Osteopathy In Covent Garden
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Osteopathy uses different techniques like joint manipulation and soft tissue to help ease muscular tension and reduce pain levels.
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What is Osteopathy?

AT Health is a multi-disciplinary clinic offering osteopathy in Covent Garden. Here is a little more on what osteopathy is, and what you can expect on your first visit to AT Health.

Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy that specialises in detecting, treating and preventing health problems via a range of different techniques such as massage, articulation and manipulations (high velocity thrusts).

One of the founding principles of osteopathy is that the body has its own medicine chest. When the bodies structure and function is compromised, so is its ability to heal, and an osteopath’s role is to try and put the body into a more optimal position so that it is capable of healing itself.

Osteopathy differs from other forms of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) by its preventative approach. When treating a patient, an osteopath will not only treat the site of pain, but will seek to find the cause for why the pain has arisen, therefore reducing the chances of the injury reoccurring. The cause of each complaint differs from person to person, ranging from biopsychosocial factors such as stress, work set up (ergonomics), posture, injuries incurred through trauma or perhaps a pathology such as asthma. Osteopaths are medically trained, with detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pathology, and therefore have an ability to make a diagnosis and help with treatment, or, if needs be, refer on to a more suitable health care practitioner.

What do osteopaths treat?

Osteopaths do not treat particular conditions. Instead, our aim is to help make minor adjustments to the body in order to allow it to heal itself. Because of this patients go to see osteopaths for a diverse range of complaints. Here is a list of some of the most common problems:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neuralgia (nerve pain)
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain



Drug-Free Approach

Osteopathy was founded in the USA by Dr Andrew Taylor Still in the late 19th century. It was intended to be used as an alternative approach to the drug based medicine of the time, that had failed to save his wife and four of his children from spinal meningitis. Still found that by combining different manual techniques, his patients recovered from a wide range of ailments. Osteopaths today still approach their patients in the same way. Whilst the advancement of modern medicine means that drugs are more effective than they were in the time of Still, they can still be prescribed too early, with a preference for painkillers over fixing the cause of the complaint, often resulting in reocurrence of injuries. By working with the body, osteopaths promote our inate ability for self-healing. However when appropriate, an osteopath may refer a patient to their GP or pharmacist if progress is not being made.


What People Have To Say About Osteopathy

“After working in fitness for 12 years I have only ever had treatment 5 years ago for ‘general tightness’. I had been advised by colleagues that Matt is an amazing osteo, so I thought I’d book an appointment and see where we go… Matt was very informative, his clinical knowledge is outstanding, the treatment he provided to rectify shoulders, back/spine and hips were 1st class. I will definitely be coming back to get this shoulder sorted. The combination of soft tissue work with osteopathic manipulations were great – I feel miles better and much more free than I have done in years – energy levels are instantly better!”

Michael Minerve

“After several years of discomfort in my neck, shoulder, back, hip and glutes; with a lot of wrong diagnosis’ I had given up on finding a successful treatment. Following high recommendation, I decided to book in with Matt and really hoped that he could sort things out for me. A few months down the line and I’m well on my way to being on the mend. Amazing.”

Samantha Anne-Ferguson

“I had been suffering with a shoulder problem for 2 years which was becoming very debilitating. I had seen my GP a few times who could offer very little help apart from the usual advice of rest and analgesics. I was becoming very despondent when a friend recommended Matthew. I didn’t hold out much hope and knew nothing about osteopathy but anything was worth a try. Matt was very attentive and professional in a word he was ‘amazing’. After only the first two treatments my shoulder was so much better, allowing me to do daily tasks without struggling and pain free. I continue to see Matt for the occasional treatment and each time have total faith in his ability to get to the source of the problem and treat in an efficient professional manner.”

Deborah Brookfield

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