Osteopathy @ Black Swan
Osteopathy is the practice of diagnosing and treating patients on the basis that if the structure of the body, i.e. the skeleton, ligaments and muscles, are working well, then the rest of the body will work well too. Working with the body as a whole, osteopaths use touch and physical manipulation, such as massage and stretches, to relieve muscle tension, increase mobility and circulation and help the body heal itself. More and more, osteopaths are working with GPs to help heal people on the road to good health.
Stresses and strains from birth and throughout life cause the common symptoms such as headaches and migraines, back and neck pain, hip, shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist, ankle foot, hand pain – anywhere in the body!
It’s not only the musculoskeletal system is affected however; the digestive system, hormonal balance, cardiovascular and respiratory systems may also be impacted. Osteopathy is designed to peel away these layers built up over our lifetime and get you back to doing what you love, whether you like to swing a golf club or pluck the weeds from the flowerbed!
As we carry out our day-to-day lives we take on stresses and strains which our body attempts to compensate for, allowing you to carry on unaware. When our bodies cannot compensate anymore these strains can begin to show with aches and pains in the body. Osteopaths are trained specifically to identify how your body has compensated and getting to the root cause of the problem – like unpeeling an onion!
Black Swan Osteopathy offers you relief from a variety of aches and pains, from headaches to pregnancy pains. If you’re suffering from an injury or just general aches and pains, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact and get an appointment with an osteopath. London is home to three of our clinics, so you can see an osteopath wherever it is in the city that you’re based.