Can Osteopathy help me?
The most common complaint patients present with at our Centre are –
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Disc problems
- Arthritic pain (spondylitis)
- Generalised aches and pains
- Sports injuries
- Frozen shoulder
- RSI (repetitive strain injury)
- Pregnancy related pain
- Digestive problems
What to expect
Before treatment starts your Osteopath will tell you what is wrong, what can be done about it and what you will expect. You will also be advised of any to your lifestyle changes that may be beneficial so that you can help yourself. You will be advised of all costs that relate to your care at this time.
Your Osteopath may determine that Osteopathy is not suitable for you in which case they will refer you to an appropriate healthcare professional such as your GP or Consultant.
Noreen Ayyaz BSc(Hons) MOst DO
Noreen has nearly 10 years experience treating a wide variety of patients of all ages
Noreen has always had a keen interest in the human body and helping people. She initially completed a 3 year degree in Anatomy and Human Biology before realising that Osteopathy gave her the opportunity to combine her passion for helping people with her interest in the human body and how it functions. Noreen completed her 4 year Masters degree in Osteopathy at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Her treatments include structural osteopathy (soft tissue treatment, joint mobilisation and joint manipulation) and medical acupuncture if needed. She believes in incorporating hands on osteopathic treatments with exercise advice, allowing patients to continue their healing process at home. Noreen enjoys working with patients of all ages from babies to the elderly, and athletes to expectant mothers.
Noreen is a Member of the Institute of Osteopathy and Registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is defined by the Institute of Osteopathy as a method of assessing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems. The body has the natural ability to maintain itself and, by helping this process, an Osteopath can promote restoration of normal function. The principle of Osteopathy is that the way your body moves influences how it functions and so the wellbeing of an individual relies on the way that bones, muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and internal structures work with each other.
Osteopaths use a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of a person’s muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery.
In common with medicine and dentistry the Osteopathic profession is statutorily regulated by law (Osteopathy Act – 1993). The title ‘Osteopath’ is protected under this legislation and it is illegal for someone to practise as an Osteopath without being registered. All of the Osteopaths at this Centre are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and are Members of the Institute of Osteopathy.
Osteopaths are highly trained, healthcare professionals who are experts in the musculoskeletal system and its relationships to other systems of the body. Your Osteopath is trained to diagnose and know when it is appropriate and not appropriate to treat patients. Osteopaths are also required by law to undertake Continuing Professional Development in order to stay abreast of current advances in research and patient care.