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Lucy Pike BSc (Hons) Ost Med
Mrs Pike and Aiden are graduates of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and are registered Osteopaths.
They are interested in all types of Osteopathy especially sports injury treatment and rehabilitation. The whole person is looked at enabling prevention along with treatment.
Aiden Smith BSc (Hons) Ost med
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is the study of how the body can become structurally out of balance. It combines scientific and medical knowledge of anatomy and physiology with clinical methods of investigation.
An osteopath focuses on the musculo-skeletal system, using their hands to diagnose damaged parts of the body, including muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints. This is done by recognising the malfunction within the structure and assisting with the body's natural healing.
Treatment can benefit people of all ages including the elderly, pregnant women, babies and children.
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In your first consultation your osteopath will ask questions about your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle and diet. She will also examine you actively and passively. You may be asked to carry out movements, such as to sit, stand or walk. Then with the patient lying on his/her back, or in any position that is comfortable, the osteopath will examine different parts of the body, assessing the restrictions, strains and tensions. This will allow the osteopath to make a diagnosis.
Treatment is usually carried out while you lie down in various positions. Osteopathic treatment will involve a variety of gentle manual techniques. These include massage to relax stiff muscles, stretching to help your joints become more mobile and manipulation. You will also be given advice on hydrotherapy and exercise.
Less invasive techniques are also used especially when treating children, the elderly or acute patients.
Osteopathy can be beneficial for the following conditions:
- Joint and Muscle Pain
- Low back pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Neck Ache
- Minor Sports Injuries
- Posture related symptoms
- Arthritic pain
- Rheumatic Pain
- Circulatory Problems
- Digestion Problems
- Back pain in pregnancy
- Aches and Pains
- Joint Pains