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What do Osteopaths do?

Meet Cameron Reid - a Teacher and Practioner in Osteopathy

What does an Osteopath do?

An osteopath aims to restore the normal function and stability of the joints to help the body heal itself.

Several techniques are used with the aim to reduce pain, improve movement and encourage blood flow.

Is Osteopathy painful?

Osteopathy is not usually painful, although it's not unusual to feel sore or stiff in the first few days after treatment, particularly if you're having treatment for a painful or inflamed injury.

If you feel any pain during or after treatment, tell your osteopath.


Which Techniques are used?

  • Massage – to release and relax muscles
  • Stretching stiff joints
  • Articulation – where your joints are moved through their natural range of motion
  • High-velocity thrusts – normally produce a clicking noise

Will I get some exercises/Aftercare advise?

You may be given advice on self-help and exercise to aid your recovery and prevent symptoms returning or getting worse.


How long will the first appointment be?

In general, the first appointment will last about 45 minutes to an hour.

Further treatments last around 30 minutes. Your course of treatment will depend on your symptoms.

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