Exmoor Osteopathy offers treatments for people of all ages, from children to the elderly. Providing both structural and craniosacral approaches. Treatments range from very gentle and subtle for those such as babies; to stronger more manipulative treatment depending on the nature of the complaint and the diagnosis.
If you are unsure about which treatment would suit you, or are new to osteopathic treatment and would like more information then please feel free to contact us to discuss the options available.
Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions. Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently.
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. Many patients are pregnant mothers, unsettled children, or those with work strain, or pain and stiffness related to advancing years or sports activity.
As you don’t need a referral from your doctor to see an osteopath, you will typically be able to see a practitioner quickly, without the long waiting times that often occur with other treatment options.
Whatever your age and no matter what challenges you may have with your health, there is probably something an osteopath can do to help.
Cranial Osteopathy is especially effective for treating babies and children. It is a very gentle, subtle treatment, that uses the knowledge of cranial bones (skull), and the involuntary motion of the body in order to make changes to the stresses and strains within the body.
Sports massage is not just for athletes. It can benefit people undertaking any level of exercise, by increasing circulation and tissue health of the muscles and soft tissue.
Particular sports may require focus on specific muscle groups, or the treatment can be more global. Sports massage can help prevent injury and aid in the rehabilitation process of existing injuries.