Zero Balancing Association

Shiatsu Society

General Osteopathic Council

Common Conditions

Back and neck pain

Most people suffer from back pain, or even sciatica (nerve pain) at some stage in their life. Poor posture, wear and tear or trauma and stress can cause poor spinal integrity and pain. Osteopathy is well known for its ability to relieve such pain - in a survey of 10,000 people, osteopathic treatment was shown to significantly improve back and neck pain. [Healing Power: Which Magazine, Dec. 2001]

Headaches and migraines

A common cause of headache is posture- related tension in the muscles of the head, neck and shoulders. Osteopathic and cranial osteopathic techniques can relieve tension in these areas therefore reducing physical stress and related pain.

Shoulder and neck stiffness

Most people suffer from back pain, or even sciatica (nerve pain) at some stage in their life. Poor posture, wear and tear or trauma and stress can cause poor spinal integrity and pain.

Joint pain and stiffness

We can help reduce pain and stiffness and improve the range of movement of the hip, knee and shoulder joints, as well as other joints in the body. For longer term relief we can advise on exercises and coping strategies to maintain optimum functionality.

Arthritis

Painkillers are often inadequate to relieve the pain associated with arthritis. We can help reduce pain and stiffness in the acute stages of arthritic disease. For longer term relief we can advise on exercises and coping strategies to maintain optimum functionality.

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Repetitive movements associated with prolonged computer use, driving, or physical labour, can cause disorders of muscles, tendons and joints, particularly in the back, neck and shoulders. We regularly treat such work-related conditions, and can give remedial advice and prescribe preventative exercises.

Whiplash injuries

Recovery from injuries caused by a sudden impact such as a car accident has been shown to be improved with the use of musculo-skeletal treatment such as osteopathy. You should see your doctor first, and depending on the severity of the injury you may need an x-ray. Treatment can help to reduce the physical effects of the trauma, improve muscle and joint function, and relieve residiual stress and tension often held by the body long after the incident. Exercises and self-help advice can be given.

Postural problems

Osteopathic treatment can help the body to adapt and cope with the postural changes that will occur during and after pregnancy.

Pregnancy

Osteopathic treatment can help the body to adapt and cope with the postural changes that will occur during and after pregnancy.

Sports injuries

Sports injuries can affect those of all ages and abilities. Pain is often the result of localised trauma causing swelling of surrounding tissues and sensitisation of nerves. An osteopath can stimulate drainage of the local tissues which helps to reduce swelling, alleviate pain and improve mobility, culminating in a speedy recovery.

Stress

Sports injuries can affect those of all ages and abilities. Pain is often the result of localised trauma causing swelling of surrounding tissues and sensitisation of nerves. An osteopath can stimulate drainage of the local tissues which helps to reduce swelling, alleviate pain and improve mobility, culminating in a speedy recovery.