Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person's muscles and joints.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage, with the aim of:
increasing the mobility of joints
relieving muscle tension
enhancing the blood supply to tissues
helping the body to heal
Whether you are training for a competitive event or simply want to ease tight or sore muscles, Sports Massage is a highly effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system.
There’s no better way to ease tired and sore muscles, reduce injury risk, improve your recovery time after workouts and make sure little niggles don’t turn into something bigger and nastier.
But you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from massage. It’s a great way to relax sore or tight muscles, deal with any minor muscle pulls or strains or even ease the back and neck pain that can build up after a long day hunched over a laptop.
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin with the application of heated cups. Its practice mainly occurs in Asia but also in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Here are 8 scientifically proven benefits of this ancient alternative medicine treatment:
Eliminates any weakness in the body
Fights against dermatological diseases
Aids in preventing liver diseases
Improves blood circulation
Treats gastrointestinal diseases
Heals rheumatic diseases organically
Helps the nervous system
What is Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT)?
RSWT is a procedure where shock waves are passed through the skin to the injured part of the body being treated. The shockwaves are mechanical and not electric. They are audible, low energy sound waves, which work by increasing blood flow to the injured area. This initiates an inflammation-like response in the injured tissue, accelerating the body’s healing process by increasing cell generation and dissolving calcium deposits.
How successful is Radial Shockwave Therapy?
After only 3 or 4 treatments with shock wave, over 80% of patients report a reduction of pain and regaining of normal function. Research is steadily growing for this cutting edge technology, and the latest reports are bony conditions like heel spurs.
When investing in advanced technology like Shockwave Therapy, it is important to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the equipment, as well having the backing of evidenced based research. You will usually require a course 3-6 treatments, at weekly intervals.
Acupuncture forms part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). This ancient system of medicine dates back as far as 1000 years BC and is based on a holistic concept of treatment which regards ill health as a manifestation of imbalance in the body’s energy.
Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation. Our therapist are all fully qualified .
Physical Therapies such as Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors base their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These chemicals assist the body's healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery.