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Osteopathy

Hands on woman's side backOsteopathy is a hands-on, drug-free and non-invasive therapy that aims to improve wellbeing across all of the systems of the body. Our Osteopaths at The Chirohealth Clinic, use a wide range of techniques to increase the mobility and function of tissues throughout the body. The aim of these techniques is to enhance the blood and nerve supply to the tissues, which promotes the body’s own healing mechanisms. The primary techniques in use are as follows:

  • Structural Osteopathy – Joint manipulation and articulation techniques are designed to ease joint restriction thereby relieving pain, promoting nerve function between the site of the symptoms and segments of the spine, allowing better movement away from the site of the pain.
  • Visceral Osteopathy – applying gentle techniques on the internal organs to assist digestive and circulatory problems or breathing difficulties.
  • Soft Tissue Manipulation – muscle energy technique, strain counter strain, neuromuscular therapy and positional release technique are all designed to address dysfunctions in the soft tissues of the body including muscle and fascia (the connective tissue).
  • Cranial Osteopathy – is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head.
  • Corrective Exercise – designed to rebalance and restore function of the body through corrective stretches and exercise.

What to Expect

After your initial examination, we will report back to you what we found. Then we will devise a treatment plan which will be more intensive in the early stages, then gradually become less frequent as your condition improves.

FAQ

How is osteopathy similar to chiropractic?

There are many more similarities than there are differences. Both disciplines incorporate a broad array of techniques. There are many different ways of practicing in both professions. Our practitioners have the same intentions for their patients so our Osteopaths deliver care in a very similar manner to the Chiropractors. Indeed, many patients will see a Chiropractor and Osteopath during their care with us.

You can be confident knowing that our Chiropractors and Osteopaths have a multitude of tools in their toolboxes to help patients.

What kind of equipment do you use?

The Osteopaths use the same Subluxation Station scanner that is also utilised by our Chiropractors. This technology helps us evaluate your nervous system by measuring minute amounts of heat and electrical differences along your spine. They also use the same treatment benches and other equipment that the Chiropractors use.

How many sessions will I need?

It depends on the particular health concern for which you’re seeking care. We will provide you with a treatment plan that will outline the proposed number of visits based on what we found during your examination, your age, your lifestyle and your health goals.

Do you provide same-day appointments?

If a new patient calls and wants to get in on the same day we will do our best to accommodate them. They will be given the option of seeing one of our Osteopaths or our Chiropractors.

Do Chiropractors and Osteopaths work together?

Yes, sometimes they will co-manage a patient’s case. The intentions and anticipated outcomes that our Chiropractors and Osteopaths have for our patients are the same, and they all have different areas of special interest.

Can I stay with the same practitioner throughout my course of care?

Of course. Many people value the continuity of care by seeing the same practitioner, however some others are happy to see whoever is available at a time that suits their diary. It’s always up to you.

Book an Appointment

Would you like to see if osteopathy can benefit you? Give our Scunthorpe spinal health clinic a call to schedule an appointment today!

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Osteopathy Scunthorpe, North Lincoln LIN | 01724 871222