Who do we treat?

We are frequently asked about particular conditions and how they respond to osteopathic treatment.  Osteopathy does not intend to treat or cure “conditions” but it intends to treat the whole person to improve function.  When healthy function is restored within the body, symptoms usually reduce.  Therefore, osteopathic treatment can benefit patients with a wide variety of symptoms and conditions by attempting to correct the cause of their particular problem.

Osteopaths are often associated with treating musculoskeletal problems such as low back pain, neck pain and other joint pain and have been recommended as a treatment of choice for low back pain by the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) guidelines. Patients have also found that many other symptoms can benefit from osteopathic treatment. In addition, osteopathy also has a useful role to play in helping to improve general health. It is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of the types of patients who may benefit, we would be happy to discuss particular symptoms/conditions over the telephone.

The diversity of available osteopathic approaches means that osteopaths have the ability to adapt their techniques, providing effective treatment to all ages. No patient requiring treatment is too young, too old, too fragile or too robust to be helped. Osteopaths who work at The Colin Dove Practice have experience treating patients from the first day of life to the oldest age. We have specific expertise relating to osteopathic sports care, treating many professional sports-players.

We treat many babies and children using gentle osteopathic techniques. A significant proportion of our paediatric patients have special needs.

If you have any questions, please telephone the practice on 01708 762441 and ask to speak to one of our osteopaths.

Click here for more information about  Osteopathy in Sport and Osteopathy for Children