HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Osteopath Belsize Park
Hampstead Osteopath Clinic
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. Osteopaths are statutorily regulated primary healthcare professionals, who work in the private healthcare and/or primary, secondary and tertiary care in NHS settings
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to help increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle/joint tension and pain. Your osteopath may combine a range of other treatment techniques in their approach, such as gentle ‘cranial’ techniques, rehabilitative exercises and advice about how you can self-manage your condition.
WHAT CAN OSTEOPATHY HELP WITH
What we treat
Osteopathy during Pregnancy
Back and pelvic pain during pregnancy can be extremely uncomfortable, unpleasant and distressing. Osteopathy treatment is safe and can be effective for treating pregnancy-related pain such as back/pelvic pain, sciatica and muscular tension in the back, neck and shoulders.
Osteopathic treatment during pregnancy involves gentle stretching and soothing movement of joints and soft tissues (e.g. muscles), and combined with reassurance, advice and exercise guidance can be helpful to ease pain and support you throughout your pregnancy.
The effectiveness of osteopathic treatment has been recognised by The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). The recent NICE guidelines recommend osteopathy (including spinal manipulation, spinal mobilisation and massage) for the early management of persistent non-specific low back pain.