- Are you fed up of being in pain?
- Do you think to yourself that your pain will go away on its own and it doesn’t?
- Do you want to find a treatment that works for you?
- Do you wish you could be more active?
- Would you like to feel more healthy?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then read on…
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a primary care profession, focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders and the effects of these conditions on your general health.
We seek to restore the optimal functioning of the body, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body has the ability to heal itself and osteopathic care focuses on strengthening the musculoskeletal system to treat existing conditions and to prevent illness.
What makes osteopathy different from other treatments?
Our patient centred approach to health and wellbeing means we consider symptoms in the context of your full medical history, as well as your lifestyle and personal circumstances. It is a holistic (whole body) approach to health care; we do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and well-being. This holistic approach ensures that all treatment is tailored to you as an individual.
As osteopaths, we address the underlying cause of your presenting condition and not just your symptoms. The key to preventing problems from recurring, and to developing long-term solutions, is for us to work together to increase your awareness of the causes of your problem and help you understand, and take responsibility for, your own health. We do this in many ways, including:
- helping you become more aware of postural problems and how to correct them e.g. through exercise
- identifying causative factors of a your symptoms, such as driving position or workstation set-up and trying to reduce/eliminate them
- providing you with an individually tailored exercise programme to aid rehabilitation and prevention of further injury
- addressing any areas of your body which are compensating for the original injury
- teaching you stress management techniques
- working with other practitioners such as Pilates teachers, dieticians, acupuncturists etc, where appropriate
At Wimborne Osteopathic Clinic we are always very happy to discuss your individual concerns and requirements.
To make an appointment or to talk things through, call us on 01202 888439.