Osteopathy treats a wide variety of musculo-skeletal problems, but it also has a role to play in the management of a number of other conditions. The most common complaints for which patients consult Osteopaths include:
- Back and neck pain
- Pains in peripheral joints such as shoulders, knees and ankles, tendonitis and muscle strains
- Work-related and repetitive strain injuries, and
- Sports-related injuries
However, Osteopathy can also play a significant role in pain management and is safe to be used in conjunction with medical treatment.Many mothers-to-be find Osteopathic treatment very beneficial both to reduce back pain during pregnancy and also to help prepare the body for birth. In addition, there is a wide variety of gentle non-manipulative techniques for use on infants and small children.