Treatments | Chigwell Osteopaths
At Chigwell Osteopaths we provide treatment for a range of different musculoskeletal conditions. Our treatments include: Osteopathy, Sports Massage & Deep Tissue Massage, Medical Acupuncture and Kinesiology Taping. As part of your Sports Massage or Osteopathy appointment, we may also provide specific exercises and give postural advice where necessary.
Osteopathy is a gentle and effective approach which uses: touch, manipulation, stretching, massage and exercises to help reduce pain and restore movement.
At our Osteopathic Clinic in Chigwell we assess, examine and use information from your case history to help form a diagnosis. Providing it is suitable, you will receive non-invasive, hands-on treatment which will be tailored specifically to your diagnosis. Osteopathy is a holistic approach which means it will focus on any predisposing or maintaing factors pertaining to your problem. This, along with lifestyle advice and specific exercises you may be given, will help to prevent the pain from reoccuring.
Our Osteopaths in Chigwell are trained to treat a large range of musculoskeletal problems affecting the whole body. Some of which include: sports injuries, disc bulges, sciatica, sprains/strains, headaches, arthritic pain and much more.
The treatment is specific and tailored to you and your particular problem. The evaluation and assessment of your treatment plan will be on-going and flexible.
Acupuncture in Chigwell - Treatment involves fine needles being inserted through the skin and briefly left in position. The number of needles varies, but usually only two or three. The practitioner will assess each patient’s case, and treatment will be tailored to the individual.
Acupuncture in Chigwell - This form of treatment the nerves in skin and muscle, and can produce a variety of effects. Acupuncture increases the body's release of natural painkillers - endorphin and serotonin - in the pain pathways of both the spinal cord and the brain. This modifies the way pain signals are received, resulting in reduced pain levels experienced by the patient.
Chigwell Deep Tissue Massage
Sore and achy after that long run or intense gym session? A sports massage could be just what you need. Sports massage works by improving circulation, increasing flexibility & mobility, and by relieving muscle tension. This helps to prevent injuries from developing, therefore keeping you active.
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity.
You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to enjoy the benefits of a sports massage. As treatment becomes more accessible and affordable, those of us who lead active lifestyles are enjoying the benefits. If you train regularly, include a weekly sports massage in your routine to help prevent injury.
Sports massage therapy can prevent or relieve delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). It does this by encouraging blood and lymph flow throughout the body to help prevent muscle fatigue.
Kinesiology tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. It can also be used successfully in conjunction with osteopathic treatment.
While the use of Kinesiology Tape is often associated with athletes such as Serena Williams, Kerri Walsh and Lance Armstrong, the reality is that it is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries.
What can Kinesiology Tape be used for?
• Achilles tendonitis
• Plantar fasciitis
• Jumpers knee (PFS)
• ACL/MCL issues
• Rotator cuff
• Groin and hamstring pulls
• Lower back issues
• Shin splints
• Tennis and golfer's elbow
• Pain associated with pregnancy
• Postural correction
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before appointment and please wear appropriate underwear. Shorts may be worn if preferred and gowns will be available. Chaperones are welcome.