So why see an osteopath?
Osteopaths treat many conditions, most people still think of us as ‘back specialists’. It’s true to say that back pain is what many osteopaths treat a lot of the time, but we are very good at helping all manner of pain related conditions.
Osteopathic treatment does not only target symptoms, but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms.
Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance, Imagine, for example, a car that has one of its front wheels not quite pointing straight. It may run well for a while, but after only a few thousand miles, the tyre will wear out.
You can apply this example to the human body, which is why it is so important to keep the body in good balance, to avoid excess wear and tear. This is why having treatment from youth to old age is important in helping to reduce the timing for the onset of degeneration in the spine and areas such as knees, hips and ankles.
Here at Baks Osteopathy, we use a wide range of techniques, including joint mobilisation, massage, cranial techniques (sometimes referred to as ‘cranial osteopathy’) and other less well known, yet effective techniques.
This breadth of knowledge & technique approach allows us to focus on every patient’s precise needs and tailor the treatment to suit.
Osteopaths can assess and treat people of any age from the elderly to the newborn and from pregnant women to sports people.
So there’s possibly a better question – “Why not see an Osteopath?” and if you’re at all concerned about the efficacy of Osteopathy, then don’t forget that not only is it recommended by the NHS, but it has a whole body of evidence that you can sift through on the NCOR website (NCOR is the National Council for Osteopathic Research).
See for yourself on the link below: