Pain & Injury

Osteopaths can diagnose injured tissues, identifying the causes of these injuries. Symptoms of pain range from dulls aches to sharp and radiating pain.


Your practitioner will find the area of dysfunction and work through a routine of treatment to help you to recover with a rehabilitation programme. They can offer advice and techniques for avoiding the same injury reoccurring.



Through discussion with your practitioner they will be able to advice you on the best forms of self-help to work alongside your treatments to help the body to recover.


Looking at your lift- style can be key to making the changes needed for you. Your practitioner will look at posture, exercise and your daily habits, guiding you on changes that you can make and what you can introduce into your routine to aid recovery and return you to full health.



Stress can be detrimental to our health. It can be a factor associated with heart attacks, strokes and mental health problems; it can cause damage to the immune system which can lead to poor health in other areas of the body.


Stress can have effects on the musculoskeletal system too:


  • bad posture due to tension can lead to your muscles aching
  • our breathing can become short and shallow, which then effects how the diaphragm works
  • our digestion can become inhibited causing bloating, constipation, diarrhoea or reflux


You can manage stress in many different ways; osteopathy can help you to begin addressing the factors seen here and start you on a new routine to a healthy lifestyle. Through rebalancing your body through techniques to help reduce tension, soreness and restrictions to the respiratory and digestive system your practitioner can help to reduce your stress levels.



Headaches come along with our busy lives. A common form of headache, which can be addressed by your osteopath, can be caused by restrictions in the neck and back.


These restrictions can occur due to injury, posture or stress. Treatment will aim to correct the alignment of the spine and joints which would increase the blood flow and decrease the nerve irritation cause the headache.



Arthritis can cause pain, swelling, inflammation and stiffness in the joints. The aim of osteopathic treatment is to reduce the pain and improve mobility using gentle manual techniques on the joints, muscles and ligaments.


Your practitioner will give your advice on diet and exercises to do at home.



Neck pain can be caused by a multitude of things including driving long distances, stress or sitting or standing with poor posture.


Neck pain can lead to other aches and pains in the body – with pain occurring in the shoulder, arm and hand leading to pins and needles or numbness.


Your practitioner can help you through gentle massage to release the muscular tension and improve movement through your neck and back.



Pain in the mid back can be caused by injury or issues with the muscles and tissues. Pain in this area of the back can cause pain between the shoulder blades, the neck and the lower back which can also lead to headaches.


Your practitioner can provide techniques like muscle lengthening techniques and spinal manipulation to help improve the function of the muscles and relieving the pain.



Lower back pain is a common condition shared by much of the population as it can be caused by anything from heavy lifting to stretching and exercise. These events can cause sprains, strains or spasms in the lower back.


Lifestyle can have a negative effect of the back – stress, being overweight and posture can all be contributing factors. Your practitioner will use individualised treatments to get to the root of the trouble and using gentle techniques in a hands-on manner with the aim to ease the stresses and pressure on the muscles and restore full movements to the area.



The knees are a major weight bearing joint and they are prone to injury. Sprains, strains and dislocations can occur from sports injuries or repeated stress to the area.


Alongside injury, knee pain can come from arthritis, bursitis or tendonitis. The most common symptoms of knee pain can be pain, locking, stiffness and swelling. Your practitioner will be able to find the right techniques to improve the symptoms of pain and restore movement to the joint.



Shoulder pain can be caused by overuse of the arm and shoulder, joint pain, frozen shoulder, arthritis, instability of the joint or you can experience pain in your shoulder due to having an injury elsewhere such as the neck or back.


You can experience swelling and inflammation in the joint which can be very painful. Practitioners can use massage and stretching techniques to stretch and strengthen the muscles, loosen the joint aiming to restore full movement back to all the effected areas.



Pain in the elbow can be caused by injury or inflammatory conditions like arthritis. The overuse of the joint can cause discomfort and irritation to the nerves and muscles causing pain.


Your practitioner will be able to lead you through pain management and rehabilitation techniques for the joint helping to ease the pain.