ABOUT OUR TREATMENT
Osteopathy considers each person as a whole and is based on the principle that an individual's wellbeing depends on their skeleton and musculature functioning smoothly together. At AMG Osteo Clinics we endeavour to not just treat your aches and pains, but seek out why they are happening and stop them reoccurring.
During your first Osteopathy appointment in our clinic, the osteopath will ask you about your symptoms and your general health before carrying out a physical examination. The osteopath will use their hands to find any areas of weakness, tenderness, restriction or strain within your body. They may ask you to do some specific movements to assess the mobility of your spine and/or the affected joints. You may be asked to remove some clothing from the area being examined. After the assessment you will be given a clinical diagnosis and be able to discuss whether Osteopathy can help treat the problem and, if so, what the treatment programme should involve.
Our trained osteopaths know when a patient needs to be referred to the correct specialist (e.g. GP, Orthopaedic surgeon) and this can be easily discussed and arranged with them.
An osteopath aims to restore the normal function, stability and mobility to your muscles, bones and ligaments to help the body heal itself. They use a wide range of hands-on techniques to treat your body:
Soft tissue techniques – relaxing and improving flexibility in the muscles, ligaments and connective tissues.
Articulations and mobilisation – restores the normal mobility of your body’s joints.
Manipulations of the joints – improves movement and reduces pain.
Medical Acupuncture – targets the neuromuscular system and helps reduce acute pain.
Cranial-Sacral techniques – identifies minimal movements influencing the body’s fluid dynamics.
Osteopaths treat the body as a whole so advice may be given with regards to exercises, postural re-education and lifestyle and diet management.
Osteopathy is great for people seeking immediate care but also to those who want to continue looking after their bodies and who seek to maintain a high level of health. Our treatments are built to suit the needs of you as the individual and aim to restore your body back to its full function.
Problems we treat
Osteopathy can help you with any problem that is associated with your skeleton and musculature and is a gentle and effective way to treat many conditions without the use of injections or surgery.
Our osteopaths help people with pain or problems in these areas:
· Upper, middle and lower back (including sciatica)
· Head, neck and jaw
· Shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists and hands
· Hip/Pelvis area, legs, knees, ankles and feet
An Osteopath's Background
Osteopathy, alongside Chiropractic care, is one of only two Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs) that are regulated under UK law. To qualify, an osteopath has to study for 4-5 years, and must gain over 1000 hours of supervised clinical experience. By law, an osteopath must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council to be able to use and practice under this title. More information is available at www.osteopathy.org.uk.
Our trained Acupuncturists use their expert knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to influence various functions of the body via the neuromuscular system. There is strong scientific evidence showing Medical Acupuncture helps to relieve knee, neck and lower back pain in addition to headaches, migraines and nausea.
At AMG Osteo Clinics we recognise sport massage is not just for athletes. Our therapists focus on areas of the body that are overused and stressed, meaning it is an important treatment for everyone to gain overall optimum health and wellbeing. Evidence shows sports massage helps improve flexibility and reduce fatigue.
At AMG Osteo Clinics we pride ourselves in looking after you from the very beginning of pregnancy, helping you get ready for the birth and treating you and your baby once they are born.
We do this with a team of specialists who have a combined experience of over 30 years to ensure you have everything you need through every stage of pre and postnatal care.
Our sessions include:
One on one advice and treatment with our specialists. You can also see two specialists together on request
Mother and baby group sessions covering different topics each week
Our team includes:
Osteopaths who specialise in Cranial-Sacral therapy
Baby massage therapist
We are offering mother and baby group sessions to cover a wide range of topics that every mother often faces with a new born baby whether it is your very first or third, fourth or even fifth child. The group sessions will cover topics from wind, colic and constipation to problems with breastfeeding.
These group sessions offer exceptional advice and educate mothers but also provide the perfect setting for a social group where new friendships can be formed.
We look forward to welcoming you to our group sessions and helping you with your new born.