Osteopathy is a distinct approach to healthcare based on a well-established system of clinical diagnosis. Osteopaths focus on the structure of the body, using safe, natural, manual treatment that offers a caring approach to the individual needs of each patient, at all stages of life from birth to old age.
Osteopathy uses a selection of techniques to treat complaints; gentle manipulative and massage-type soft tissue techniques are predominantly used to correct joint and tissue imbalances. It reduces pain and inflammation. Osteopathic treatment is recognised by most healthcare insurance providers.
Osteopathy treats the patient, not just the disorder. The objective is the promotion of optimum long-term health. Some of the many complaints treated include:
General osteopathy - muscle and joint problems (back, neck, shoulders, knees, etc ), sports injuries, sciatica, arthritic pain, IBS, asthma, headaches, and sinusitis
Paediatric osteopathy - ear infections, colic, wind and sleep disturbances in babies and children
Osteopathy and pregnancy - helps the body adapt to the changes taking place due to pregnancy-related weight gain, ligament laxity, postural adaptation, birth preparation, and postnatal care
For more details or to book an appointment, call Cherisse Gavin on (087 ) 7590208, email [email protected], or check out The Ballinasloe Osteopathy Clinic on Facebook. Appointments are available Monday to Saturday. Home visits can be arranged where necessary.
Registered osteopath Cherisse Gavin (BSc Hons Ost ), is working at The Ballinasloe Osteopathy Clinic on Church Hill, Ballinasloe.