Osteopathic Clinic in Widnes

Widnes Osteopath Clinic Shop Front

Widnes Alternative Health is one of the longest established and experienced osteopaths in Widnes.

Osteopathy is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints. When the body is balanced and efficient, just like a well-tuned engine, it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living.

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment which works with the structure and function of the body. Osteopaths use soft manipulation techniques, chiropractic techniques, soft tissue massage, structural osteopathy, impulses adjusting, kinesio taping, interferential therapy machine and ultrasound therapy machine in their treatments.

The maintenance of good mechanical function is essential to good health. Problems in the framework of the body can disturb the circulatory system or nerves to any part of the body, and affect any aspect of health. Osteopaths work to restore the structure and function of the body to a state of balance and harmony, so helping the whole person.

Osteopaths diagnose and treat muscular skeletal problems to help re-balance the body’s structure. They treat the body as a whole, therefore when one part of the body isn’t functioning correctly it can cause an imbalance throughout the body.

What Does Osteopathy Involve

Osteopathy is a gentle hands on treatment using soft tissue massage, gentle stretching, muscle energy techniques and joint manipulation when required, to restore optimum function.

Being specialists in manual therapy, an osteopaths aim is to correct the function of the body as a whole, stabilize movement patterns, and help restore pain free movement.

Two of our Osteopaths also use the Chiropractic Impulse adjusting instrument, which is an extremely gentle specific instrument for treating spinal or extremity joints. The Chiropractic impulse instrument is the present world leader in gentle mechanical manipulation, which can be used from young children to the elderly.

The chiropractic impulse instrument can be an extremely beneficial alternative in the treatment of the cervical spine, particularly for patients who dislike cervical thrust manipulation.

Osteopaths will commonly prescribe rehabilitation exercises following your treatment to help maintain the improvements in function you may have receive from your hands on treatment.

What do Osteopaths treat?

– Back Pain

– Neck Pain

– Slipped Disc

– Ligament Damage

– Frozen Shoulder

– Sport Injuries

– Neck Injuries

– Hip, Pelvis and Leg Problems

– Headaches/Migraines

– Spinal degenerative problems, to the cervical or lumbar spine.

What should I expect from treatment?

Your Osteopath will take a detailed case history about your lifestyle and how your symptoms began, which may help in understanding the conditions you  may be presenting. They will then examine you and with their findings discuss a treatment plan which is tailored specifically to you.

All Osteopaths at the practice are fully qualified and regulated with the General Osteopathic Council (GOC) and Institute of Osteopathy.

Osteopathic treatment costs can be paid for by your health care provider such as Medi Cash, Simply Health, Bupa, PPP axa, and Health Shield. If you wish to pay through your health care provider please contact them before booking your treatment to confirm.