Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths have a holistic approach to health, targeting not only the symptoms but also other structural dysfunction that may have caused these or that may be preventing the healing process. We work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopathic techniques include joint mobilisation and manipulation, and soft tissue stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. We may also provide advice on posture and rehabilitation to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
Osteopaths’ patients include children to the elderly, manual workers, office workers, pregnant women and athletes. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, both chronic and acute, including back pain, repetitive strain injury; changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, symptoms of arthritis and sports injuries.
The most common conditions that we treat at Newcastle Sports Injury are:
- Back & neck pain
- Upper and lower limb pain/ injuries
- Jaw pain/ clicking
- Tension/ Cervicogenic Headaches
- “Sciatica” and other neural impingement syndromes
- Shoulder, hip & pelvic problems
- Arthritic pain/ stiffness
- Sports injuries
Newcastle Sports Injury Clinics patients have found osteopathy helpful for many other conditions. If you want to find out more, our osteopath will be happy to talk to you.