Treatment: What conditions do Osteopaths deal with?
Osteopathy is best known for the treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems, but it also has a role to play in the management of a number of other conditions. The most common complaints for which patients consult osteopaths include:
- back and neck pain,
- nerve impingements such as Sciatica and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
- pain in peripheral joints such as shoulders, knees and ankles,
- work-related injuries and RSI,
- sports-related injuries, such as tendinitis and muscle and ligament strains.
Osteopathy can also play a significant role in pain management for many other conditions. Many mothers-to-be find osteopathic treatment very beneficial, both to reduce back pain during pregnancy and also to help prepare the body for birth. In addition, there is a wide variety of gentle non-manipulative techniques for use on infants and small children. These can be used in the management of problems such as sleeping disorders, digestive problems and general aches and pains.