Osteopathy & Cranial Osteopathy Treatment

Expert Osteopathy treatments in Worthing, Sussex

Treatment Information

Here at Broadwater Osteopathic Practice, we offer Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy for adults and Osteoapthy for Pregnancy. 

Osteopathy is based on the principle that structure and function are interrelated and therefore they need each other to sustain health.

The osteopath will look to seek out the changes that have occurred in your muscles and joints. These may not only be causing you localised symptoms, but may also have far reaching effects upon the whole body. These changes and the resulting pain, may lead you to alter your gait, adapt a different posture and can affect the nerve and blood flow.

Through careful case history taking, observation, examination and palpation, our osteopaths will seek to put the pieces of the jigsaw together to find out what structure is causing your problem. We will investigate what has lead you to developing the problem and what factors could be maintaining it.

We will work with you to aim not only get you out of pain, but to help you understand your condition. This will mean you can maintain wellbeing and hopefully prevent recurrence. This assessment will include looking at your lifestyle, hobbies, environmental and emotional factors that may be influencing your health.

Treatments may include therapeutic massage, gentle manipulation, trigger point therapy and stretching. Electrotherapy can also aid recovery and exercises. Daily routine advice maybe given to try to prevent a recurrence of the problem. Some of our osteopathic team from our Broadwater Worthing clinic are osteopath trained in dry needling, a form of acupuncture and may use this alongside osteopathic treatments.

Cranial osteopathy for adults is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment. Osteopaths are taught at undergraduate level and beyond, to utilise a range of techniques including gentle approaches, such as cranial.

Cranial techniques are safe, gentle and involve no manipulation. They are often used in treatments of young children and newborns, but can be used for any age.

Cranial osteopathy aims to treat the whole person not just the condition. This means a wide range of problems may benefit from treatment.

During pregnancy, hormonal changes in the body cause relaxation of ligaments, as well as mechanical postural changes. This can mean that previous aches or pains can reoccur or sometimes contribute to new problems.

Treatment can be an effective way to ease and manage these symptoms during pregnancy, making you feel more comfortable.

Treatment is safe during all stages of pregnancy. Your osteopath will give you gentle stretches and exercises which will take into account your changing body.

Sometimes labour and delivery can place demands on your body. Especially if you have a long labour or if assistance is required, like forceps or ventouse. This can be short term for some, but can be even six months post delivery. Feeding posture and lifting a growing baby can also lead to aches and pains in the neck, back and wrists.

Treatment to relieve symptoms can ensure that you focus all your new little one. At the same time it gives you advice on lifting, posture and safely returning to exercise.