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White Horse View Osteopaths

What do osteopaths treat

Neck, upper back (ribs) and lower back pain (including Whiplash and Sciatic)
Jaw pain and some types of headaches
Upper limb pain
Lower limb pain
Pregnancy
Children and Babies
Work related stresses and strains
Systemic related musculoskeletal pain
Sports related injuries
Neck, upper back (ribs) and lower back pain (including Whiplash and Sciatic)

From waking up with a sore neck, to a traumatic event such as being involved in a road traffic accident, osteopaths can advice you what structures (muscles, ligaments, joints etc.) have treating musculo-skeletal related pain and give you advice how to further reduce your symptoms as quickly as possible.

Back pain can be related to sitting for long periods of time as we can lose some of the curves in our spine which puts incredible pressure on areas that cannot cope with it. Your osteopath will advice you how best to sit comfortably at your desk or in your car. Some patients have spent years suffering with on and off back pain that never gets fully better. Your osteopath can advice you how to reduce the frequency of these episodes with the long term view of eliminating the episodes all together. Your osteopath will be keen to understand when and where the pain started, if it now travels to the arm or leg and what makes the symptoms better and worse. Osteopaths treat the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and support the disc function inherent to the former structures. Facets are the joints of the back and restrictions in all parts of the spine and ribs, muscle spasms (torticollis), disc strains, some of the symptoms of osteoarthritis, some types of scoliosis can be treated by your osteopath. Pseudo-carpal tunnel, which starts in the neck. Sciatica or pseudo sciatic, coming from muscle tension in deep buttock muscles can also be addressed successfully.

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Jaw pain and some types of headaches

There are many muscles that control jaw movement and they can become so tight that it can lead to headaches, unintended clenching and jaw clicking. Some types of headaches can helped with loosening the muscles around the head and neck using soft tissue, inhibition, MET and cranial techniques. Your osteopath will explain these to you, as well as how an improved spinal posture may decrease the occurrence of your symptoms.

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Upper limb pain

Shoulder, elbow and hand pain can all be assessed by your osteopath; we really do treat more than just backs! It may surprise some people that your shoulder is actually made up of four joints, not just the ball and socket joint, if one of these is dysfunctional, it can send all of them into a state of dysfunction. Osteopath’s deep and detailed understanding of the musculo-skeletal system uniquely positions them to not only treat the symptoms, but to make sure the origin and any compensation are also addressed. Your neck and upper back work directly with your shoulder to provide upper limb movement so these will commonly be checked also. Osteopaths treat a wide variety of shoulder related symptoms, treating disorders such as muscle tendinosis, rotator cuff problems, bursitis, impingement and “frozen shoulder”. Some people know that the heart refers to the left shoulder, but did you know the gall bladder refers to the right? It is your osteopath’s job to decipher where the problem started to stop the symptoms coming back time and time again.

Elbows in sport enthusiasts and musicians can also be an area that can become damaged. Golfers and tennis players can get elbow symptoms and wrist (RSI problems can come on from over use of the keyboard for instance. Sometimes pain in the arm actually originates all the way back in the spine, for instance, pseudo carpal tunnel symptoms can come from the neck! Your osteopath can establish via clinical testing where the symptoms originate.

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Lower limb pain

The pelvis hip, knee, ankle and foot are the joints of the lower limb and can cause pain if they or the surround soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) are not working well together. Every time you take a step, the force travels up from your foot to the pelvis where it should dissipate before reaching the spine, but problems in the lower limb may mean that the spine has to deal with a lot of force reaching it from each step you take. The sacroiliac and pubic symphysis joints of the pelvis can become restricted (or too loose in the case of third trimester pregnancy!) which can make the surrounding muscles and ligaments work harder. A great number of muscles attach onto and cross over the pelvis and dysfunction can cause pain in the buttock/groin. Hip’s can become painful for a variety of reasons too, like the pelvis, muscles attaching to the hip and over hip can be strained, and the bursas can become inflamed and painful. Sometimes pain can be felt in the front or back of the knee, which may originate in the spine. Some people experience numbness or tingling, these are signs that there is something not quite right.

Symptoms of clicking, popping, giving way, locking and swelling in the knee should be assessed by your osteopath. Osteopaths treat the muscles that are associated with patella-femoral joint syndrome, runner’s knee, jumper’s knee, pain at the back and middle of the knee. Ligaments and the meniscus can also cause pain. Ankle and foot pain are also commonly treated by osteopaths, treating the muscles and ligaments such as ankle sprains and plantar fascitis; we put our feet through a lot, not only by wearing shoes they weren’t designed for, but by lots of use.

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause a number of strains on the muscles, joints and ligaments as your little one grows. Some ladies experience heart burn and tummy upsets as they grow and push up into the diaphragm, the pelvis can feel tight or loose and unstable, sometimes all at the same time. The back can become sore with the increase in weight you carry. Although your body is designed to carry this little life, it can be hard work, your osteopath can help reduce your symptoms and look after you as you return to your former body after they are born.

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Children and Babies

Osteopaths have a variety of very gentle and effective techniques when can alleviate some musculo-skeletal related problems. A complicated birthing process, very fast or very long, using interventions such as forceps or ventouse and c-sections can sometimes leave the baby with ‘strains’ in their musculo-skeletal system. Until they learn to talk, they let you know there is a problem by crying or perhaps scratching parts of their body or  head.

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Work related stresses and strains

Our bodies weren’t actually designed to sit at desks and in cars so it is no wonder that from time to time we get work related stresses and strains. Your osteopath may help you with good and comfortable sitting and standing postures, no one ever really gets taught this and over many years it can become a problem, White Horse View Osteopaths can give you simple tips which you can start with straight away, feel free to share these with your friends, families and colleagues!

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Systemic related musculoskeletal pain

Whilst osteopaths cannot treat the cause of the dysfunction in your wider system, they can treat some of the compensations that end up in the muscle and skeletal system which may have come about from fatigued muscles, ligaments, joint capsules and so on. Some patients with arthritis, osteo (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) can find some relief from gentle work on the surrounding muscles and joints and improving fluid flow, whilst not fixing the underlying cause, some patient’s physical quality of life can be improved.

Some medications can cause musculoskeletal pain and disfunction, one of Lucy’s specialist clinics was treating patients in the Royal Free Hospital London, who suffered physical pain as a side affect of antiretroviral drugs.

osteopath back pain

Sports related injuries

At White Horse View Osteopaths, we not only care for the injured, but also for the amateur or elite athlete in training to get the most out of your body. Osteopaths treat a wide variety of sport related problems as the key to understanding your problem lies in the anatomy, our specialism, we may ask you to demonstrate your racket/club swing, or where in your gait cycle the symptoms present and all variations of this to your specific sport. Commonly osteopaths treat sprains, strains, muscle rehabilitation and tendonitis.

Some of the sport related we treat: Rotator cuff strain , Tennis or golfer’s elbow, Hamstring and calf strains, Runner’s knee, Shin splints, Ankle sprains Plantar fasciitis, What to expect at your first appointment 

white horse view osteopaths

Neck, upper back (ribs) and lower back pain (including Whiplash and Sciatic)

From waking up with a sore neck, to a traumatic event such as being involved in a road traffic accident, osteopaths can advice you what structures (muscles, ligaments, joints etc.) have treating musculo-skeletal related pain and give you advice how to further reduce your symptoms as quickly as possible.

Back pain can be related to sitting for long periods of time as we can lose some of the curves in our spine which puts incredible pressure on areas that cannot cope with it. Your osteopath will advice you how best to sit comfortably at your desk or in your car.

Some patients have spent years suffering with on and off back pain that never gets fully better. Your osteopath can advice you how to reduce the frequency of these episodes with the long term view of eliminating the episodes all together.

Your osteopath will be keen to understand when and where the pain started, if it now travels to the arm or leg and what makes the symptoms better and worse.

Osteopaths treat the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and support the disc function inherent to the former structures.

Facets are the joints of the back and restrictions in all parts of the spine and ribs, muscle spasms (torticollis), disc strains, some of the symptoms of osteoarthritis, some types of scoliosis can be treated by your osteopath. Pseudo-carpal tunnel, which starts in the neck. Sciatica or pseudo sciatic, coming from muscle tension in deep buttock muscles can also be addressed successfully.

Jaw pain and some types of headaches

There are many muscles that control jaw movement and they can become so tight that it can lead to headaches, unintended clenching and jaw clicking. Some types of headaches can helped with loosening the muscles around the head and neck using soft tissue, inhibition, MET and cranial techniques. Your osteopath will explain these to you, as well as how an improved spinal posture may decrease the occurrence of your symptoms.

Upper limb pain

Shoulder, elbow and hand pain can all be assessed by your osteopath; we really do treat more than just backs! It may surprise some people that your shoulder is actually made up of four joints, not just the ball and socket joint, if one of these is dysfunctional, it can send all of them into a state of dysfunction. Osteopath’s deep and detailed understanding of the musculo-skeletal system uniquely positions them to not only treat the symptoms, but to make sure the origin and any compensation are also addressed. Your neck and upper back work directly with your shoulder to provide upper limb movement so these will commonly be checked also.

Osteopaths treat a wide variety of shoulder related symptoms, treating disorders such as muscle tendinosis, rotator cuff problems, bursitis, impingement and “frozen shoulder”. Some people know that the heart refers to the left shoulder, but did you know the gall bladder refers to the right? It is your osteopath’s job to decipher where the problem started to stop the symptoms coming back time and time again.

Elbows in sport enthusiasts and musicians can also be an area that can become damaged. Golfers and tennis players can get elbow symptoms and wrist (RSI problems can come on from over use of the keyboard for instance. Sometimes pain in the arm actually originates all the way back in the spine, for instance, pseudo carpal tunnel symptoms can come from the neck! Your osteopath can establish via clinical testing where the symptoms originate.

Lower limb pain

The pelvis hip, knee, ankle and foot are the joints of the lower limb and can cause pain if they or the surround soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) are not working well together. Every time you take a step, the force travels up from your foot to the pelvis where it should dissipate before reaching the spine, but problems in the lower limb may mean that the spine has to deal with a lot of force reaching it from each step you take.

 The sacroiliac and pubic symphysis joints of the pelvis can become restricted (or too loose in the case of third trimester pregnancy!) which can make the surrounding muscles and ligaments work harder. A great number of muscles attach onto and cross over the pelvis and dysfunction can cause pain in the buttock/groin.

Hip’s can become painful for a variety of reasons too, like the pelvis, muscles attaching to the hip and over hip can be strained, and the bursas can become inflamed and painful. Sometimes pain can be felt in the front or back of the knee, which may originate in the spine. Some people experience numbness or tingling, these are signs that there is something not quite right.

Symptoms of clicking, popping, giving way, locking and swelling in the knee should be assessed by your osteopath. Osteopaths treat the muscles that are associated with patella-femoral joint syndrome, runner’s knee, jumper’s knee, pain at the back and middle of the knee. Ligaments and the meniscus can also cause pain.

Ankle and foot pain are also commonly treated by osteopaths, treating the muscles and ligaments such as ankle sprains and plantar fascitis; we put our feet through a lot, not only by wearing shoes they weren’t designed for, but by lots of use.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause a number of strains on the muscles, joints and ligaments as your little one grows. Some ladies experience heart burn and tummy upsets as they grow and push up into the diaphragm, the pelvis can feel tight or loose and unstable, sometimes all at the same time. The back can become sore with the increase in weight you carry. Although your body is designed to carry this little life, it can be hard work, your osteopath can help reduce your symptoms and look after you as you return to your former body after they are born.

Children and babies

Osteopaths have a variety of very gentle and effective techniques when can alleviate some musculo-skeletal related problems. A complicated birthing process, very fast or very long, using interventions such as forceps or ventouse and c-sections can sometimes leave the baby with ‘strains’ in their musculo-skeletal system. Until they learn to talk, they let you know there is a problem by crying or perhaps scratching parts of their body or  head.

Work related stresses and strains

Our bodies weren’t actually designed to sit at desks and in cars so it is no wonder that from time to time we get work related stresses and strains. Your osteopath may help you with good and comfortable sitting and standing postures, no one ever really gets taught this and over many years it can become a problem, White Horse View Osteopaths can give you simple tips which you can start with straight away, feel free to share these with your friends, families and colleagues!

Systemic related musculoskeletal pain

Whilst osteopaths cannot treat the cause of the dysfunction in your wider system, they can treat some of the compensations that end up in the muscle and skeletal system which may have come about from fatigued muscles, ligaments, joint capsules and so on. Some patients with arthritis, osteo (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) can find some relief from gentle work on the surrounding muscles and joints and improving fluid flow, whilst not fixing the underlying cause, some patient’s physical quality of life can be improved.

Some medications can cause musculoskeletal pain and disfunction, one of Lucy’s specialist clinics was treating patients in the Royal Free Hospital London, who suffered physical pain as a side affect of antiretroviral drugs.

Sports related injuries

At White Horse View Osteopaths, we not only care for the injured, but also for the amateur or elite athlete in training to get the most out of your body.

Osteopaths treat a wide variety of sport related problems as the key to understanding your problem lies in the anatomy, our specialism, we may ask you to demonstrate your racket/club swing, or where in your gait cycle the symptoms present and all variations of this to your specific sport. Commonly osteopaths treat sprains, strains, muscle rehabilitation and tendonitis.

Some of the sport related we treat:

  • Rotator cuff strain
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Hamstring and calf strains
  • Runner’s knee
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis

Phone:  01373 228841

Hisomley
The Hollow
Dilton Marsh
Westbury
Wiltshire
BA13 4DD

Opening hours:

Monday: 9am-6pm 

Tuesday: 9am-11am

Wednesday: 9am-11am

Thursday: 9am-11am

Friday: 9am-6pm

Saturday: 9-12 (alternate weeks)

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