Welcome to the Back in Balance website.
I hope that a browse through these pages will help answer some of the questions you may be asking yourself before choosing to visit an Osteopath.
If you have further questions about osteopathy in general, or about how your particular problem might respond to this form of treatment, or if you would like to book an appointment, please call Chloë (see Contact page for details).
Back In Balance offers the following treatments;
A system of diagnosis and treatment that requires the Osteopath to have an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology and biomechanics. The Osteopath uses this knowledge and a refined sense of touch (palpation) to form a diagnostic picture of their patient and then employs gentle manual techniques to ease areas of tension and restriction thus aiding the restoration of normal healthy function – Homeostasis.
"Homeostasis is the process by which every living thing makes continual adjustments to keep itself in a stable condition and function to the best of its ability” (P. Sneddon et al).
The gentle and integrative approach makes it a safe treatment even during pregnancy and for the very young or old. It is beneficial for sports men and women as it helps an individual to achieve their full physical potential.
This very gentle technique is most commonly used with babies and small children but it can be beneficial to a wide range of people and many different problems. For a greater understanding of cranial osteopathy and its benefits please visit the Sutherland Cranial Colllege website: www.sutherlandcranialcollege.co.uk.
Any concerns you have regarding a baby or small child's health should always be discussed with your midwife, health visitor or GP.
The benefits of massage are widely acknowledged in many spheres – from pregnancy and baby massage to sports focused massage and stretching. This form of treatment can help with many muscular problems associated with everyday activities such as desk/computer work and can be used to support athletes with their training either as a treatment or preventive measure.
Massage combined with stretching and muscle energy work can help to keep the body supple and working to its greatest achievable potential.
These approaches can be beneficial in treating a wide range of conditions. Please call to discuss your problem if you are unsure whether it is suitable for osteopathic treatment. You may also like to visit the General Osteopathic Council's website: www.osteopathy.org.uk for further information.
Osteopathy is never a substitute for conventional medical advice - always consult with your GP if you are worried about any aspect of your health.