Much treatment time at the Broomhill Clinic is spent in managing the pain and suffering caused by osteoarthritis.
Many people mistakenly assume that arthritis is untreatable and that they must learn to live with their symptoms.
In many cases, we can assist with pain relief, functional improvement of joint mobility, and an improved quality of life for arthritis sufferers.
There are many popular misconceptions about arthritis. For example:
v “Degenerative changes on X-rays mean that nothing can be done”
v “My doctor says all I can do is to take pain killers or anti-inflammatories”
Whilst the anatomical changes which have taken place cannot be reversed, osteopathic treatment can do much to reduce pain, ease swelling and improve mobility of joints.
Improvements can be made in cases of:
v Low back pain
v Neck pain
v Hip pain
v Knee pain
v Small joint pain
v Lack of mobility
Our treatment is aimed at improving mobility and reducing inflammatory processes by using gentle, manual osteopathic techniques on joints, muscles and ligaments.
You will be given advice related to your lifestyle - about how you use your body. Age is no barrier to osteopathy, since each patient is considered individually.
Exercises to do at home may also be prescribed - to improve the way your joints work, even though they may be worn. It is important to preserve muscle as we age, as this provides strength, stability and coordination for the entire body.
Osteopathy is not a cure-all, and there are times when surgery may be necessary - such as hip replacement, when you will be referred to a specialist via your GP. However, osteopathy can help with rehabilitation after surgery.
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5.45pm
The title 'osteopath' is protected by law. It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety. Anne and Catherine are both listed on the on the GOsC Register.