Offering “hands on” osteopathic treatment for the communities of Dilton Marsh, Westbury, Warminster, Frome and the surrounding villages. The osteopathic practice is set in the wonderful Wiltshire countryside, overlooking Westbury’s White Horse. The clinic room itself is a quiet and calm heaven where you can feel comfortable and relaxed during your consultation.
4 Reasons to See an Osteopath:
1. Pain relief
Whether you are suffering from acute (recent) or chronic (long term) pain, there are a number of ways a visit to an osteopath can help. Treatment helps to relax your body, to improve movement in your joints and muscles, and encourages good circulation in order for your body to repair itself. If your pain isn’t caused by stress, it will certainly become a stress – this is why we want to help you get out of pain as quick as possible with a lasting effect. You’ll also receive lots of advice on posture, exercise and lifestyle changes to help prevent the problem from reoccurring.
2. Stay in work
Sometimes it’s outside of work that we can get injured- either with sports, accidents or running around with the kids and it is important to get you out of pain so that you can continue working.
However, it is an unfortunate truth that our work lives often cause us to use our bodies in an inefficient way. Prolonged desk use, manual labour, standing all day, care work, parenthood! Coupled with some bad postural habits these can all put a great strain on our bodies and frequently cause of injury or pain. Having regular osteopathic treatments can prevent time off from work due to pain by keeping your body mobile, your body tissues well nourished and improving your posture. Advice will be given specific for your work life and exercise recommendations to keep you strong.
3. Prevention of injuries
If you are training for an event such as a marathon, triathlon or competition, you know that an injury can really set back your training progress. It can take months to recover from an injury and then you are left with a weakness in that area which can cause more problems further down the line. Having monthly or bi-monthly osteopathic treatments can help to prevent injuries and get your body working at its best. By treating your whole body osteopaths can really help to get each part of your body working conjointly with the whole; to alleviate extra strains on areas of your body that are working harder to cope with restrictions of movement and weakness in the surrounding areas; to improve the range of movement and health of joints and muscles, and to give advice to support your training regime. In the unfortunate event that you do injure yourself, a course of treatments can help to optimize the healing process and rehabilitate you back to training as soon as possible.
4. Health and wellbeing
We all know the saying – prevention is the best cure – and it really is! Keeping your body in top shape will help keep you healthy and happy. While there are many dimensions to healthy living, the key areas are nutritional, emotional and motional. Motional – in other words ‘the movement of the body’ is crucial to the health and vitality of the body and mind. There can be physical obstructions to health. The body requires good circulation within the body in order to deliver nourishment and remove waste products from each cell (the natural detox). Therefore any obstruction in the flow of these substances can alter the way the body is functioning. Some examples of an obstruction may be tightness, stiffness, scar tissue, inflammation or swelling, poor posture or bad breathing habits and thus the relationship between the structure and function of the body are very closely related. Osteopathy is concerned with the whole body aiming to optimize the motion and circulation to restore vitality and encourage longevity.
If you want to book an appointment at White Horse View Osteopaths, or just find out a bit more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07775 245388 or http://www.whitehorseviewosteopaths.co.uk/contact/