Osteopath in Sandton

Osteopath in Sandton

Osteopathy is the primary component of my practice and the first discipline I qualified in 1984. I treat all cases through and including sports injuries


Osteopathy (o·stee·o·puh·thee)

Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine that took root in Europe in 1913, Osteopathy emphasizes physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bones. The treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the skeleton and musculature. Osteopathy can benefit the musculoskeletal framework and other systems.

Uses - Osteopathy can provide relief and treatment for a wide range of conditions.

  • Arthritis
  • foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain
  • back pain, neck pain, and sciatica*
  • hand, shoulder, and elbow pain
  • headaches
  • tennis and golfer's elbow
  • postural problems due to pregnancy, sports injury, driving or work strain, or digestive issues
  • neuralgia*

*Sciatica [sai·a·tuh·kuh] refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body

*Neuralgia refers to severe, shooting pain that occurs due to a damaged or irritated nerve. Neuralgia can affect any part of the body, causing mild to severe pain. Certain medications and surgical procedures can effectively treat neuralgia

Osteopathic physicians can also detect conditions that are not treatable through osteopathy.

  • Osteopathy uses a drug-free, non-invasive form of manual medicine that focuses on the health of the whole body, not just the injured or affected part
  • The osteopathic physician focuses on the joints, muscles, and spine
  • Osteopathic intervention can help treat arthritis, back pain, headaches, tennis elbow, digestive issues, and postural problems
  • Treatment can also assist with sleep cycles and the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic symptoms
  • Osteopathy takes a holistic, whole-body approach to healthcare
  • It uses manual 'hands-on' techniques to improve circulation and correct altered biomechanics, without the use of drugs
  • An osteopathic physician does not concentrate only on the problem area, but uses manual techniques to balance all the body systems, and to provide overall good health and wellbeing
  • Diagnosing and treating conditions using these techniques is called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)
  • Techniques include stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance, known as osteopathic manipulative medicine
  • An osteopathic physician may also issue prescription medicine and use surgical methods to support the holistic, manual treatment
  • Many osteopathic physicians also serve as primary care physicians in fields such as family medicine, internal medicine, and paediatrics

Location

Unit A4-9th Street
Parkmore
Sandton
Phone : 011 783 9388

Consulting Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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