Our Osteopaths can help treat arthritic pain, acute & chronic back pain, muscle spasms, lumbago, sciatica and much more. So we are here right now to help and support you.
Whether it’s neck related headaches, tension, arthritic pains, muscle spasms or joint pains, our osteopaths can help you feel better.
Sometimes known as a ‘trapped nerve’ with pains travelling down the leg, we as osteopaths can help treat sciatic pain.
Osteopathy can help with neck related (cervicogenic) headaches and migrane prevention.
Arthritic pains can effect many areas of the body and we’re here to help reduce your arthritic pains.
We also treat other joint pains, muscle spasms, sports injuries, neuralgia and more. Contact us if you have any questions.
Feel confident knowing you’re coming to the right place. Learn more below about what to expect when you visit us and how Osteopathy can help you.
In our detailed case history we will listen to you about your symptoms as we aim to find out exactly what structure is causing the problem. Therefore we will be able to discover what we need to examine further to give you an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.
The thorough and extensive examination will utilise neurological, orthopaedic and osteopathic testing to reach an expert diagnosis.
Importantly, osteopaths look at the whole body as we tend to find that the problem is often influenced by other areas.
Most importantly, we tailor every treatment to each individual as its based on age, fitness levels and exact diagnosis. Gentle hands-on techniques focus on relieving tension, tightness and pain by stretching, moving and manipulating muscles, nerves, joints and other soft tissue.
We’ve found that hands-on treatment paired with exercises and lifestyle advice works best. Don’t worry about remembering what we suggest as we write everything down for you or provide video resources for your convenience.
Initial Assessment – £45.
Follow-up Sessions – £45
You don’t need to bring anything special along to your treatment with us.
It may be necessary to ask you to lift up or remove some items of clothing. Therefore, we encourage bringing loose items of clothing such as baggy shorts and loose-fitting garments to ensure you don’t feel uncomfortable as we assess the area of concern.
Firstly we will take a case history to ask you about your problem. Secondly, we will then examine the area and perform some simple tests.
After this we will give you a diagnosis, a treatment plan and then finally provide you with a tailored treatment. This might include massage, manipulation and exercise adivce.
Osteopathy is usually a very gentle process and we work very hard to make the treatment as painless as possible but you may experience some slight discomfort during the session. Importantly, please don’t worry though, we will be in constant dialogue with you and if anything is sore then just let us know and we can stop.
You can be confident that our Rainham & Maidstone osteopaths have the highest level of training and expertise, and will provide a safe and effective diagnosis and treatment for you.
In the UK, the osteopathic profession is regulated by the General Osteopathic Council and osteopaths are trained to degree level, taking a minimum of four years, including over 1000 hours of contact time with patients at undergraduate level. As a result, you’re safe in our hands.
You do not need to tell your GP before consulting with an osteopath, but you can do if you wish.
Osteopaths are a safe and effective form of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of health problems, including back pain. Often back pain resolves quickly by itself but if it persists for more than a few days an osteopath may be able to help. Osteopaths will often use gentle hands-on techniques to help resolve back pain, together with exercise and advice designed to promote and maintain the best environment for a healthy back. Research evidence shows that these osteopathic treatments can have beneficial effects, especially for back pain.
Absolutely! On a daily basis we have people present to us with ‘trapped nerve’ pain. The most common nerve pain we see and treat is pain from the sciatic nerve – which presents with pain going down the leg. Other nerves around the body can also get irritated and produce symptoms and we are able to help in a lot of situations.
Many people living with arthritis find that manual therapy (such as that performed by an osteopath) can be very effective in treating their symptoms. Gentle massage, stretching and articulation of the joints has been shown to help to reduce pain and stiffness, helping you to perform your daily activities more easily. Your osteopath may also give you exercises for you to perform at home as well as self-management advice regarding nutrition, weight management, posture, balance and changes to lifestyle. If your symptoms are having a negative effect on your mood, your osteopath may be able to answer any questions you might have about the future progression of the condition and be able to dispel some of the myths you may have heard about arthritis.
Osteopaths’ patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sportspeople. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, joint pain, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and sports injuries. Many people find Osteopathy useful for many other complaints! So if you have any questions about how we can help you, please get in touch.
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