. The causes of headaches, migraines, or jaw pain can be multifactoral — yet one of the most common factors can be tension in the muscles of the upper neck.
Osteopathic treatment may be able to gently and effectively release and ease muscle tension in the neck, as well as other areas, such as the shoulders and upper back. Osteopathy and osteopathic soft tissue treatment and gentle manipulation may also be able to relieve a lot of neck and back muscular tension, as manipulation can often bring the result of a reflex muscular relaxation in the muscles supplied from the nerves from that spinal segment.
I may also be able to give postural advice (setting up your workstation correctly) and simple exercises to help with muscle pain in the neck, shoulder, and upper back.
Osteopathy may be able to help with painful clicking in the jaw (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) often after dental treatment.
Find an Osteopath in Australia
Find an Osteopath in the UK
- General Osteopathic Council
- Institute of Classical Osteopathy
- London Clinic of Classical Osteopathy
- British Osteopathic Association
- UK Yellow Pages on-line
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