Anyone can benefit from treatment. Osteopathic patients range from babies and children to older people, pregnant women, sports people, office workers, drivers, etc.
Babies and Children
- Osteopaths are qualified to work with babies and children. Sharon has over 25 years experience of treating babies and children. She is in contact with local midwives in the Saxmundham area to help families after birth. Osteopaths are trained to screen for medical conditions and will tell you if you need to see another health professional such as your doctor or midwife.
- Babies’ skeletons are softer than an adult’s and Sharon will therefore use gentler techniques (cranial osteopathy).
- Osteopathic techniques are suitable for children at all stages of development. Your child will be assessed to see what might help.
- Sharon has been trained to give postural advice related to breastfeeding.
- Osteopaths are highly skilled and well trained, with a minimum of 4 years of training. Gentle osteopathic techniques are perfectly safe and may be beneficial during all stages of pregnancy.
- A woman’s body changes during pregnancy. Those changes include the softening of ligaments, weight increase and changes to posture. This can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body, including the spine and pelvis.
- Pregnancy can cause general aches and pains including joint and back pain. Osteopathy could help.
- Osteopathy may help relieve the stresses and strains on the body during pregnancy and after birth
- Osteopathy may help prepare for the demands of labour.
As you get older
Growing old doesn’t mean accepting every ache and pain.
As we age our muscles, ligaments and joints get older too. Ageing doesn’t automatically mean there will be increased pain or stiffness. Treatment and advice from an osteopath can augment care from your GP to help maintain an active lifestyle.
Osteopathy for the relief of:
- Joint pain
- Neck and back ache
- Knee, hip and ankle arthritic pain
- Finger and thumb stiffness and pain
Osteopaths are often seen by the general public as experts in the field of bone health, and as such, they are well placed to screen patients for this condition. We can offer practical advice on risk factors, prevention and liaison with other associations.
Sports Men and Women
Osteopaths can help the athlete get back to training whatever the level, whether a new gym member or professional.