Osteopathy & Cranial Osteopathy

Therapist nameAlison O’Dochartaigh
Duration of treatment1 hour, follow-up 45 minutes
Price initial consultation£48
Price follow-up£38
Contact details for booking07789 518356 or info@alisonodochartaighosteopath.com

Osteopathy is a philosophy of healthcare that acknowledges the living body’s innate ability to self-heal in order to maintain health as consistently as possible throughout life.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on all body systems (including bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues) functioning smoothly together. At times this function is compromised, and the self-healing mechanism requires help in order to work effectively.
Osteopaths use palpation (touch) to assess body function and dysfunction. This gives the osteopath uniquely sensitive information about areas of compromised function and consequently an insight into how to help restore health.
Physical manipulation, stretching and massage may be used to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension and to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues. Cranial osteopathic techniques are also used. They are safe, gentle and non-manipulative. They are often used when treating young children and babies but can be used to treat all age groups. Gentle treatment may help to soothe and relax the patient and may help improve the body’s own healing mechanism, returning health and vitality to the dysfunctional area and a better state of balance to the whole body.

Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy can be beneficial in the treatment of:
– aches & pains
– headaches
– difficulties relaxing
– shoulder & elbow pain arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back & neck
– joint pains & arthritic pains including hip & knee pain
– general, acute & chronic backache/pain
– sciatica
– prevention of migraine
– minor sports injuries
– postural problems caused by driving, work strain or pregnancy.

Alison has been in practice for nearly 17 years. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a Member of the Sutherland College of Cranial Osteopathy (SCCO).
Further information: www.alisonodochartaighosteopath.com