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Fixby Osteo

What do we treat...?

At FixbyOsteo we treat patients with a variety of Conditions and Problems...

At present we are updating all the information in this part of the site, therefore some of the sections are incomplete. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, however if you have any questions please call us on 01484 454845 and we will be happy to assist you.

Treatments for all:

Osteopaths are best known for treating patients with neck ache and back pain, but they also treat patients with a range of conditions and musculo-skeletal problems:

Musculo-skeletal Areas

Arthritic & Rheumatic Conditions

Osteoarthritis
Rheumatic conditions

Osteopaths can help to reduce pain and stiffness, reduce tissue inflammation and improve mobility and range of movement in the early stages of arthritis/wear and tear.

Osteoporosis
Naturopathic osteopaths can advise on preventative steps to take to reduce the risks of developing this disease and also help with any associated pain.

Sciatica

Sciatica is frequently seen in osteopathic practice and patients with sciatica are successfully treated.

Minor Sports Injuries

Minor sports injuries are particularly common presentations in osteopathic practice. At FixbyOsteo we treat runners, golfers, rugby and tennis players. Osteopathic treatment can help keep you at your training and performance peak and also enable a swift return to sport.

  • Babies, Children and Teenagers

    Babies, children and teenagers are not immune from musculo-skeletal problems.

    See the Cranial Osteopathy section of our website.

    Work Related Injuries

    In 2006 alone around 175 million working days were lost to illness often due to stress and musculoskeletal disorders.

    Osteopaths treat many conditions related to the work place. Whether you work at a computer terminal or involved in heavy industry, your working environment can give rise to disorders of muscles, tendons and joints, particularly in the back, hands and arms.

    'Mouse wrist', computer hump, neck, shoulder and back pain as well as injury caused by lifting can be relieved through osteopathic treatment with appropriate advice given on posture and workstation layout.

    Repetitive Strain injuries (RSI)
    We can advise on workplace posture, remedial advice, and preventative exercise and provide treatment.

    Postural Advice

    Your posture can greatly influence the health of the musculo-skeletal system and is frequently assessed by osteopaths - the natural 'S' shape curve of the spine is there for a reason, however poor posture where the spine collapses in to an unnatural 'C' curve, especially when sitting can cause a whole range of problems such as:

    • Eyestrain
    • Headaches
    • Jaw stiffness
    • Neck and shoulder stiffness
    • Insufficient breathing
    • Decreased circulation numbness and pain
    • Back ache
    • Compression of internal organs
    • Pressure on nerves and tendons
    • Pressure on discs and ligaments

    We can give guidance on:

    • Posture
    • Exercise programmes
    • Advice on a comfortable driving position
    • Advice on choosing a bed
    Pre-Conceptual Care and Advice

    At Fixby Osteo we use a combination of Naturopathic and osteopathic principles in the area of pre-conceptual care, see the Naturopathy area of our site.

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    During Pregnancy and For New Mums

    Pregnancy is probably one of the most exciting and special times in a woman's life!

    At Fixby Osteo, we focus on the mother, taking into account her emotional state and other factors, as well as her physical condition.

    What Happens To A Woman's Body During Pregnancy?

    As the baby grows in the womb, its extra weight results in a changed centre of gravity and postural changes from week to week; pregnancy puts a strain on the whole spine and this can lead to a variety of aches and pains as supporting muscles and ligaments begin to adapt. In addition to this, a woman's body is also affected by her changing hormones, causing breast size and weight to increase, which can lead to postural changes and pain occurring the upper back and neck.

    For many women, pregnancy means having to cope with a whole range of symptoms, as their weight and posture changes to adapt to the growing baby.

    During pregnancy, we can help give you relief from:

    • Aches and pains
    • Back pain
    • Neck ache
    • Inability to relax
    • Cramp
    • Digestive problems
    • Circulatory problems-
    • Sciatica
    Osteopathic Treatment During Pregnancy

    Osteopathic treatment through pregnancy is a wonderfully, gentle way of helping the body adapt to the largest postural change that a woman's body will undergo.

    The safety of mother and baby is our first concern. After a thorough assessment, osteopathic treatment using a variety of gentle techniques, especially cranial osteopathy are used to help the body and mind adjust to these amazing changes!

    Treatment may be supplemented by exercises and other forms of self help may be prescribed for the mother to do at home.

    We will give you advice on how to help you adapt to your posture and learn to use your body correctly through your pregnancy.

    We can advise on positions in labour, to help prevent back problems later and pain relief techniques can also be shown to the mother and her partner so that they can help during labour.

    New Mums - CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    After delivery it is advised that mum and baby return for structural examination, advice and check ups, as a therapeutic treatment can be very valuable and extremely relaxing, helping you both to adjust to your new life together!