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Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a school of medicine which emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease. Osteopathy emphasizes a holistic approach and the skilled use of a range of manual and physical therapies in the prevention and treatment of disease, particularly, but not solely, joint, muscle and nerve problems, such as back, neck and head pain. Osteopaths often see their role as facilitating the body's own recuperative powers by treating musculoskeletal or somatic dysfunction.
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Articles Associated with Osteopathy

Massage Therapy for Bikers
It is amazing the money and time many elite and “weekend-warrior” cyclists devote to retrofitting racing bikes to conform to their bodies rather than first restoring function to the most critical piece of racing equipment: the body of the rider. When muscle imbalances, faulty movement patterns, and joint fixations
Massage for Marathon Runners
Frozen shoulder, also known as “adhesive capsulitis”, is a restrictive condition that can be painful and frequently affects abduction and external rotation of the shoulder joint.  It affects more women than men, and usually occurs between the ages of 40 and 65.  In the past, it was thought
The Bowen Technique
If you stop the average person in the street you will generally find that most of them have never heard of the Bowen Technique, yet it was introduced to the UK from it's Australian homeland over ten years ago. At the moment Bowen therapists are few and far
Manual Therapy and Gait Analysis
Both disciplines generally agree that cross-patterned gait (opposite arm and leg moving at the same time) is a normal function of walking and running. However, supporters of the traditional “pedestrian model of gait” insist the legs are the main-event in locomotion and upright walking is a basic design
What is Paediatric Osteopathy?
Within osteopathy exists a technique which has received much media coverage called Cranial Osteopathy. Cranial osteopathy is based on the same principle idea inherent through osteopathy; that structure governs function. The cranial approach also uses very gentle techniques in which the osteopath's highly trained sense of touch is
Steps to a Healthy Back
21st Century Osteopathy3 STEPS TO A HEALTHY BACK It seems that back pain is inevitable in modern day society.  As an osteopath I treat many back problems as well as peripheral joints, muscle problems, whiplash injuries, sports injuries or symptoms such as headaches or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  Osteopathy
Is it time to Heal yourself?
So you have decided to give Complementary Medicine a try. Maybe you have walked into a brick wall with Conventional Medicine or, your experience of it left you feeling burned. The message is very clear - Conventional Medicine has used all that it has to offer and nothing
Aromatherapy in the First Aid Box
Over the past twenty years or more Aromatherapy has become a household name. Its popularity has increased so much that almost every College in every town has an Aromatherapy course and aromatherapy products are in every supermarket from oils and creams to hair shampoos. While most people tend to
Bodyworker Techniques for Minutes, Myofascia, and Maintenance
Let’s Talk Minutes With most sessions lasting from 45 minutes to 90 minutes, massage and bodywork practitioners are allotted sufficient hands-on time to develop a keen awareness of the clients ability to function in physical, emotional and spiritual planes. It is unfortunate for both client and therapist when time
Myoskeletal Practices for SI Joint and Lower Back
Piriformis syndrome should not be treated as an isolated incident, even if tests such as the Pace, Freiberg, and Beatty are positive. A stable pelvis, derived through proper upper and lower quadrant balance, is vital for long-term correction of sciatic nerve conditions. All ligaments and muscles attaching to
What is Reiki Healing?
Reiki is an art of healing and being healed. It's the source for well being and maintaining good health. Being profound yet subtle, it can restore the receiver's inner balance mentally, physically and emotionally.Reiki is natural, nurturing and holistic. It compliments all appropriate therapeutic disciplines, complementary and orthodox
How to manage your headache and migraine symptoms
Migraine - Severe headaches can be harmfulMigraines are a common problem in the UK where up to 10% of the population suffer from them. Primarily, they are defined as a severe headache on one side of the head and often accompanied by other distressful symptoms.Primarily, there are two
Myoskeletal Techniques for Joint Dysfunction
Deep, intrinsic muscles and the bony foundation of the body are inseparable: What affects one always affects the other. Until the therapist develops a basic understanding of how deep tissue techniques affect mobility/stability in the bony framework, random deep tissue work is contraindicated. Massage and bodyworkers who specialize
What is Classical Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is a means of assessing imbalances in the body and of finding the best therapy to resolve that problem. Muscle response is tested in order to obtain this information from the body itself. Kinesiology, used as an assessment tool, takes out the guesswork that can be involved
High Heel Postural Problems
Last week while flipping TV channels, I happened to catch some interesting gossip from a cheesy entertainment show reporting that Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga, was being treated for low-back pain at a local physical therapy clinic. This uniquely talented, five-time Grammy Award winner and self- proclaimed “high
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a therapy that approaches health by analyzing the imbalances found in the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system combines the muscles, skeleton, tendons, ligaments and joints. An Osteopathic therapist will use their hands as prime tools to feel and diagnose the musculoskeletal imbalances. Osteopathy approaches health through
Rolfing
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Building momentum - A career in Chinese medicine
Although deciding to train for a career in Chinese medicine can be a major step for many people; more often than not, it is the move from student to practitioner that is the biggest step. Whether you plan to become a practitioner within an established practice, or have
Craniosacral Therapy
CranioSacral therapy (also called CST, cranial osteopathy) is a method of alternative medicine used by massage therapists, chiropractors and osteopaths, who manually apply a subtle movement of the spinal and cranial bones to bring the central nervous system into harmony. This therapy involves assessing and addressing the movement