Osteopathy is a form of holistic manual therapy that predominantly is used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. It is built on the belief that the body works as a self-regulating entity that has the capacity to heal itself. To achieve the desirable function of the body, osteopaths use a wide range of techniques to affect muscles, ligaments, bones, joints and in some cases even organs. Our Osteopath is Matt Penman.
A new patient treatment session is 60 minutes long and includes a case history, examination and finally the treatment. During the examination and treatment process you will be asked to undress to your underwear. However, if you prefer to wear sport shorts that is also an option. For further information do not hesitate to contact the Wellness Centre. The duration of a follow-up session is 30 minutes, as it does not require an extensive case history and examination.
Treatments Offered by Jessica
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that focus’ on total body health. Consultations offer the chance for you to discuss your injury, acute or chronic, followed by a thorough examination that will allow Jess to understand and tailor a treatment for you. Treatment will incorporate massage and mobilisation of the skeleton and soft tissue. Jess may also utilise sports massage techniques and medical acupuncture if relevant and agreed.
Medical acupuncture is a modern adaptation of the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture. It is defined as a therapeutic technique that involves the insertion of fine needles into certain points across the body to encourage healing and pain relief of acute and chronic injuries.
Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. This may be assisted my gentle mobilisation of the joints and soft tissues.