Emma Ross introduces and demonstrates Osteopathy.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is as way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints. When the body is balanced and efficient it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living.
Osteopaths use a wide variety of approaches to treatment and can bring relief or improvement to many conditions affecting, for example, the elderly, children, sportsmen and women and to problems that arise during or after pregnancy.
What do Osteopaths treat?
Osteopathy is effective for a wide range of conditions including:
- Lower and upper back pain
- Sports injuries
- Trapped nerves
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis/Golfers elbow
- Neck pain
- Occupational strain
- Joint pain/dysfunction – wrists, hips, knees ankles etc.
- Postural problems
- Problems arising in or after pregnancy and in preparation of labour
What does the treatment aim to do?
- Restore homeostasis and equilibrium
- Restore muscle and joint function
- Improve and maintain flexibility
- Reduce muscle spasm
- Maintain nerve supply
- Improve circulation
What does treatment involve?
Osteopaths consider each person as an individual. At your first visit, a detailed case history will be taken. This will involve a discussion regarding you current symptoms as well as questions concerning your general health and previous medical history.
You will then normally be asked to undress to your underwear, and to perform a series of simple movements so your posture may be assessed. Then using palpation, points of strain, weakness or poor function may be identified. A diagnosis will then be made and a treatment plan made. This will be fully discussed with you.
The treatment may consist of massage of the soft tissues, joint articulation and manipulation techniques.
James has been practising in the Brighton and Hove area since qualifying in 1998 from the European School of Osteopathy, one of the UK’s leading osteopathic colleges.
His sessions allow for an unhurried considered approach to patients with a style of Osteopathy that combines the benefits of soft tissue manipulation, spinal manipulation and Cranial Osteopathy.
James is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and other times by appointment.
Emma is celebrating 23 years in practice as an osteopath. Emma graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1988 having completed the four-year full-time diploma course in osteopathy.
She is registered with all the major companies, including BUPA and AXA PPP. Private Health Insurance Many private health insurance schemes provide cover for Osteopathic treatment.
Emma is available on Wednesdays and Fridays.