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Adult Osteopathic Research

Back and neck pain - Our Osteopaths are highly trained and experienced to help people every day in this area. We take a thorough look at why you may be getting neck or back pain, we ask many questions and assess your whole body structure and how it functions. We aim to get results quickly to get you out of pain, save you time, and reduce suffering. We also look at developing a plan with you so we can help prevent it from re-occurring. Our aim is always for you to remain pain-free and for you NOT to need to see us again!  (Research)

Sinus pain - Very small but important motion is required in the bones of the face, in particular the frontal and maxillary bones, in order for the sinuses to keep draining well. Our patients report immediate relief from the pain and pressure of sinus congestion, with our gentle osteopathic treatment.    (Research)

Headaches - There are many kinds of headaches and causes, we usually see people with headaches which are caused by strain in  their neck or upper back or from the membranes in the head which have lots of nerves in them. We are trained to assess 'red flag' type headaches and refer for further assessment including scanning if appropriate. (Research )​

Pregnancy back pain - In pregnancy, the growing uterus requires postural changes to maintain balance. Also, the hormone relaxin softens ligaments and can result in pelvic or back pain. Past injuries such as a fall onto the bottom, even many years before, can show up as a problem in pregnancy. We can treat with the pregnant woman lying comfortably on her side or seated, to restore balance and improve functional reserve to tissues. Our patients find this to be very helpful in reducing their discomfort. We are also able to restore the optimal balance to the pelvis and related muscles to allow for the best natural birth possible.(Research)

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Preparation for labour - We recommend pregnant women come into the practice around 35 weeks pregnant for a pre birth assessment of their pelvis and uterus balance. We find this helps improve the birth process and results in fewer interventions.  

Jaw or TMJ pain or clicking - This can occur after an injury such as a blow to the side of the head or to the jaw directly. We have also seen problems after a long dental surgery session or if the bite is 'off'. It can be very painful and distressing to have pain in this area and be unable to eat or exercise without pain. We find that our gentle techniques are very effective at restoring better jaw function quickly following acute injury.  (Research)

Cranial whole-body diagnosis requires an acutely trained sense of touch coupled with fine discrimination as to the dysfunctions present in need of correction, and this can only be learned by years of study and training under skilled instruction.  Cranial treatment is extremely gentle, is suitable for infants, children, and adults of any age, and involves no pain for the patient. 

​We would like to see more high-quality scientific research for many problems common to Babies and Children. These problems include colic, flat head (plagiocephaly), glue ear, sleeping problems, and irritability. Our clinic would be happy to participate in any such trials.