Aches & Pains

Not just backs!

Osteopaths are well known for treating backs, but the back is just an example of a body structure, made up of different tissues – bones, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, fascia; all connected together to allow a variety of functions, such as bending, reaching, walking. Any other body structure shows a similar pattern and can be understood in the same way.

It is important to understand that the site of pain may not be the source of the pain. The body functions as a unit and often a symptom in one part may be the result of dysfunction elsewhere. It’s a bit like a spider’s web – a fly landing anywhere will create tension in the whole web. So, treating the back in isolation might not be effective if the source of injury is a pair of flat feet!

Osteopaths are trained to understand the whole body structure and function to be able to help you.