Health Benefits of Osteopathy

Sitting all day? Osteopathy can help.

Sitting in chair for prolonged periods of time significantly increases the chances of having lower back pain as well as many other conditions; since sitting in the same static posture puts strain on the muscles, joints and ligaments of your back, neck, arms, shoulders and legs.

When sitting in an office chair for most of the day, it may become second nature to slouch over or down into the chair. Having a slouched posture over-stretches the muscles and ligaments of the spine, and compresses the discs and surrounding structures in the spine. After a while, poor sitting posture can cause harm to the spine and contribute to or aggravate back pain.

It’s not only professional athletes who require proper care and attention. Whether you have just taken up a new sport or you’re participating in competitions, you may find that you suffer from aches and pains caused by overusing your joints and muscles. That’s when Osteopathy can help. To make sure that the root cause of your injury is identified, for health and performance to be improved, and for minimising the risk of future injuries, we will perform a thorough assessment which may include:

  • Postural analysis
  • Palpation
  • Gait analysis
  • Muscle strength testing
  • Joint restriction testing

Once the underlying issue is identified, we will tailor the treatment programme to ensure your full recovery. Your lifestyle, hobbies and general health are all factors that help in shaping your treatment plan. Treatment can include:

  • Soft tissue massage
  • Joint mobilisation & articulation
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Postural advice
  • Functional exercise prescription

Routine osteopathic treatment can help:

  • Reduce joint restriction and increase flexibility
  • Decrease muscle soreness after workouts
  • Boost your immune system
  • Reduce your body’s recovery time
  • Encourage blood flow and lymphatic drainage
  • Strengthen muscles and ligaments
  • Improve sports performance

Osteopathy in Professional Sport

Professional sport training has now become increasingly demanding which means that injuries are almost inevitable. A common solution for this has now appeared within Osteopathy, which plays an important role in strength and conditioning, leading for Osteopathy to gain traction within high-level sports training in recent years. Many athletes find Osteopathic treatment highly advantageous, so they are in shape for when it counts.

Did you know:

Back pain will occur in 70% of the population at some point in life.