How We Treat

Showing the various ways in which we treat. The approach chosen is always a function of;

  • the type of patient
  • the type of problem
  • how quickly we can make changes

 

Joint Articulation
Joint articulation is a precise rhythmic movement of spinal or peripheral joints to achieve a number of beneficial outcomes. Articulation does not involve ‘popping’ of joints.
Spinal Joint Manipulation
Spinal joint manipulation is the precise release (often involving a ‘pop’) of a locked spinal joint through a fast and highly controlled movement over a very small range. Performed correctly, at the right time and on the right patient and condition, it is highly effective, safe and discomfort-free.
Soft Tissue Treatment
Soft tissue treatments involve conventional massage techniques, and also other more specialised osteopathic approaches.
Acupuncture
Acupuncture – or ‘dry needling’ as it is sometimes called – can be used to treat sore structures and to reduce muscle spasm. It is important to note that this is not traditional acupuncture as practised by full-time acupuncturists.
Traction
Spinal traction, either sustained or as a gentle oscillating movement, can be a very useful adjunctive technique to help reduce swelling and calm down irritated structures.
Gentle Cranial Osteopathy
Cranial osteopathy is a form of healing developed by osteopaths in the 1930’s. It is the opposite end of the spectrum, in some ways, to conventional osteopathy, but is entirely complementary and very suitable for patients of any age or condition.