Osteopathy is an effective form of diagnosis and treatment which addresses pain and dysfunction in the body.

Osteopaths develop a treatment plan to cater for the individual by combining soft tissue techniques, manipulation and exercise rehabilitation. Osteopaths undergo rigorous training over 4 years, and are skilled in diagnostic techniques to identify and work alongside specialists, doctors and other healthcare professionals to ensure the highest level of patient care.

All areas of an individual’s lifestyle are taken into consideration including their past history, exercise and working environment. Your osteopath will address every single one of these factors to come to an accurate diagnosis and a manageable treatment plan. For example, postural problems lead to pain and misalignment, where the pain may not be felt until later, but everyday activities like standing for too long, sitting at a desk and studying can effect how the body is functioning. Osteopaths can advise changes in these areas to help a rapid recovery.

Exercise rehabilitation is an important part of osteopathic care. It is catered to the individual and recognises your personal strengths and weaknesses to ensure that the correct muscles are exercised within their limit. Exercises are important to keep the body moving, reduce inflammation and prevent further injury.

At the Woodside Osteopathic Clinic in Hitchin, our aim is to reduce pain, return your body to its optimum state of health and show you how to stay there. We ensure we get to the root of the problem and by using a combination of techniques we discover the treatment plan that works best for you, to obtain rapid results.


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