Osteopath in Youghal

Osteopath in Youghal, Cork

What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves, and joints and encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body. When the body is balanced and efficient, just like a well-tuned engine, it will function at its optimum, leaving more energy for living. All osteopathic techniques are safe, gentle and highly effective and is great for anyone who is seeking immediate care for acute pain, chronic or anyone looking to improve their quality of life through regular treatment. Everyone from the newborn to the older person can benefit from osteopathy treatment, it is a holistic approach to the human body that uses a wide range of techniques and principles to treat the musculoskeletal system and other functional disorders of the body.

Osteopathy treatment is not confined to only bones and muscles. It looks at the inter-relationships of all the body’s systems, including the musculoskeletal, respiratory and digestive systems, bringing together all the pieces of a puzzle to diagnose and treat the whole person. Osteopathy aims to address the cause of your problem and not just the presenting signs and symptoms.

The gentle, holistic approach makes it suitable to treat people of all age groups including infants, children, pregnant women, adults, the elderly and many more.

Osteopathic Treatments

There is a broad range of Osteopathic techniques and each is chosen specifically for your individual complaint. They may include gentle joint articulation or manipulation, stretching, ligament balancing and cranial techniques. All techniques aim to restore balance and function to the body allowing it to be better able to deal with the problems it is experiencing.

A typical Osteopathic treatment will include a comprehensive case history, including your past medical history, may take your blood pressure, and further orthopaedic or neurological tests and hands-on treatment. You will also be given advice to help you further manage your condition. This may include stretches, postural advice, workplace ergonomics and dietary advice.

Osteopathy can help with the following;

  • Disc Injuries
  • Back / Neck / Shoulder Pain
  • Hip / Knee / Ankle Pain
  • Muscular Strains
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Migraines / Headaches
  • T.M.J. Pain
  • Pubic Symphysis Pain
  • Pregnancy care
  • Birthing Trauma
  • Colic / Wind / Reflux
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Disturbed Sleeping Patterns
  • Pregnancy-related Back Pain
  • Pre & Post Natal Care
  • Sinus Problems
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis Elbow / Golfer’s Elbow
  • Postural problems
  • Sciatica
  • Trapped nerves

Contact the Orthopaedic Therapy and Sports Injury Clinic in Youghal today at 083 184 4705 or email the clinic.