Our experienced osteopaths in Leeds and Manchester 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 five 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-round healthier lives.
How does osteopathy treatment work?
Osteopathy treatment deals with the whole musculoskeletal system; this includes the skeleton, joint function, underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs. Treatment helps to create the perfect conditions in which your body can heal.
Osteopaths use a hands-on approach to treatment. A combination of physical manipulation, stretching and massage help increase mobility, aid soft tissue repair and relieve muscle tension. Manipulation techniques are used to promote fluid movement and reduce joint stiffness, whilst massage and stretching treats and prevents tightness in injured muscle and other soft tissue.
What to expect from osteopathy treatment
During the session, your osteopath will use diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of conventional medicine to assess your current complaint. Once they have diagnosed the problem, they’ll suggest a tailored course of treatment.
Depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis, they will then employ a range of techniques, including soft tissue work, stretching, mobilisation and manipulation to resolve your condition.
Is osteopathy treatment right for me?
Osteopathy is used to treat a wide range of problems with the musculoskeletal system, including:
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Migraine prevention
- Headaches arising from the neck
- Wrist ⁄ Ankle and Foot pain
- Low Back Pain (acute and chronic)
- Mechanical neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Tennis elbow
- Hip osteoathritis
All our osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Patients are either referred by their doctor or may opt to see an osteopath independently.
Before any treatment, you’ll have a full assessment including a comprehensive written report of findings, so you know all your options.
You can book your consultation online now, or call us on 0113 345 5060.
For more information, call your local clinic on the number below.
Leeds : 0113 345 5060
Manchester : 0161 503 5656
Leeds Park Sq
Lower Ground Floor
29 Park Square West
Leeds LS1 2PQ
Manchester, Queen Street
Freedom Care Clinics
Same Day Doctor
28 Queen St