at Freedom Clinics
Using gentle stretching and mobilising techniques as well as manipulating joints, our specialist osteopaths work with the body to create the perfect conditions to facilitate the healing process.
Osteopaths focus on the body’s skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs.
Osteopathy is used to treat following conditions:
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Migraine prevention
- Headaches arising from the neck
- Wrist ⁄ Ankle and Foot pain
- Low Back Pain (acute and chronic)
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- Mechanical neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Tennis elbow
- Hip osteoathritis
After suffering with neck & shoulder problems, my husband and I had Freedom osteopathic treatment. After only a few sessions we noticed a marked improvement. We both have maintenance sessions once a month to keep symptoms at a minimum.
Mr & Mrs Jaan – Osteopathic patients
Osteopathic treatment usually consists of a combination of soft-tissue releasing techniques, and some specific adjustments affecting joints and soft-tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments).
What is Osteopathy?
To qualify, an osteopath must study for four to five years. This is similar to a medical degree, with more emphasis on anatomy and musculo-skeletal medicine and includes more than 1,000 hours of training in osteopathic techniques.
Osteopathy is a primary healthcare service that is suitable for almost anyone and can treat or contribute to the treatment of a wide range of conditions. Osteopaths primarily work through the neuro-musculo-skeletal system although most people think of Osteopaths as ‘back specialists’. Back pain is what many osteopaths treat a lot of the time, although we do specialise in all joints and their surrounding structures. Osteopaths use the diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of conventional medicine as well as a broad range of hands- on measures; including soft tissue techniques, stretching, mobilisation and manipulation of joints. What techniques are used in your treatment is dependent on your age, fitness and diagnosis.
With many of our lives becoming increasingly busy, yet more sedentary, Osteopaths can also offer some lifestyle advice, such as workplace ergonomics, which can surprisingly have a dramatic effect on your health, as well as rehabilitation advice for sporting injuries.
All Osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council in order to practise. Please click here to confirm all registrations.
Patients may be referred by their doctor, or may opt to see an osteopath independently or via private healthcare.
London, Canary Wharf Clinic; (Canada Place Shopping Mall): 0203 197 9100
Leeds : 0113 345 5060