Osteopathy and the evidence

Why choose osteopathy ? What is the evidence ?

The question over osteopathy evidence becomes clearer – read on.

If you are considering getting help with your aches, pains or immobility how do you make a choice about who to see? You might be over-whelmed by the options available. Will it work? What will it be like? Will it be a professional service? Will it be trust-worthy?

Did you  know that osteopathy has been recognised by an Act of Parliament and regulated since the middle of the 1990s.  We have a strict professional code, continued professional development scheme and must have full insurance to practise.  We also must adhere to Advertising Standards with regards to what we say we can treat. This is because all our claims must be evidence-based – no pie-in-the-sky claims, no smoke and mirror tactics, just honest, reliable, evidence-based treatments. So, here is the list of osteopathy evidence about…

What we can treat:
  • aches and pains,
  • joint pains, e.g. hip and knee pain,
  • arthritic pain
  • acute & chronic backache or back pain,
  • mechanical neck pain,
  • headaches/migraine,
  • frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow,
  • musculoskeletal problems,
  • circulatory problems,
  • cramp,
  • digestion problems,
  • sciatica,
  • muscle spasms,
  • neuralgia /nerve pain,
  • fibromyalgia,
  • inability to relax,
  • rheumatic pain,
  • minor sports injuries and tensions.

Your symptoms might not feel like one of those labels though. That is because you have your own body and your own story. Most patients always have such rich experiences to share with me.

It is my job to investigate your problems, form a diagnosis and treatment plan just for you.

Labels, protocols and pigeon-holes are all very well but you can’t always be assigned in that way. There are often a few grey areas.   You might possibly need some input from your doctor too. Saying that, it is a pretty extensive list, so osteopathy might be a good place for you to start.

Please call me if you still feel unsure  – 07710 701 273 or book in online .