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Osteopath Simon Boyd joins the Stradbrook Team
The Osteopaths hours will be:
Thursday evenings 5-9pm
Sports Therapy can help most people that carry aches, pains & injuries. It is not exclusively for ‘Sports people’. Sports Massage can help speed recovery & reduce muscle soreness after exercise- ideal for the stressed commuter, the recreational runner or just to improve resistance to injury.
Osteopathy recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on the body’s skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs.
Osteopaths consider each person as an individual. Utilising a highly developed sense of touch, they identify problem areas of the body. Using gentle stretching and mobilising techniques as manipulating joints, an osteopath works with the body to create the perfect conditions to facilitate the healing process.
Treatment usually consists of a combination of soft- tissue releasing techniques, and some specific adjustments affecting joints and soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments). Advice can also be given on self-help treatments.
On your first visit, a full medical case history will be taken. An examination will be carried out (you may be asked to remove some clothing for this so please wear suitable underwear) and you may then be asked to perform a few simple movements so the osteopath can assess the problem.
The osteopath will use a highly developed sense of touch called palpation to assess areas of weakness, tenderness, restriction or strain within your body.
The osteopath will make a diagnosis and discuss it with you and if osteopathic treatment is suitable it will be offered to you. Treatment will be aimed at helping to restore normal joint stability and function.
Osteopaths usually start any treatment by releasing and relaxing muscles and stretching stiff joints, using gentle massage techniques, rhythmic joint movements and muscles release techniques. The osteopath may also carry out manipulation using short, quick movements to spinal joints. Other techniques may also be used depending on your problem.
Normally between 2 and 6 sessions are required depending on the presenting condition. Many patients decide that they would like to have periodic preventative treatments to avoid recurring problems.
A baby has to cope with the stresses of birth, and a toddler may have frequent ear and/or chest infections. The school child carries heavy school bags, whilst the student spends long hours hunched over the laptop peering at low level screens. Driving to work and long hours at a desk increase the pains begun as a student. In old age our joints stiffen and our circulation slows. These are the types of activities that lend to long or short term discomfort and pain which an osteopath can alleviate.
At Stradbrook we can help with these and many other complaints.