Simply put, Osteopathy is here to get you better! How do they get me better? Osteopaths use knowledge of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, movement patterns, injury and exercise to help you get out of pain and feel better. How do osteopaths know all this? To become an osteopath in the UK, you have to study a four or five year degree and have over 1000 observed clinical hours to then be registered with the national body, the General Osteopathic Council. This insures that all ost
1. As well as looking globally, osteopathy can be great at finding small fixes to have significant long-term effects. A recent example at Core Oxford was with someone in the Armed Forces with a lower limb injury that had stopped them completing training. We used one simple thing and he was able to walk and run better. What did we use? A finger length piece of tape. That piece of tape changed how the ankle worked and stopped the rest the musculoskeletal system being overloaded
As with all conditions we treat at Core Oxford, our main objectives are to get you out of pain, help you understand what’s happening and how we can work together to help you reduce severity and symptoms. 1. The majority of patients seem to come in with a label for the pain they get in their head which doesn’t agree with the signs and symptoms they present with. Going through a full case history and assessment with an osteopath can lead to an improved understanding of what the
The awesome “cracks” or “pops” that people associate with osteopathy are just one of the many things that we do to get you out of pain. Whether it’s using kinesiotape, soft tissue techniques, stretches, exercises or one of the many other tools at our disposal, your treatment always comes after trying to understand what got you into pain in the first place and making a plan to get you feeling and moving better long term. To find out more, please get in touch!
After getting the patient out of immediate pain, the next thing osteopaths want to do is to find out why the injury happened and how we can work together make it less likely to happen again. Unless there is been a direct injury (as with whiplash after a road traffic accident), often the cause of the neck or shoulder pain can be more to do with posture and what the patient has been doing at work or with their training. Taking the time for a more global approach to assess and
The three main things we aim do with osteopathy at Core Oxford are to: – get patients out of pain using soft tissue work, exercises or postural advice. – help patients understand what got them into pain in the first place by taking the time to listen to and understand them. – show patients how they can stay out of pain and get healthier by giving easy to follow lifestyle and exercise advice. To find out more, please get in touch!