Osteopathy is a manual therapy that involves the treatment of joints, muscles, ligaments and all surrounding structures. Any kind of joint ache, pain or stiffness whether it be in the back, neck, arms or legs can be an indication that there are underlying joint and muscle strains and these, left untreated may upset your general health.
Osteopathy includes a wide range of specialities that meet the health needs of different people including babies and children, pregnant women, sports people, injured workers and the retired, older adults. Over 30,000 people every day visit an osteopath suffering from a variety of conditions including neck or back pain, joint or muscular pain, sports injuries, recurring headaches and more.
The practitioners at Cedar Hall Osteopathy Clinics Benfleet & Thurrock use the most appropriate techniques for your condition and body type and these may include soft tissue work, stretching, joint articulation, muscle energy and manipulation. Treatment is often followed by the prescription of rehabilitative exercises, stretches and postural advice.
Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently. As you don’t need a referral from your doctor to see an osteopath, you will typically be able to see an osteopath quickly, without the long waiting times that often occur with other treatment options.
Osteopathy is best known for the treatment of musculo-skeletal problems such as:
- Back & Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Sports Injuries
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rheumatic pain
- Foot/Ankle Pain
- Hand/Elbow Pain
- Work or Recreational strains
- Muscle Spasm
However.. osteopathy can also be effective in managing other conditions such as:
- Arthritic conditions
- Tennis Elbow
- Digestive problems
- Circulatory problems
- Osteoarthritis of the hip/knee
Osteopath Samantha Wilkins is available for local home visits to patients who are housebound following surgery/injury and who are unable to attend one of our clinics.
For details please contact Reception staff at Benfleet or Thurrock.