Who do we treat
At Wellmead Osteopathy we treat people of all ages and in all stages of their life.
Whether you are in pain, just don�t feel yourself or would like a general MOT we are here to help.
Many people often associate osteopathy with back pain, however we treat all areas of the body from head to toe. Osteopathy can help a wide range of musculoskeletal ailments and complaints, including; joint pain, spinal problems, neck complaints, shoulder complaints, hip complaints, knee complaints, foot and ankle complaints, mobility issues, muscle pain, tension and stiffness.
Osteopathy can help relieve the symptoms of; arthritic pain, muscle spams, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, circulatory problems, postural tension and sports injuries.
If you are unsure whether osteopathy is for you, please feel free to call or email us to find out.
- Sports Injury / Therapeutic Massage
- Pregnancy and babies
- Childhood and adolescent
- Medical Acupuncture
Modern way of living, which is often fast paced, highly demanding on our bodies, full of repetitive activities or no activity can lead to invisible strains and break down in natural compensation methods. This can often results in neck, shoulder or back pain and possible headaches.
Osteopathy is a distinctive �hands on� manual therapy and one of the oldest approaches to the treatment of joint and muscles complaints. It can help to remove these strains, help your body to adapt better to its environment and subsequent improve its function and reduce pain.
Osteopathy can help people of all ages. As we get older though, our bodies start showing the after effect of all the blows it has endured over the years. Osteopathy can help it to restore mobility and circulation and reduce pain.
Our body works most efficiently when it is well balanced and free of strains. It will be able to adapt and compensate better to modern lives and it will function with minimum effort, leaving more energy for living.
Sports Injury / Therapeutic Massage
With sports and active life styles often come minor injuries, strain and at times fatigued muscles. During these times muscles will work below par. This means that other areas of the body can sustain stress and overuse, which can lead to muscular imbalances, which in turn hinder optimal performance and may cause discomfort.
Left untreated these issues can lead to more serious injuries and problems that could become chronic and prevent the individual from training or competing altogether.
Sports or deep tissue massage feels good and can be beneficial to all people, irrespective of their level of activity. It can help relieve tension in muscles, improve circulation and reestablishing muscular balance and leave the person feeling better.
Pregnancy and babies
During pregnancy a woman undergoes some drastic changes as her body prepares for the birth of her baby. These changes can lead to a variety of musculoskeletal complaints.
Back pain is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy, however during pregnancy you may also experience pelvic girdle or hip pain. The gentle and safe techniques used during osteopathic treatment can help to relieve these symptoms and help you to manage throughout the pregnancy. Osteopathic treatment can also be beneficial to help your body recover after delivery of your baby.
Once the baby is born they adapt to their new environment amazingly well. At times though the assisted use of forceps and ventouse deliveries, a fast or prolonged labour may result in a tetchy baby. Babies can suffer from the strains of a less desirable birth and paediatric osteopathy for babies can help relieve these and can comfort your baby. Osteopaths use very gentle manipulating techniques more popular known as cranial osteopathy, recommended by many health visitors and midwives.
Childhood and adolescent
Children and adolescent are often the most physical active. Enormous strains are placed upon their bodies as they endure times of rapid growth and build up a healthy immune system. Their bodies work hard to handle everyday life; coping with growth spurts, knocks and bruises, hormonal changes, allergies and intolerances, fighting infections, which can all have an undesirable impact on their health and well being.
Children and teenagers can also suffer from joint and muscle pain, especially if they are physical active or when they endure rapid growth spurts. Although children usually bounce back from these episodes of changes quickly, at times they can leave their health and well being compromised, which may then have an impact on their development and how they perform at school.
Paediatric osteopathy can help during these important milestone by identifying and removing everyday stresses and strains and support the young body for most efficient function and development and optimum health.
Medical Acupuncture is a modern adaptation of traditional Chinese Acupuncture . The modern scientific explanation for the effectiveness of acupuncture is explained by the theory that needling acupuncture points will stimulate the nervous system to release the body�s own natural chemicals in the skin, muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body�s, own internal regulating system. This reaffirms one of the osteopathic basic principles that �The body is its own medicine chest.
Medical Acupuncture can be very effective in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal pain and discomfort. It is particular effective in the treatment of muscular trigger points enabling access to deeper muscles, which massage cannot reach and headaches, migraines and jaw dysfunction. Acupuncture is also recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for low back pain.
To book an appointment, or for more information please call us on 01372 897497 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to find us
Wellmead, Steels Lane, Oxshott, Surrey, KT22 0RF