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ABOUT OSTEOPATHY

"Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions."

General Osteopathic Council

 

Who we treat?

Adults

Babies & Children

Expecting Mothers

Sports

Contact us today to see how we can help you.

What Osteopaths can treat?

Arthritic pain, circulatory and digestive problems, cramp, muscle spasms, joint pain, neck pain, headaches arising from the neck, migraine prevention, low back pain, sciatica, neuralgia, minor sports injuries and tensions.


Click below to learn more about the common conditions we treat.

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Low Back Pain

Neck Brace

Neck Pain

bracelet on arm

Tennis Elbow

Taping a shoulder wound

Frozen Shoulder

Sports massage on leg

Sciatica

Physiotherapy

Arthritic Pain

Physiotherapy

Joint Pain

Soccer Players

Sports Injury

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Low Back Pain


Low back pain is used to describe injury to the musculo-skeletal structures in the region of the low back, this can include sciatica, where pain radiates into the leg(s). With up to 4 in every 5 adults experiencing low back pain at some stage in their lifetime. Back pain is one of the leading causes of workplace absence.

How can Osteopathy help?

Here at Laura Fishlock Osteopathy we seek to find the cause of your low back pain. 
Whether your injury is of the muscles, ligaments, joints, or disc, Osteopathy can help reduce pain and restore structural imbalance. Techniques used may include soft tissue work, joint mobilisations/ manipulations, muscle energy techniques and cranial Osteopathy. Rehabilitative exercises may be given to support treatment.

 

Neck Pain


Two thirds of people will have neck pain in their life, with a high percentage experiencing recurrent problems, especially with aggravating lifestyle factors such as desk based occupation. Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain can often occur for no apparent reason and may present with headaches that arise from the neck.The neck is the last ascending area of the body to compensate when mechanics below are unbalanced.

How Osteopathy can help?

Neck pain can arise from injury to the muscles, ligaments, joints or discs, and can present with neuralgia. We use Osteopathy combined with rehabilitative exercises and ergonomic advice to help get you out of pain and educate prevention behaviours. Your mechanics need to be in good function this involves getting all the joints and muscles balanced from the feet up.

 

Tennis Elbow


Elbow pain located on the outer edge of the elbow joint. It is commonly associated with overuse or injury to the forearm muscles. Pain may be experienced into the forearm and hand in some cases.There is a direct link to chosen hobby, sport or occupational activity. 

How can Osteopathy help?

Osteopathy can help the symptoms of tennis elbow through treatment of the soft tissue structures, as well as articulation, manipulation of spinal joints, elbow, and wrist to restore balance to the arm and upper body. To support this kinesiology taping may be used alongside rehabilitation exercises and advice for activity modification to aid recovery.

 

Frozen Shoulder


Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is an inflammatory condition, leading to pain and gradual stiffness in the shoulder joint. This limits shoulder movement and the ability to undertake day to day activities using the arm. Your shoulder muscles can become symptomatic from protection and compensation of the problem, making it common for pain to travel into the upper arm.

How can Osteopathy help?

Our main aim when treating frozen shoulder is to maintain movement in the shoulder joint, this will include local treatment as well as treatment to the upper body and spine, to reduce mechanical load on the effected shoulder and improve swelling. Techniques used may include soft tissue massage, spinal manipulation, articulation and stretching. Rehabilitation exercises can help maintain range of movement between appointments.

 

Sciatica


You may have sciatica if you are experiencing pain, numbness, pins and needles or weakness into your buttocks,  posterior leg, feet and toes. Low back pain is often experienced simultaneously. Sciatica is caused by pressure on the sciatica nerve. Similar symptoms elsewhere in the legs are associated with irritation to alternate nerves arising from the low back, trigger points or facet referral.

How Osteopathy can help?

Laura Fishlock Osteopathy works to improve structural balance through use of spinal manipulation to movement restrictions of the upper back, mobilisation and soft tissue techniques to reduce local pain to manage the low back pain and  sciatica. With this exercise prescription and advice to manage symptoms between sessions and keep you out of pain for longer.

 

Arthritic Pain


Arthritic pain affects millions in the UK, with osteoarthritis being the most common form. Pain is generated by the wear a tear caused to the cartilage, and continued by the local inflammation. This is noticed most often in the hands, knees, hips and spine. The body adapts the surrounding musculo-skeletal structures to protect the joint and in some cases deposits additional bone.

How can Osteopathy help?

Our aim here at Laura Fishlock Osteopathy is to maintain joint mobility of the effected joint and surrounding joints, through articulation and spinal mobilisation. To release muscle tension through soft tissue massage, and improve fluid drainage. We may combine this with muscle energy techniques and rehabilitation advice to keep your arthritic pains at bay.

 

Joint Pain


Joint pain can effect anybody with many possible causes, from damage to a sprain or strain of the surrounding structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments or cartilage). It may be pain in one joint or many joints. We're here to find the cause to your joint pain and get you back to everyday life.

How can Osteopathy help?

Osteopaths are specialists in the treatment of joint pain. We work to improve postural alignment and joint mechanics, to prevent asymmetrical loading or wear patterns from arising. Laura works with soft tissue massage techniques, articulation, joint mobilisations, fluid drainage and stretching techniques to achieve this. Rehabilitation and management  advice is tailored to your individual case.

 

Sports Injury


Minor sports injuries are common occurrences from the gym to the elite levels of performance. It is normal to experience soreness following exertion, however lasting discomfort or injury may need further assessment and treatment to get you back doing what you love. This is Laura's area of specialist interest, having over 10 years experience as a sports performer and becoming injured herself during this time.

How can Osteopathy help?

Osteopathic treatment works with sports massage techniques, stretching and mobilisation of joints to relieve pain. Laura uses sports taping to compliment her osteopathic skills alongside exercise and pain management advice. This may include stretching and strengthening work, adjustment to your activity intensity or frequency, warm up/ cool down and hot/ cold advice to improve your symptoms and see your safe return to sport.

 

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