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Peak Osteopathy

 

Town Hall Buildings Coldwell Street Wirksworth Derbyshire DE4 4EU

What is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a unique approach to the assessment and treatment of the whole body. An Osteopath uses their highly developed sense of touch (palpation) to diagnose dysfunction and dis-ease and then uses various manual techniques such as massage, stretching and manipulation to restore harmony. Everyone tends to think an Osteopath is a “back person”. Well that’s true, but there is a lot more than just backs that Osteopath’s treat. Osteopathy looks at the whole person including the muscles, nerves, ligaments and joints. It seeks to restore a state of balance (homeostasis) by looking at the structure and function of the body as a whole. What happens when I visit an Osteopath? Your first visit may take about 45 minutes. The Osteopath will need to take a full medical history to assist the diagnosis. This may entail a physical examination so its recommended that you wear sensible loose fitting clothing. Normally treatment will start during your first visit. Do I need to tell my GP? Not necessarily, but it is always a good idea to talk to your Doctor about Osteopathy. At present Osteopathy is not generally available on the N.H.S., however, most private medical insurance companies include Osteopathy. How many treatments will I need? This will depend on how long your problem has existed. However, you should begin to feel an improvement in your condition within the first three treatments. At Peak Osteopathy your Osteopath will review your progress after each treatment and involve you in the decision making about your on-going treatment. What qualifications do Osteopaths have? All Osteopath’s have to have completed a four/five year Honours Degree at a recognised University. No one can use the title “Osteopath” without this qualification, which is protected by law. All Osteopath’s have to be registered with the General Osteopathy Council.