Osteopathy in Hexham
At Physio & Therapy, we offer osteopathy services to help treat a wide range of ailments. Each osteopathy session is tailored to your specific needs to help you return to optimal, pain free movement and reduce the risk of further injury.
Osteopathy is one of the most popular forms of rehabilitation as it helps the patient return to full, pain-free movement without fear of re-injury. Osteopathy consists of a set of procedures for assessment, diagnosis and treatment that are all carried out within a structure-focussed approach that is guided by your biomechanical function.
The use of osteopathy can help treat arthritis, back pain, headaches, tennis elbow, digestive problems, and postural issues to name a few. In addition to improving sleep patterns, the treatment can also ease nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic problems.
As a keen athlete, our Senior Clinician Fabian understands the injury process and the desire to return to training as normal as soon as possible after injury. To start your journey back to full health, book an initial assessment so that we can create the most suitable plan tailored to your individual needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of Osteopathy?
There is a holistic approach to treatment taken by osteopaths when it comes to the treatment of the body. In this sense, the benefits of this practice are many- from the relief of pain due to musculoskeletal problems (involving muscles, joints, and other tissues) – to the treatment of intestinal disorders and chronic infectious diseases. Other benefits of osteopathy you can expect include:
- An increase in pain free joint mobility
- Easing of muscular tightness
- Pain relief
- An increase in blood supply to the body’s tissues
- Assisting and accelerating the body’s healing
What's the difference between Osteopathy and Physiotherapy?
In Physiotherapy, the focus is on restoring strength to areas that have been weakened by illness or injury. An osteopath’s primary aim is to restore the body to its original alignment through manipulation of the body. Physiotherapy differs from osteopathy in that it is more focused on active and exercise-based treatment in order to increase strength and range of motion, whereas osteopathy is a more hands-on treatment, more akin to the work of a chiropractor but without the narrow focus on the spine. Osteopaths treat the whole body regardless of the complaint.
What's the difference between Osteopathy and Chiropractic?
A chiropractor treats joint discomfort by making adjustments to the spine to improve its alignment and overall function. Osteopaths, on the other hand, take a more holistic approach to therapy. They treat the entire body and any structures that are imbalanced, whether that be tendons, ligaments, muscles or joints in order to resolve pain and prevent recurrence.
Osteopaths are also adept at explaining their clinical findings and helping their patients understand what has caused their problems in order to avoid future relapse.
Is Osteopathy painful?
Osteopaths strive to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. However, bear in mind that if an area is very painful it’s difficult in the first treatment not to cause some discomfort whilst treating it.
Your therapist will advise you of any expected discomfort caused by the techniques used and you will feel noticeably better after the first treatment session. However, if you are in any kind of pain during treatment, you should always let your therapist know.
If you have any further questions, then get in touch today to discuss your symptoms, and our friendly team will be on hand to recommend the most suitable treatment route for you.
Get in touch today to discuss your symptoms, and our friendly team will be on hand to recommend the most suitable treatment route for you.