Our experienced osteopaths in Leeds treat a range of ailments from soft tissue injuries to digestive and circulatory problems. The osteopathy treatment at Freedom Care Clinics can help improve your wellbeing and vitality through effective treatment and lifestyle advice.
What Is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a primary health care system which can help with the treatment and management of a wide range of conditions. Osteopathy study lasts for four to six years, similar to a medical degree, but with more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine, and over 1,000 hours of training in osteopathic techniques.
Although most people think of osteopaths as back specialists, they work through the entire musculoskeletal system and can also treat digestive and circulatory problems.
Our osteopaths offer practical advice on lifestyle and workplace ergonomics, as well as sports injury rehabilitation, helping you lead all-around healthier lives.
Osteopath Leeds At Freedom Care Clinics
We deliver effective care for a wide range of conditions related to the skeletal and muscular systems. With the latest technology and equipment, you can rest assured you’ll receive the best possible care from one of our physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.
Osteopathy is a medical system that provides the diagnosis and treatment for health issues mainly affecting the musculoskeletal system. This discipline works with the body’s structure and function and is based on the principle that wellbeing comes from the skeleton, muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues all working together in a smooth manner.
In addition, our osteopaths provide guidance on lifestyle, exercise and workplace ergonomics to help our patients lead happier healthier lives.
An osteopath must study for 4-6 years, which is similar to the study required for a medical degree. However, osteopath education puts more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine. While they are considered back specialists, they work to diagnose and treat a wider range of medical conditions
Why Choose Us for Leeds Osteopaths
Visiting a clinic for the first time can be intimidating, and pain can make you feel anxious. Rest assured that at Freedom Care Clinics Leeds, you’ll find the latest facilities and equipment. And you’ll be in safe hands with our practitioners. Each one is fully qualified, registered (with the relevant regulatory bodies) and experienced to provide the care you need.
Freedom Care Clinics are conveniently located in the city centre and is open from early morning to late evening. We’re also open on weekends. This makes it easier for you to schedule an osteopathy appointment and work it into your busy lifestyle.
You can also expect excellent, affordable care with our fixed priced and discount treatment packages. These make the cost of treatment courses manageable and affordable.
These are a few of the reasons why Freedom Care Clinic is the best option when it comes to your health. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Our Patient Advisers are ready to help you.
What To Expect At Freedom Care Clinics Osteopaths Leeds?
During your first appointment, your Osteopath will listen and ask questions about your concerns, your overall health, and other medical care you may be receiving. This information will be recorded in your records and is kept completely confidential.
After taking a case history the Osteopath will perform an examination. They may ask you to do simple movements and stretches and observe how your body moves, along with your posture. The Chiropractor will also make note of any areas that are inflamed, painful, or having another issue. They will use their hands to examine your joints, tissues, and ligaments.
After your examination, your Osteopath will discuss your diagnosis, and if required formulate a plan for resolving your issue.
You may be offered a range of treatment options including spinal and joint manipulation, manual therapy, stretching, dry needling acupuncture, electrotherapy such as Shockwave Therapy and Medical Laser Therapy, and most importantly specific exercises and activities to build strength and provide long-term results.
Do I Need a Referral From My Doctor To See An Osteopath?
No, a doctor’s referral is not necessary when seeing an Osteopath for treatment. However, it is recommended that your doctor be informed that you are receiving Osteopathy treatments. This way your medical records will be complete and contain information that could be helpful in the future.
Your osteopath, with your permission, may sometimes forward details of your care to your doctor. It’s also possible to request a letter for your employer if required.
You may need a referral if you plan to use private medical insurance such as, AXA, AVIVA, WPA, Vitality or BUPA.
Other Treatments At Freedom Care Clinics
At Freedom Care Clinic, as well as providing Osteopaths in Leeds, we also offer our patients a wide range of treatments from passionate, experienced practitioners. You can rest assured that our health care professional will develop a treatment plan tailored to meet your specific health needs. You’ll have the best possible chance of recovery with our personalised treatment plans.
We provide the following services at our clinic:
- Chiropractic: our experienced, registered chiropractors will diagnose, treat and even prevent future musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractic focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions and related conditions.
- Physiotherapy: our physiotherapists are ready to treat your injuries, and work with you to prevent them in the future, too. Physiotherapy is a form of healthcare that takes a holistic view of treating a broad range of issues from sports injuries, postural pain, to neuromuscular, cardiovascular issues, and everything in between, including respiratory problems. The goal of this form of treatment is restoration of normal movement and function through corrective techniques. These work to rehabilitate the function of joints, muscles and soft tissues.
- Sports massage: if you’ve suffered a painful sports injury, we can help. Treatment generally involves a variety of massage methods to help heal a current injury or even prevent future injuries.
- Acupuncture: this is an ancient treatment, which first came from China over 500 years ago. Modern practitioners use acupuncture once your condition has been diagnosed. The process involves inserting fine needles into the skin with the aim of stimulating sensory nerves and muscles in the body. Acupuncture is fast becoming a common practice in the UK, backed by a growing number of studies that prove its effectiveness.
- Low level laser therapy also known as cold laser or LLLT, low level laser treatment therapy is used to aid tissue repair, nerve regeneration and bone formation. It’s often used as an alternative to acupuncture and is used to speed up the healing process for fractures and soft tissue injuries.
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy: this is a new way to treat pain. Shock waves are audible high-energy sound waves, which have been used to disintegrate kidney stones. However, they are also being used to treat painful areas of the body, increase the healing process, stimulate metabolism and improve blood circulation.
- We also provide virtual video appointments, back fit classes, yoga, and nutrition therapy
General Osteopathic Council
At Freedom Care Clinic, our Osteopaths in Leeds are registered with the GOsC (General Osteopathic Council). GOsC are there to protect the public best interest and enforce a strict code of practice that osteopaths must adhere to.
Freedom Care Clinics take our regulatory obligations seriously. On the rare occasion that our patients are not satisfied with their care, we do our utmost to resolve matters with dignity and compassion. Should you have any concerns, please raise these either in writing or on the telephone with our clinic manager.