“Osteopathy focuses on the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal and other related disorders without the use of drugs or surgery.”
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
The principles of osteopathy focus on the body’s ability to heal itself, recognising that sometimes it just needs a bit of help to get back on track. This lends us to a holistic way of working, seeing the body as a whole and understanding that a problem in one part of the body can lead to symptoms elsewhere.
The GOsC regulates Osteopaths. For someone to legally call themselves an osteopath, they must:
We can help with symptoms throughout the body. Some common ailments we can treat include:
Osteopathy is a gentle form of treatment, and is suitable for children, pregnant women, and people with osteoporosis. We treat the person, not the condition, taking into account the whole picture. Contact us if you are unsure whether we can help you.
At Avin Patel Osteopathy Clinic in Leicester, Your osteopath will need to take a full case history at your first appointment. This includes the symptoms that bring you in, as well as screening for underlying health issues. There may be relevant illness or injury in your history we need to know about too. Your appointment and notes are confidential, as with any healthcare professional.
After taking the case history, your osteopath will move onto examination. This may require you to dress down as far as your underwear, or shorts and sports bra if applicable. If this will not be acceptable, try to speak to your osteopath ahead of time.
The examination may be comprised of observations and movements performed by yourself or the osteopath. At this point, the osteopath will have an idea of what’s going on.
Treatment can involve massage, joint mobilisation, and manipulation (“clicking”). Everything will be discussed with you first, and nothing will be done that you are uncomfortable with. Stronger techniques may be inappropriate for some patients. Avin may also give you advice and exercises to continue with at home. You can expect a diagnosis and prognosis by the end of your first apointment.
To enquire further call us on