What do osteopaths do?

While the word “osteopathy” is often heard, the vast majority of people don’t actually know what osteopathy is, or what osteopaths do. Osteopathy is a form of patient-centred hands-on manual therapy, established in the USA by physician and surgeon Dr Andrew...

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Dry needling: What is it and how is it different to acupuncture?

Dry needling is a commonly-used technique in treating various musculoskeletal complaints. Injury, muscle overuse and poor posture may result in the development of myofascial trigger points, which are irritable “knots” in tense muscles. This is often the cause of...

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Can osteopathy help my carpal tunnel?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition which involves nerve compression in the wrist, resulting in pain, pins and needles and weakness in the hand. How does it happen? Within the wrist is a structure called the carpal tunnel. It is...

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Shoulder impingement explained

Shoulder impingement is a condition involving irritation, inflammation and compression of surrounding tendons and bursa* within the shoulder. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint, however it is very shallow and lacks stability from surrounding ligaments and bones. As...

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