Clinics in Buckinghamshire and Worcestershire, please contact us for further information regarding appointments or click here for location and opening hours. If you chose to have yourself and your animals treated then home visits can be arranged to suit your needs.
Common conditions treated
- Arthritic pain
- Circulatory problems
- Digestion problems
- Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
- Joint pains
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
- General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
- Generalised aches and pains
- Migraine prevention
- Minor sports injuries
- Muscle spasms
- Tension and inability to relax
- Rheumatic pain
- Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
Osteopathy uses a multitude of techniques to provide the best treatment for each individual. Treatment aims to increase the range of motion of joints, reduce pain and improve circulation to muscles/tendons/ligaments in order to promote healing. Most commonly used techniques include; manipulation (both spinal and peripheral), mobilisation and soft tissue. However, other techniques, such as taping, ultrasound, muscle energy and strain counterstrain are used. MSC osteopathy encourages the use of exercise prescription and will provide the correct advice after treatment for you to take home, to enable you to take an active part in your own wellbeing. On average a person would see an osteopath for 4-6 sessions to resolve a complaint, however depending on the particular individual, some may carry on with a maintenance treatment if the condition is more long term.
What to expect?
Prior to your initial consultation your practitioner will ask you to read and sign a consent form, which will inform you of any risks/benefits of osteopathic treatment, GDPR guidelines and how the consultation will progress. Your practitioner will then take a detailed case history regarding the complaint you are presenting with, a record of your past medical history and any medication you are currently taking. You will then be asked to undress, if you do not consent to this then you will not be forced. The reason osteopaths ask patients to undress is because often the underlying issue(s) are not at the site of pain. For example, knee pain may be due to a problem with your lower back – which is causing you to alter your gait to take weight off one side and subsequently damaging one knee more. Your osteopath will then assess and test multiple joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons to provide you with a conclusive diagnosis, which will then be explained to you along with additional information if necessary. Treatment will then begin, as explained above. It is important to note that some patients may be referred for further testing if needed, and in some cases treatment will not occur. Initial consultations are usually 45mins-1hr, with follow up appointments lasting 30-45mins.