What is osteopathy?
The underlying ethos for osteopathy is that the body is highly complex and depends upon bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues working well together to promote health, balance and pain-free movement. Osteopaths are highly skilled in understanding how the muscular and skeletal systems work together; they specialise in diagnosing conditions that affect the alignment of bones and impair muscle and joint function.
Using touch, massage, stretching and manipulation of joints, and acupuncture, an osteopath will promote wellbeing by relieving muscle tension and improving blood supply and nerve transmission. They will always treat the whole body, harnessing its self-healing abilities, rather than just concentrating on the site of injury.
Who is osteopathy for?
Anyone can benefit from osteopathy; it is a treatment that is used to help with disorders arising from leisure, occupation, inactivity and overuse, as well as sport. If you’re unsure as to whether osteopathy is the right treatment for you, we offer FREE 15 minute consultations that can be booked online.
What conditions can osteopathy help?
Osteopathy can help patients suffering from flexibility and posture issues, muscle aches and spasms, discomfort and pain in joints, low back, neck, elbow and shoulder problems, sciatica, arthritis, lumbago and even headaches. An osteopath will also treat patients with general injuries, sports injuries and those wishing to increase their sports performance.
What can I expect when I have an osteopathy treatment at BeActive Clinic Hertford?
At BeActive Clinic Hertford, we follow a holistic, patient-centred approach, taking into consideration history, physical condition, lifestyle, exercise and working environment. Following a full assessment and analysis, our osteopath will work with a patient to optimise joint function, posture, structure, mobility and normal movement patterns.