About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a physical manual therapy, which: –

  • may provide relief from pain and discomfort from a variety of physical medical problems
  • is a recognised medical speciality of diagnosis and treatment, which is both safe and effective
  • aims at a holistic approach to Health and Wellbeing
  • identifies problem areas and treats the underlying cause as well as the symptoms
  • understands the self-regulating and self-healing systems of the human body
  • aims to give nature a helping hand to aid the healing processes within the human body

Osteopathy recognises that pain and disability stems from abnormalities in the structure of the body, which then affects the proper function of that body.

The following are some of the causes, which you will be able to recognise, which can affect our structure of our body (in other words, you can feel pain or discomfort due to the following circumstances which will affect your body and also your mind): –

  • poor posture (at work, rest or play)
  • injury (accident, fall, bad lifting, sports injury)
  • repetitive strain (from work, sport)
  • trauma (physical and emotional)
  • general illness
  • as part of normal ageing processes
  • damage to the body by disease

The BENEFITS of Osteopathic Treatment may include: –

  • pain relief, reduced discomfort
  • improved movement, flexibility, mobility
  • increased energy
  • a sense of well-being (as reported by some patients)
  • reduced stress levels

Here at the Chalfont Osteopathic Practice we have experience of treating all types of symptoms of pain and discomfort for our patients of all ages and backgrounds.  We have been serving as the local Osteopath in Chalfont St Peter and Chalfont St Giles (and surrounding areas) since 2005 and we also have patients who travel a considerable distance to see our principal osteopath, Preston Lee.

What Osteopaths Treat

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have proposed and regulated what osteopaths can advertise and say on their websites. So In order to keep within advertising standards, this osteopath has chosen to simply state word for word what is proposed and allowed for osteopaths to say. So if you are unsure, please contact this osteopath to discuss your condition.

CAP accepts that osteopaths may claim to help a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • generalised aches and pains
  • joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • arthritic pain,
  • general, acute & chronic backache, back pain
  • mechanical neck pain
  • headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / migraine prevention
  • frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck
  • circulatory problems,
  • cramp,
  • digestion problems,
  • joint pains, lumbago,
  • sciatica,
  • muscle spasms,
  • neuralgia,
  • fibromyalgia,
  • inability to relax,
  • rheumatic pain,
  • minor sports injuries and tensions.

If you are not sure if a problem is suitable for osteopathic treatment, please do not hesitate to call and discuss your condition with us.