What is Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy

Discover the essence of Osteopathy at our practice, where our skilled practitioners are trained in therapeutic approaches suitable for diverse individuals, including pregnant women, children, babies, and even animals. Our comprehensive osteopathic care spans a spectrum of interventions, encompassing onward referrals, health management advice, manual therapy, exercise therapy, and more. At the heart of our philosophy is adaptability, tailoring our therapeutic approach to address individual needs, whether it’s back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, or specific concerns like cranial therapy for your baby, colic treatment, and reflux treatment.

Regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) since 1993, our practitioners adhere to the highest standards of care. We offer manual therapy techniques that include the expert articulation and manipulation of joints and soft tissues, providing effective relief for sore backs and arthritis treatments. Wondering what treatment helps with back pain? Explore our specialized services, including medical acupuncture, and discover personalized approaches for equine companions dealing with horse back pain.

Based in Cornwall, our dedicated team is here to serve you, addressing a wide range of conditions. Whether you’re seeking craniosacral therapy, are curious about osteopathy for yourself or your baby, or simply looking for ‘osteopaths near me,’ trust us to deliver exceptional care and personalized solutions. At our practice, your well-being is our priority.

What We Can Help With

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Initial Equine Consultation

Often we are referred to as ‘back people’ which isn’t necessarily true, we do not just treat the back we look at the whole horse, there is a whole range of symptoms we can help improve, they are listed below

*Reduced performance
* Maintaining mobility in competition horses
* Gait problems: tracking-up/short stride, loss of collection, cross-canter problems,
rushing downhill, pulls uphill, lacks concentration
* Stiffness in different areas of the body
* Stiffness in the older horse
* Reluctance to trot / canter on certain reins
* Preventing bucking between transitions
* Problems with head carriage
* Changes in behaviour: bucking, bolting, rearing, kicking and refusing to jump
* Objection to being saddled or girthed, unable to stand still or relax, hyper-sensitivity to brushing and difficulty shoeing
* Aiding rehabilitation after injury (tendon injuries, ligament overstrains, sacroiliac lesions)
* Aiding rehabilitation in diagnosed conditions such as arthritis, hind leg and front leg lameness
* Uneven muscle bulk, muscle imbalance and spasms

Why don’t some vets support getting my horse treated?
Some veterinary surgeons are sceptical about back treatments for animals because there are so many so-called ‘back people’ treating horses who have no formal qualifications. These people can be a danger to their patients, which is why it is essential you check the therapist treating your horse is fully qualified and insured. An Osteopath would have done a 4 year masters degree in osteopathy, have a professional registration with GOsC (General Osteopathic Council) and fully insured. A fully qualified and insured therapist will have no problem providing you with this. Make sure yourself and your horse are safe.