Matthew Green B. Sc. Hons (OST) 

G. O. s. C. Registered Osteopath

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Who can it help?

Osteopaths treat people, diagnosing and treating the cause rather than just the symptoms themselves. Here are just a few of the many conditions that patients seek treatment for.

Backache
Affecting four out of five people at some time in their lives, backache (often referred to as Lumbago) is the most common complaint treated by osteopaths. In most cases, backache is caused by over-straining the structural components in the back. Most cases, whilst painful, are not serious if seen to promptly.

Headache
Neck and shoulder tension caused by stress or by activities such as sitting at a VDU all day, normally responds well to osteopathic treatment.

Joint and muscle strain
Osteopaths are often associated with treating back pain. However osteopaths can treat joint and muscle strain in any part of the body including the hips, legs, knees, ankles, feet, wrist, elbows, shoulders arms and ribs.

Sports injuries
Osteopathic treatment can benefit sports men and women at all levels. If you are eager to get back to your sport quickly after injury, or have a problem which is preventing you from performing at your best, osteopathic treatment can help you reach your peak level of fitness.

Pregnancy
Responsible for a great change in posture, pregnancy can cause back and discomfort. Many women find gentle osteopathic treatment can bring great relief. Although most osteopaths are not against using medication, osteopathic treatment can help avoid the use of drugs altogether.

After surgery
Osteopaths can help patients, particularly those whose movement has been affected by surgery.

Sciatica
This refers to irritation of the sciatic nerve that supplies the leg. However it is often used to describe any pain in the leg, whatever the cause, whether the it is related to circulation, pain referred from a back injury, trauma or nerve irritation. The most common causes of sciatica can usually be successfully treated by an osteopath.

Arthritis
Normal wear and tear of the joint surface can result in arthritis or osteoarthritis. This kind of damage is not to be confused with some cases of arthritis that are caused by a disease affecting the joint surface. Osteoarthritis is a normal process associated with ageing. Usually the symptoms do not start until much later in life, if at all, and normally lead to some restriction in movement of the joints, plus some muscular aches and pains often referred to as rheumatism. Osteopathic treatment cannot reverse the wear and tear of the joint surface, but in most cases, can offer advice on other factors, such as lifestyle, which may help with long term relief from the symptoms associated with arthritis.

Repetitive Strain Injury
Also known as RSI, this condition is commonly associated with people who work with computer keyboards for prolonged periods of time, but also includes injuries such as 'tennis elbow' and 'shin splints'. Osteopathic treatment can benefit these conditions, particularly when treated early.


info@matthewgreen.com 31 October 2003

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