Osteopathic treatments are safe and suitable for all ages from birth to the more mature and are designed to suit the individual’s needs. Osteopathy is a primary care profession, focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, the rehabilitation of musculo-skeletal disorders and a wide range of conditions.
At Celtic Osteopathy we take the the time to talk through your health problem and any concerns you may have, tailoring treatments to suit your individual needs.
Osteopathy is Suitable for All
- Babies, Children & Young Adults
- During / after pregnancy
- Elderly & Retirees
- Sport Enthusiast & Professional Athletes
- Sports injuries & During Rehabilitation
Whether you are suffering from musculo-skeletal condition or joint pain: back, shoulder, neck hip, knee or ankle we can provide:-
- Drug free care
- Safe and targeted treatment
- An accurate diagnosis
- Swift appointments
A thorough examination will be carried out to diagnose your condition and to identify any contributing factors. A comprehensive treatment and management plan will be developed to help reduce pain, improve movement and promote overall health and well-being.
At Celtic Osteopathy we are here to support you through your life’s course providing you with the best care possible.
Conditions Commonly Alleviated by Osteopathy & Acupuncture
|Arthritis||Back pain||Elbow pain||Fibromyalgia|
|Frozen shoulders||General aches & pains||Golfers elbow||Headaches|
e. g. hip & knee pain
|Muscle spasms||Musculo-skeletal problems||Migraines|
|Minor sport injuries||Neck pain||Neuralgia||Osteoarthritis|
|Rheumatic pain||Sciatica||Sprains & Strains||Tennis elbow|
This is not a complete list of conditions that could be alleviated by Osteopathy. If you are suffering from a condition not listed, please contact us to discuss your concerns to see if we can help you. We are always happy to discuss if Osteopathy is the best treatment for your condition. If we feel that it cannot help then we may suggest other treatments which may prove helpful.
Osteopathy can help for a wide range of conditions. Please click the button below for further information from the Institute of Osteopathy.
Osteopathic techniques are commonly placed within two categories; ‘structural’ which involve your more hands on approach to improve tissue quality and restore mobility and ‘cranial’ which are intuitive gentle techniques.
As Osteopaths we have a large variety of techniques that may be used to achieve maximum benefit.In Most cases a combination of treatments are used to achieve the best results, which will be incorporated into your treatment plan.
Your individual treatment plan will be discussed at the initial consultation and reviewed at each subsequent appointment. At Celtic Osteopathy we will also advise you on how to manage your health condition and where necessary provide exercises to help reduce the risk of any future episodes.
It may be necessary to communicate with your G.P or Consultant regarding your condition, to arrange medical tests e.g. blood tests, X-ray or MRI scans (if applicable) or on-going care. Your consent will always be obtained before hand.
If you have any concerns about your health condition or your treatment plan please speak to one of our Osteopaths as we are here to help.
Structural Techniques used are:
Soft Tissue Technique such as massage involves direct touch to target your muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues, to improve tissue function & circulation. Soft tissue techniques involve a range of pressure and depths to achieve maximum effect.
Mobilisation Techniques involve moving joints through their full range of movement in progressive but gentle and smooth way, to gradually reduce restriction and improve movement.
Manipulation Techniques are precise quick movements applied to a joint or set of joints to release a restriction or immobilisation resulting from injury, postural compensation or muscular strain.
Harmonic Techniques are gentle passive oscillatory techniques that use the body’s natural rhythm, which can be applied to most joints.
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) is a technique directed at reducing pain and improving joint and musculo-skeletal function. MET is an active technique that requires patient participation to engage a restrictive muscular functional barrier for maximal effect.
Neuromuscular Techniques (NMT) consist of concentrated pressure applied to an area of muscular spasm, tenderness or trigger points, to improve blood flow reducing hypoaxia (lack of blood within a muscle), often associated with nerve entrapment or compression from surrounding muscle or other soft tissues. NMT is an effective treatment for chronic pain and can help to improve muscle performance.
Fascial Release Techniques can be used directly or in directly for the treatment of musculo-skeletal immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles by stimulating the stretch reflex within the muscle, improving blood flow & circulation.
Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT) is a gentle indirect technique that has an effect on the body’s connective tissue including Fascia, tendons, ligaments, and blood flow, to improve overall function. BLT have three components; disengagement using either compression or decompression of a target joint area, exaggeration where the joint/tissue is taken into the direction of injury/tension and finally balance where tissues are brought into a state of balance and ease.
Strain Counter Stain/Position of Ease is a gentle technique used on muscular spasms, trigger points or tender points. The body is re-positioned so the muscle is placed in a shortened position, this is held for at least 90 second, allowing for changes within the muscles and fascia to occur. SCS relaxes muscular tension/ strain, improves blood flow & circulation, promoting mobility and reduces pain.
Visceral Osteopathy explores tension within the body’s organs and their relationship with the skeletal structures.