How can Osteopathy help me?
Our main aims are:
- to help get you out of pain,
- to help you understand what is going on and why you are in pain,
-and to give you strategies like, stretches, exercises and postural work that you can use to help yourself.
What problems do you treat?
At Core Oxford every day is different!
We might help desk workers with neck or back pain, Para and Olympic athletes with injury rehabilitation and performance coaching, students with stiff necks and shoulders, gym goers with shoulder impingements and runners with knee pain or gait issues.
What they all have in common is the osteopath using their knowledge of how the muscles, bones, joints, nervous hormonal systems work to understand
How does it work?
We use a variety of approaches and techniques depending on what you need on the day. The hands on treatments include, joint mobilisation, massage, pin and stretch techniques, high velocity thrusts (the "clicking" you might have experienced or seen in videos), dry needling and more. Other things we might use include kinesio-taping, rehabilitation exercises, life style advice and stretches. The important thing is to find out what you need both on the day and more long term.
What qualifications do osteopaths have and who regulates them?
Osteopaths in the UK are highly qualified, gaining a Bachelors or Masters university degree over 4 or 5 years, and must be registered with a national governing body (the General Osteopathic Council) as well as doing yearly continuing professional development. to treat patients who present with a wide range of pain presenting symptoms.
Who do osteopaths treat?
At Core Oxford we specialise in musculoskeletal issues, understanding how injuries, poor posture and faulty movement patterns can cause your pain and working with you to find ways to improve this. As osteopathy is so wide-ranging in its application, we have been lucky to work with a similarly wide variety of patients. This includes people coming to us for work-related pain, sporting injuries, every day mishaps, the progression of aging and issues with children.
There are lots of ways to find out how we can help you: