Osteopathy by Vanessa Correa
Vanessa Correa - Well-being for life
Biodynamic Massage
Childhood disorders, muscle, joint, disc problems, stress related issues, degenerative conditions, pain relief

Why Use Osteopathy?

Excessive demands on the body's structure can lead to dysfunction, pain and disability. This may arise from injury, occupational stresses or disease. With a detailed understanding of human anatomy, physiology and pathology an Osteopath can assess all these factors and devise a treatment plan for each individual. Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and physical treatment. The main emphasis is on the integrity of the body as a whole.
Some conditions that Osteopathy treats
Arthritic pain, Muscle spasm, Neck ache, Back pain, Joint problems, Sciatica, Whiplash, Neuralgia,
Minor sports injuries, Aches and pains, Cramp, Fibromyalgia, Lumbago.
Please call if you are unsure about what kind of treatment would help your condition.

Your first visit

On your first visit an extensive medical history will be taken. You will be asked to remove some of your clothing (often down to underwear) so that a thorough examination can be made. Treatment will follow as appropriate.

Sometimes additional tests may be required through your GP (blood tests, X-rays etc). Advice on posture, diet, lifestyle and exercise will be given if relevant to your condition. Referral to other practitioners (GP, hospital consultant, complementary therapists), may also be suggested where necessary. If your condition dictates time off work a certificate will be provided to verify this
The nature of the condition will determine the number of visits necessary and this will be discussed at the conclusion of your first assessment.

What does osteopathic treatment involve?

Osteopathic treatment will vary according to the individual and symptoms. Treatment involves the careful and specific application of manual techniques to allow healing and promote health. The effectiveness of these techniques comes from an osteopath's highly developed sense of touch. A structural approach may include muscle stretching, massage, repetitive joint movements and small, quick, joint releasing manipulations.


Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy may be used. The individual may only be aware of light contact with the osteopath's hands throughout the process. This form of treatment is very subtle, yet profoundly effective. This makes cranial osteopathy particularly suited to infants, children, the elderly and those who prefer a more gentle approach. Any part of the body may be treated in this way, not just the head.

Western Acupuncture

Western acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into tender points within muscles. Sometimes the needles can feel a little sharp but often there is no sensation at all. This approach is good for reducing pain and spasm. For those who are afraid of needles there is always another way to tackle the problem.

Biodynamic Massage

Biodynamic massage involves an intuitive touch that contacts the emotional needs of the body. This form of massage works on an emotional and energetic level. I use aspects of biodynamic massage in my osteopathic practice when it is needed. Some patients go on to a Body Psychotherapy contract when they want to deal with issues of stress, tension and anxiety at a deeper level than just the physical.

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