Depending on your condition and therapy preferences, a combination of techniques may be used including:
- direct and rhythmic movement techniques
- strength and stretch methods for muscles
- soft and connective tissue techniques
- sports massage
- joint manipulation
- techniques to encourage fluid flow and tissue repair
- indirect, gentle, harmonic approaches
Osteopathy can be used to treat many musculoskeletal problems including pain arising from discs, muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments. It is a widely used therapy for generalised pain in areas such as the back, neck, shoulder, hip, and knee, for dealing with acute muscle spasms, fatigue, nerve pain, tension and posture-related headaches.
Osteopathy has also been found to be effective in the rehabilitation of sports injuries including sprains, tears and tendonitis.