At the Broomhill Clinic we spend most of our working time dealing with pain - from the legacy of the many untreated sports and work-related injuries, to the arthritis of the more mature bodies.
Our role is to alleviate pain, to improve mobility, and to make patients' lives more comfortable.
What is Pain?
Pain is a warning signal that something is wrong. It is the body's natural defence mechanism to alert you to a problem, but also it is there to stop you. Look upon it as a red traffic light.
We can diagnose the cause of pain, and can do a great deal to help reduce the level of your pain and suffering.
But what causes the pain? Often it arises from the localised swelling of tissue, which then creates pressure on nerves.
Why an Osteopath?
At the Clinic we can help to reduce inflamed tissues using a variety of manual techniques. These include soft tissue massage, articulation and manipulation techniques.
These help to reduce muscle spasm and increase mobility, helping to create a normal anatomical environment in which damaged tissues can heal.
Much long-term, chronic pain is caused by degenerative changes to the body's framework. Whilst these degenerative changes cannot be reversed, osteopathic treatment using gentle, manual techniques on joints, muscles and ligaments may often ease pain, reduce swelling, and improve the mobility and range of joint movement - restoring quality of life.
Approximately 30,000 patients attend Britain’s 5,100 osteopaths each day. Pain control is an important part of treatment, and osteopaths give guidance on simple self-help methods to use at home.
v Low Back Pain
v Neck pain
v Shoulder pain
v Leg Pain
v Pain from Injury
v Sports Injury
v Arthritic Pain
v Joint Pain
v Joint Stiffness
The skilled techniques of the osteopaths at Broomhill Clinic will assist recovery and accelerate return to normal activity. Treatment is aimed to reduce pain, discomfort and allow relief from your symptoms. There are times when it is wise for you to take medication, as well as receiving osteopathic treatment. We frequently work in close co-operation with your GP.
Osteopaths are skilled health professionals
v Osteopaths deal with pain every day
v UK osteopaths treat 8 million people every year who are suffering from pain
v Osteopaths can help you both with treatment, and with ongoing self-management of long-term conditions
v Osteopaths treat acute pain
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.