Osteopathy and Physiotherapy work by identifying those parts of the body’s framework (bones, muscles, ligaments etc) that are likely to be causing the patient’s symptoms.
As well as reducing pain, encouraging movement and reducing restrictions, our treatments aim to increase blood flow and drainage in order to facilitate the body’s own healing process.
At The Field we adopt an integrated approach to the welfare of our clients therefore if the osteopath or physiotherapist feels that the client may benefit from a more comprehensive course of exercise or training, they are able to refer them on to the corrective exercise team who will be able to provide further advice on how best to achieve the desired results.
Osteopathy is a safe and natural approach to healthcare, pain relief and recovery from injury. Osteopaths focus on the structural integrity of the body and how it’s compromise can lead to injury and pain. Osteopathy is a gentle, non-invasive therapy which can be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, or general aches and pains, without the need for drugs or surgery.
Anyone can benefit from osteopathy. Although osteopaths are best known for their treatment of back pain, they are in fact able to treat a wide range of problems in relation to all areas of the body.
Osteopathy is sometimes referred to as a ‘holistic’ therapy which means the osteopath assesses the whole person rather than just the localised area of pain in order to determine the root of the problem.
Osteopaths are able to effectively treat all spine-related issues such as back pain, sciatica, whiplash and trapped nerves as well as postural tension and pain. We can also treat neck pain and headaches, such as migraine or tension headaches. We can treat all types of pain or restriction in all joints from head to toe, be it shoulder, elbow or wrist problems, rib pain, pelvic pain, hip, knee or ankle pain as well as foot problems.
Osteopaths treat all muscle strains, ligament damage, tendonitis (e.g. golf/tennis elbow) and also help patients to recover post-operatively. Osteopaths work with athletes who are undertaking new or increasingly demanding physical activities, such as marathon running, to ensure they are in the best possible condition to do so. They also work with those who play other sports to improve their general ranges of movement, for example to aid with a problematic golf swing or tennis serve.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that uses a highly developed sense of touch to both assess and treat patients. Treatment can involve a variety of non-invasive techniques such as massage, stretching, joint manipulation and articulation.
As well as ‘hands-on’ treatment, the osteopath may also also offer advice on basic exercises or stretches to perform as well as offering other lifestyle advice, for example in relation to general posture or workstation set-up in the office.
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
Physiotherapists can help people affected by injuries, illness or disability, back pain or long-term medical condition as well.
Through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice, physiotherapy maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
Understanding the source of pain is important to lead an appropriate global and individualized treatment program which may include a combination of hands on therapy, massage, training, nutrition, pilates and global postural recalibration