Heswall Osteopaths (Melanie Jane Wright and Associates)

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What is osteopathy

Osteopathy is a hands on method of treating a range of Musculo-skeletal problems. Osteopathy aims to improve mobility, relax muscular patterns, restore joint function and improve drainage to areas whose function has been compromised. Any problem with the musculo-skeletal framework can have knock-on effects on neighbouring organs and tissues. Osteopathy aims to maximise the body's ability to heal itself.

Osteopathic treatment involves manual techniques which can range from the almost imperceptible cranial osteopathic techniques , through soft tissue stretches, muscle energy, inhibitory techniques and onto articulatory and manipulative techniques (or HVT techniques which are the infamous clicking of joints).

Typical problems that patients present with are:

  • Chronic and acute low back pain-with sciatica or without
  • General arthritic pain
  • Neck pain-with/without radiating arm pain, numbness or pins and needles
  • Sports injuries
  • Hip and knee osteoarthritis symptoms
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Migraines and headaches-cervicogenic origin
  • Tennis elbow
  • Pregnancy related postural problems and the muscular effects of this
  • Conditions associated with rapid musculoskeletal growth (normally in teenagers) i.e. Osgood Schlatters Disease, Severs disease
  • Musculo-skeletal conditions/tensions associated with respiratory illnesses

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