Welcome to Derby Osteopaths
Call or text for an appointment: 07747536819
Osteopaths use their hands to manipulate and change the mobility and function of your body tissues to help ease your symptoms.
We seek to identify the cause and adaptions of your pain and then directly work to support your bodies’ healing process.
For example, a recent client commenced treatment for his shin pain that turned out to be a loss of mobility in his ankle. Then the pain moved into his hamstring that came from his Glutei being under-active. He cracked on with his bum strengthening and the pain in his hamstring eased as his Glutei took control of hip extension.
Book Appointments for osteopathy on 07747536819.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive, manual therapy that focuses on total body function by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes:
- Connective tissues
- The spine.
The aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, fascial, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Osteopathy considers the wider impact context of the patient including their medical history, medication interactions, diet, occupational and hobby stressors.
Osteopathy seeks to support our bodies’ in self-healing by improving how our structure works.
What Happens on the Initial Visit?
A full medical case history will be taken followed by an examination during which you may be asked to perform a few movements.
Some clothing may need to be removed so that the area can be examined and treated. Based on the findings of your case history you will be asked to perform active movements, for instance, you might be asked to bend your knee or hip.
Then the osteopath will perform certain passive movements. Active movements tend to implicate muscle pain whereas passive movements tend to implicate connective and ligamentous. Where you might complain of a clicking or snapping hip the osteopath would perform special tests to identify the cause of the pain, perhaps arthritic, labral, musculotendinous and joint. To implicate a labral tear your hip would be placed into extreme flexion and internal rotation.