Osteopathic treatment using gentle mobilisation and soft tissue massage can ease the stiffness and pain of worn-out-joints. Arthritic change can also cause loss of strength in the supporting muscles which can exacerbate the problem.
We can advise you on exercises to help you mobilise and strengthen your joints.
Each treatment is tailor made for your unique problem!
David is a 67 year old Farmer who has always done a lot of manual work around the farm.
He has ongoing pain from tendonitis in his shoulders and elbows as well as pain from osteo-arthritis in the base of his thumb.
We give him treatments every 4 weeks using deep massage and joint articulation to alleviate his arthritis symptoms and allow him to continue with his very active job. Over the years we have given David exercises and advice too, to help him manage his symptoms in between treatments.
Arthritis can a be a frightening diagnosis but actually there is often a lot that can be done to the muscles and tissues surrounding the damaged joint to keep it as healthy as possible and reduce pain.
Osteopaths are trained primary care providers and are skilled in diagnosing problems, including those which may require further investigation if necessary.
Around 30,000 people currently consult osteopaths every working day with more than seven million consultations carried out every year (General Osteopathic Council).
I contacted Mike after being in some considerable pain and prescribed diazepam by my GP. I can honestly say that after my second visit, which was today, the difference is incredible. Highly recommended for the ‘practical’ benefit of how much better I feel but also for the friendly, honest and warm nature that I have experienced.
Melanie (via Facebook)
“I was referred by my GP due to worsening arthralgia and back pain. My GP was also a patient and told me what to expect.
I was delighted that most of the treatment was gentle and effective. It keeps my muscles and joints mobile and reduces my pain and stiffness enabling me to enjoy life more.
I would highly recommend P.O.C. and have done on many occasions.”
A. Hunt, 56
Our joints need to move through their full ranges of movement to be healthy! Here are 7 daily practices to try, each approximately 5 minutes, focusing on different areas of the body. Work through them in sequence, 5 minutes a day , or mix and match!Start with a breath...