What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual therapy for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skeletal and muscular injuries (bone, nerve, ligaments and joint).
How do we treat?
The Osteopath takes a detailed assessment (history and examination) in order to make a clinical diagnosis and select the appropriate treatment.
May consist of the following modalities
- Soft tissue techniques, massage, deep tissue, trigger point, muscle energy technique to loosen stiff muscles.
- Mobilisation: a more gentle technique to loosen stiff joints and ease painful joints.
- Manipulation: a high velocity thrust technique used to loosen a stiff joint.
- Gentle spinal traction.
- Rehabilitation and preventative work in the form of exercises.
What conditions do we treat?
- Neck and back disorders including herniated discs, joint degeneration, lumbago, stiff/painful spine and referred leg and arm nerve pain.
- Sports and soft tissue injuries: strains, sprains and bruising of soft tissue ie muscle, ligaments, nerve and tendon.
- Repetitive strain and overuse injury plus other work related injuries.
- Postural dysfunction: correction of postural problems and muscle imbalance.
Consultation and treatment £40
Patients may claim their treatment fees subject to the terms of their personal medical insurance cover
Consultation and treatment takes 30-40 minutes.
BSc (Hons) Ost Registered Osteopath
In 1993 the Osteopaths Act was passed by the Parliament and The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) was formed, which lay down the standards and regulates the profession. Only qualified practitioners can call themselves Osteopaths.
Valle Ruiz qualified in 2002 from the British School of Osteopathy For an appointment or further information please contact the surgery. Carden Medical Centre, Carden Place Aberdeen, AB10 1UT, email@example.com Tel 0845 337 6330 or 07969 487867