Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a well-established body therapy. Its approach to treating and preventing pain in your body takes into account the whole person.

Pain is frequently felt in a different place (or places) to the location of the actual dysfunction that is causing it. This is because your body is made up of many different tissues, all of which are connected. An Osteopath identifies and treats the root cause of your pain, rather than focussing on your symptoms. This cause may be an issue developed over time or come from a recent injury. This holistic approach addresses the pain and dysfunction, and also promotes your body’s ability to selfheal.

What does Osteopathy treat?

  • Pain relief – both acute and chronic
  • Posture imbalance
  • Stress-related conditions
  • Improves circulation and breathing
  • Balances the body’s immune system
  • Balances the autonomic nervous system and primary respiratory mechanism

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING TREATMENT?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy, which means it is hands-on and requires soft tissue work, manipulation and movement. During a session, I will check aspects of your posture and movement. I will also ask questions in order to understand your body’s different patterns. After this examination, I will have a diagnosis and a treatment plan.

At this stage I may manipulate your body to release tension and restore balance and functionalities. This improves mobility and also helps to reinstate your body’s vitality, enabling it to move in the way it was meant to.

Alliance and partnership with you and your body

I work in alliance with you and your body and will always ask permission before commencing a new stage of treatment. I will explain in advance what to expect, and why I am doing it. At the end of the session, I will provide appropriate advice to ensure you get the most positive results.

Who is Osteopathy for?

Osteopathy is for beneficial for:

  • Patients of any age
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Stress symptoms, including sleep, digestion, concentration and bruxism
  • Obstetrics – perinatal and postpartum
  • Sports injuries
  • Circulation and breathing

Osteopathy complements other medical practices and therapies, including Physiotherapy, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Sophrology, Psychotherapy, Homeopathy and Chiropractic.

Aim

Whether general, visceral, structural or cranial issues, my aim is to support your body’s self-healing mechanisms in order to regain and reinforce your normal physiological functions.

Florence is dedicated to recognising and strengthening the mind body connection. Osteopathy may also enhance or act as a complement to other therapies.
Everything is connected.

1 in 4

of the adult population suffer from musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

30%

of GP consultations in England account for MSK issues.

£4.76 B

cost NHS per year.

* https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/clinical-policy/ltc/our-work-on-long-term-conditions/musculoskeletal/

“To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.”

Dr Andrew Taylor Still, father of osteopathy and osteopathic medicine