The human body is meant to move. It’s not meant to move like a machine in a factory – repetitively performing one action. And yet office work, modern technology and many manual jobs force us to move in such a way. Even our leisure time is invaded with some sports, hobbies and instruments encouraging limited, unbalanced, repetitive movement patterns. If we’re unlucky Repetitive Strain Injury (or RSI) can be the result. And it can be debilitatingly painful. So let’s talk about recovering from RSI with osteopathy.
Everyone does it. We all cut corners in our communication using industry-specific language and acronyms with colleagues. It’s efficient. Within couples and families, words take on their own special meanings with in-jokes and nicknames binding those in the know together, but baffling guests (we know of one family where the remote is called the clickity-thing!).
You might have heard it referred to as “jumpers’ knee” and it’s true that it disproportionately affects athletes in sports that involve a lot of jumping and landing. In fact, it’s estimated that around 40% of elite volleyball and basketball players suffer from Patella Tendinopathy (Yikes!). But anyone can get it. Patella Tendinopathy is the result of microscopic tears in the tendon surrounding your patella (your kneecap).
As osteopaths, we aim to improve your overall health and wellness. We treat the whole person, not just a single condition or area. Our patients seek out osteopathic treatment for a range of conditions from neck and back pain, to sports injuries, and headaches.
The way we approach the assessment and treatment of each patient is guided by the osteopathic principles. Read on to find out more about our holistic approach to treatment!
An osteopath aims to improve a person’s overall health and wellness by treating the whole person, not just a single condition or area. If you’ve heard about the benefits of osteopathy but are unsure what to expect at your first appointment, we’re here to help. Here are the answers to some of the common questions from new patients about what to expect at the initial appointment.