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Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel a subtle rhythmic shape change that is present in all body tissues, known as involuntary motion. Physical trauma and accumulated stresses can disrupt this movement.

Gradually, the body can find it more and more difficult to cope, resulting in headaches, backaches, poor sleep, irritable bowel and inability to cope with stress.

Using involuntary motion in the tissues, cranial osteopaths can feel if there is something preventing healthy movement of the tissues. By using gentle manipulative pressure, the osteopath can relieve current synptoms and improve the underlying health of the tissues.

What can Osteopathy do for you?

Back pain

Over half the patients seen by an osteopath suffer from back pain. Injuries such as lifting strains, whiplash, 'slipped disk' and postural problems may all be relieved by osteopathic treatment.

Pregnancy

In pregnancy, a woman faces many physical changes that affect both her body and lifestyle. Back ache, neck pain and shoulder stiffness can all be helped with osteopathic treatment during and after pregnancy.

Babies and young children Feeding difficulties, excessive crying, sickness, colic and sleep disturbances can be treated using the cranial approach, which is very gentle, safe and effective in the treatment of babies and children.

Sports injuries

Sports injuries are common in all age groups, though sportspersons are usually their own worst enemy as they refuse to allow their bodies time to recover, quick and effective treatment from an osteopath can help the sportsperson back to fitness.

Aches and pains Joint such as the shoulders, hips, elbows, knees and ankles are also treated by osteopaths. Whether suffering from arthritis, sciatica or aches from over-use, an osteopath may be able to help you by reducing the pain or discomfort and by increasing your range of movement.

Older age

As older age is reached, wear and tear may begin to become a problem in any part of the body. With osteopathy, relief from pain can achieved and often good function may return to an otherwise restricted joint.

To find out more about cranial osteopathy at the clinic, simply contact us