Exeter Osteopath Services
at the Exeter Acupuncture & Osteopath Clinic
Osteopathy at the Clinic
Our osteopaths at The Estuary Clinic use physical therapy combined with acupuncture. They have a strong emphasis on rehabilitation and strengthening exercises.
What are Osteopaths?
Osteopaths are trained professionals skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions, with specialist training in muscular skeletal dysfunctions (i.e. bone, muscle, joints and soft tissue problems). They are primary healthcare practitioners; complementary to other medical practices, promoting optimal health through their understanding of the interrelationships between the muscular skeletal system and the rest of the body.
Treatment is administered through a wide variety of modalities. These can include:
- Soft tissue techniques including myofascial release, balance ligamentous tension, soft tissue release and more.
- Manipulation of joints - these are graded dependant on suitability for the patient. Techniques can range from gentle joint articulation to high velocity low amplitude thrusts. (known for the clicking noise)
- Cranial osteopathy techniques
- Stretching techniques
- Exercise and lifestyle advice
- Far infrared therapy in the form of moxibustion
WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR?
In order to accurately assess the areas to be treated you may be asked to remove a certain amount of clothing. You are therefore asked to wear suitable underwear or shorts.
WHAT CAN OSTEOPATHY TREAT?
Osteopaths treat people, not conditions – working to improve bodily functions by treating their structure. They work holistically looking at the whole person.
The most common conditions treated are:
• back and neck pain
• shoulder and arm problems
• pelvis, hip and leg problems
• sports and other injuries
Patients have found osteopathy helpful for many other conditions. If you want to find out more, please contact the clinic.
For more information on osteopathy please click here to be directed to our osteopathy site.