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Osteopath in Croydon and Streatham.

Frequently asked questions

What is osteopathy?​
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy which focuses on total body health by treating imbalances in the body's musculoskeletal framework. Using the osteopathic principles, practitoners improve the body's stability, mobilty  and tension while encouraging tissue healing.

What do osteopaths treat?
Osteopaths treat a lot more than people realise! Symptoms associated with chronic conditions, spinal pain, joint pain, asthma, arthritis, whiplash, stress, pregnancy, sciatica, repetitive strain injuries and postural problems are just handful of the presentations which can benefit from treatment.

How does osteopathy differ from other manual therapies?
Osteopathy is an holisitic practice which considers the involvement of all the body's systems and tissues when diagnosing and treating.  This differs from chiropractic as the focus is generally on the patient's spine. Osteopaths tend to use a hands on approach for diagnosis in comparison to physiotherapists. 

What is Medical Acupuncture?
Medical Acupuncture is a Western  adaptation of Chinese Acupuncture in which a practitoner uses fine sterile needles to release tight muscles, trigger points and fascia, providing relief from musculoskeletal complaints. 

Can Medical Acupuncture be used to treat my problem?
Medical acupuncture can be used to treat a range of conditions though practitioners often vary in the kind of conditions they are happy to treat. So, whether acupuncture can help you can only really be decided after discussion with your practitioner.

Are there any side effects from these treatments?
Almost all forms of therapy have potential side effects. The most common with osteopathy soreness for up to three days. A report of advserse effects from manual therapies can be viewed here. Acupuncture can cause mild discomfort during treatment, side effects include bruising, temporary worsening of symptoms and in some cases dizzyness or fainting.  A report on adverse events in acupuncture can be seen here.