Osteopathic treatment varies for every patient. The actual techniques are put together in the order and intensity that is considered appropraite by the practitioner. Techniqies such as soft tissue massage may relax or stimulate muscles. Articulation is a passive movement, which involves gentle stretching of the tissue to improve joint mobility. Manual traction / stretching may also be used.
Osteopathic manipulation is a small precise movement applied to a joint. This often causes a 'click' or 'popping' sound as the joint surfaces are separated slightly.This response allows for a reduction of local muscle spasms and increases the range of movement within the joint. It also results in improving circulation and drainage to the surrounding area.
Osteopathic treatment is seldom painful and should always be gentle. Patients generally find treatment pleasant.
Senior consultant osteopath - David Leach
Associate osteopath - Lorraine Strudwick & Dale Hardiman
Mother & Baby Clinic
We see a wide variety of conditions including, but not limited to:
Firstly, a full case history will be taken of the patients current problem. Then a full medical case history including details of past operations / illnesses, previous injuries, leisure activities, employment and general fitness. The physical examination then follows through observation, palpation(feeling) and mobility testing.
To allow us to feel the exact extent and cause of the injury Osteopaths use their highly tuned sense of touch (palpation) similar to that of a blind person, allowing us to feel tissue damage to an accurate degree. Combined with our knowledge of anatomy and the engineering processes of the body, our diagnostic skills are exceptionally advanced.
Here at LOSIC we also have a Mother and Baby Clinic where we specialise in the treatment of pregnant mothers, babies and children.
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David has spent the last 16 years investigating the causes and rational behind children suffering with digestive dissorders