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Connolly Osteopathy

Osteopathy and Medical Acupuncture
Pregnancy and Post Natal Therapy
Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Surrey and South London Osteopath

Phone: 07453 128 759


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 (dry needling) 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. 

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.