What do we treat?
Most people probably associate osteopaths with the treatment of back pain, but this is just one of many conditions which often respond well to osteopathy. At Ashgrove, we recognise that many aches and pains arise as a result of structural abnormalities in the body. For example, a tight hamstring might lead to a twist in the lower spine, which could produce a strain in the neck, resulting in headaches. It isn't enough just to treat the headache - you have to get to the root cause or the problem will keep coming back!
- Frozen or painful shoulder
- Neck ache
- Knee injuries
- Muscle strains
- Digestion problems
- Trapped nerves
- Sports injuries
- Arthritic pain
- Repetitive strain injury
- Strain caused by poor posture
- Problems during pregnancy
- In babies: colicky symptoms, general irritability, sleeplessness
- For more information see our page on Expectant mothers & babies
Our osteopaths undergo up to 5 years' medical training to learn to identify and treat these problems. All osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council, thus ensuring that they are safe, competent and up-to-date.
All Ashgrove practitioners are highly trained and experienced osteopaths, registered with the General Osteopathic Council. At the Ashgrove Clinic, we are all great believers in the "multidisciplinary approach" - thus whenever we feel that another osteopath, or an alternative therapist, may be able to contribute, we cross-refer to achieve the best result for you, the patient.
On your first visit to an osteopath, a full case history will be taken, covering all aspects of your health. You will normally be asked to undress to your underwear so that the osteopath can conduct a physical examination, which will include a few simple movements. Once a diagnosis has been reached and your osteopath is satisfied that it is safe to treat you, a variety of methods may be used to address problem areas. These may include a range of muscle stretching or joint manipulation techniques, but your osteopath will explain the procedure in advance to ensure you are happy with the treatment programme. Remember: decisions about treatment, here as in any other medical practice, are entirely yours. We will never use any technique or procedure on you without your consent.
If you are considering osteopathy treatment or have any questions, please contact us today
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The Ashgrove Clinic is located in Higham Ferrers, close to Rushden, Northamptonshire. We are also within easy reach of Northampton, Kimbolton, Bedford, Wellingborough and Kettering.