How can we help you?
Here at MK Osteopaths we can offer you the following treatments with our brilliant team who are dedicated to providing a tailored treatment suited to your needs, activity & injury – it doesn’t have to be a sports injury, we can help with most aches & pains!
A focused, deep tissue massage paying specific attention to problem areas & using a variety of massage techniques.
All of the above plus: includes an assessment of your musculoskeletal system, exercise rehab (advice on how to continue your recovery with stretches, strengthening & postural adjustments) & treatment may involve additional soft tissue & muscle energy release techniques.
Includes all of the above plus neurological & orthopedic testing if required. Treatments may involve additional joint mobilisation & manipulative techniques (“clicking”).
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the well being of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together. As Osteopaths we use physical manipulation, stretching and massage, with the aim of:
- increasing the mobility of joints
- relieving muscle tension
- enhancing the blood supply to tissues
- helping the body to heal
Osteopaths use a range of techniques, but don’t use drugs or surgery.
What do Osteopaths treat?
Osteopathy can be used to treat
- Generalised aches and pains
- Joint pains, including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
- Arthritic pain
- General, acute and chronic back ache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
- Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury ie whiplash)
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
- Frozen shoulder, shoulder and elbow pain, golfers elbow, tennis elbow (lateral epicoindylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
- Hip pain
- Foot and ankle pain
- Circulatory problems
- Joint pains
- Muscle spasms
- Rheumatic pain
- Minor sports injuries and tensions
The General Osteopathic Council
MK Osteopath are registered with the General Osteopathic Council who regulate the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. The General Osteopathic Council work with the public and osteopathic profession to promote patient safety by registering qualified professionals, and setting, maintaining and developing standards of osteopathic practice and conduct.
The Institute of Osteopathy (iO)
MK Osteopath are a member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO) the UK’s leading professional membership organisation for registered Osteopaths. The purpose of the institute is to unite, promote, develop and support the Osteopathic profession, to improve public health and patient care. Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions. Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently. Their iO Patient Charter outlines the consistently high standards of service they encourage their members to aspire to and that you can expect from a registered Osteopath who is an iO member.