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The role of an Osteopath in Chalfont


osteopath in Chalfont

You may have seen osteopathic clinics on your high street or you may have heard about the benefits of osteopathy and be wondering what it is all about. Osteopaths are highly trained health professionals who have studied and specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. They are 1 of 14 allied health professions recognised by the NHS and may be recommended to you by your GP or healthcare provider. Book an appointment with us here at Rakhee Osteopathy to visit your osteopath in Chalfont and find out about how we can help you.


The role of the osteopath in Chalfont is to be involved in the management of numerous musculoskeletal conditions, with the long-term health and wellbeing of the patient in mind. Osteopaths are holistic practitioners, and consider the patient as a whole, looking for links which connect causes, symptoms and other manifestations to each other, to provide individually tailored diagnosis and treatment plans. With almost 15 years of experience, we are an award winning practice and we are here to help you.


Osteopathy for musculoskeletal disorders


Musculoskeletal disorders can be debilitating and affect your daily activities, career, family life, social life and overall wellbeing in general. There are more than 200 different types of musculoskeletal disorders affecting one in four of the adult population of the UK. They can affect your muscles, bones and joints, tendons and ligaments as well as your nervous system too. This results in a variety of different symptoms and each case is different for each patient, requiring individually tailored treatment plans. To do this effectively, and work out the ideal treatment plan for you, the osteopath in Chalfont uses their knowledge and expertise on the function of muscles and how the joints should move. They know how they should not be moving and if they are not moving properly what the effects of this could be and how to treat these issues. The osteopath uses their knowledge of the relationship of tendons to the bones and their experience in the field, so that by simply touching and pressing the affected area, they can check whether all these parts are working together correctly as they should be, or whether there is cause for concern.


The role of the osteopath in back pain


An osteopath is highly knowledgeable and experienced in the importance and function of the spine and the treatment of spinal disorders, especially back pain which is one of the most common disorders that most people will experience at least once in their lifetime. There are a variety of different types of back pain including lower back pain, middle back pain or upper back pain and according to the location and type of pain that you are experiencing your osteopath will use their in-depth knowledge of the spine to work out what will be the best treatment option for you.


Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy and book an appointment with your osteopath to find out how we can help you. We will carry out an examination and work with you to develop a treatment plan to help combat your pain and discomfort whilst improving your overall wellbeing.