Osteopathy is an established, recognised medical discipline in the primary healthcare system.
Osteopathy is drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses aligning and strengthening the whole body framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. By ensuring the body has a good alignment and mobility, it can alleviate the body of pain and create a positive effect on the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
Progesterone and relaxin hormones causes a laxity or loosening of ligaments and joints in the body, a necessity for a women to carry a baby to full term. However, these higher levels of hormones can increase the risk of sprains and strains due to the increased fragility of ligaments.
Retirement can bring time for leisure, travel opportunities and interests to the older person. This is the chance to take up those sports and activities that you never had time for whilst working or bringing up your family.
Sport activities are a regular way of life for many of us now, and involve people from across all age groups from those who have an avid interest to those who just wish to keep fit; from the elite professional to the casual participant.
Medical or Western Acupuncture can also be known as Dry Needling. The term medical acupuncture does not mean that it is a technique to only be used by medical physicians, but is practiced by osteopaths, physiotherapists, doctors and chiropractors. The term is used to convey that the approach, when deciding to use acupuncture is based on the structure and function of the body.