Supporting the health of your family
Update Sep 18 2020
I am resuming face to face appointments at Songbird Osteopathy from Wednesday Sept 30. You will now be able to book both face to face and telehealth consultations through the online booking system. If you are booking from Sept 28 to Oct 26, you can only attend for urgent reasons and
"Routine or maintenance" visits are not permitted until after Oct 26. You will still have to fill in an suitability of care declaration and Covid-19 screening questionnaire (sent in your appointment confirmation email and SMS) that you will have to complete before your face to face appointment.
I will still be offering telehealth appointments. You’ll be surprised how much we can help you through advice, education and Jems-inspired movement coaching to help your brain to find the easiest and least painful way to perform an action.
For LITTLE PEOPLE
Osteopathic techniques are suitable for children at all stages of development; I will assess your child to see what might help.
Toddlers and older children are never still, so we often see them when they've bumped their head or hurt themselves in school actitivies. Treatment can assist in recovery from muscle sprains and strains, as well as decrease inflammation in conditions associated with growing pains (e.g. Sever's disease, Osgood–Schlatter disease).
Osteopaths also examine babies who are unable to settle, cry excessively, have breastfeeding issues, trouble staying asleep or digestive issues like wind, constipation or reflux. Treatment may help reduce any musculoskeletal discomfort associated with these conditions. We work closely with your GP, lactation consultant and maternal health nurse as part of a multidisciplinary approach to obtain the best outcome for your little one.
For big people
We all lead such busy lives, it's easy to put up with that nagging back, headache or sore neck that's always there in the background. Other times, a small action like brushing your hair or bending down sets off the worst pain imaginable.
Osteopathy aims to restore the natural alignment of the body and improve its resilience to everyday stresses. Other conditions we see include jaw pain, migraines, disc bulges, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, bursitis, pelvic instability and more. Osteopaths can also help to reduce and manage any neurogenic or muscular pain in pregnancy resulting from your changing centre of gravity (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, pubic symphysis pain).
For older adults, osteopathic treatment can help mobilise stiff and achy arthritic joints, promote recovery from surgery and help put a spring back in your step.
For SPORTY people
Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, it can be frustrating to have to stop your sport due to pain. An osteopath will be able to assess if your injury is due to trauma or repetitive stress, whether treatment would be beneficial or if you should be referred for scans instead.
Common conditions osteopaths treat and/or manage include joint sprains, achilles tenditinits, knee instability, patellofemoral pain, runner's knee, hip/SIJ/gluteal pain, back pain, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingement, muscle tears or strains.
If you are training harder but still not able to reach your fitness goals, or if you constantly re-injure yourself, perhaps there could be a more efficient way in which you could move. As part of your complete recovery, we can give you individualised JEMs-style movement coaching to help with neuro-muscular integration and gain better postural awareness.