T A Still, the founder of Osteopathy
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What is the scope of Osteopathic treatment?

Osteopaths treat the mechanical and biomechanical component of disease. Backache, which affects 4 out of 5 people at some time in their lives, is the most common complaint treated by Osteopaths. Osteopathy does not only treat backs. Osteopathic techniques lend themselves to the safe and effective treatment of a wide range of conditions such as:

  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Brachialgia (Arm pain)
  • Whiplash
  • Pins & Needles, Numbness
  • “Slipped” or herniated/prolapsed intervertebral discs
  • Degenerative disc disease (Spondylosis)
  • Osteoarthritic (degenerative) joint conditions
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Postural stress and strains (e.g. Tenosynovitis, computer hump, mouse wrist)
  • Costo-transverse (Rib) joint displacement
  • Shoulder rotator cuff injuries & frozen shoulder
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow (Epicondylitis)
  • Knee pain – cartilage or ligament tears/sprains
  • Shin splints, Anterior compartment syndrome
  • Ankle sprains & Achilles tendonitis
  • Foot pain – plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma
  • Neuralgias (Trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Temporomandibular joint – Jaw pain
  • Capsular, muscular, ligamentous, tendon and cartilage problems in sports injuries
  • Pregnancy – when the change in posture can give rise to back pain and discomfort, many ‘mothers to be’ find relief from osteopathic treatment.
Osteopathic Scope