Williams Osteopathy of Okehampton

Williams Osteopathy of Okehampton is a modern, welcoming clinic nestled within the historic market town of Okehampton, find us on Market Street opposite the cinema.

Williams Osteopathy Okehampton provides Osteopathic treatment for everyone from young babies through to senior citizens, including everything from work and sporting injuriesback and neck ache, to pregnancy-related aches and pains, headaches, arthritis and joint replacement rehabilitation. 

Incorporated within our treatments may be a combination of specific spinal and joint manipulation, mobilisation of joints, stretching / muscle energy technique / strain-counterstrain, Sports Massage, Kinesiology Taping, Cranial, Visceral techniques (for example, this can include manipulation of the gut for scarring post-surgery) and Medical Acupuncture.

Within each treatment advice will be given on specific stretches, exercisesposture, work space set-up and any other appropriate management and rehabilitation, such as hot and cold packs. We may refer you on to other practitioners or your GP for further tests or investigations, such as X-rays, MRI scans or blood tests, if required.

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a highly regulated, established manual therapy, that focuses primarily on the musculoskeletal system. Osteopaths are considered Allied Healthcare Professionals (NHS England) utilising a mixture of different techniques including Osteopathic adjustments (a joint release / manipulation) in order to influence the structure and function of the joints, muscles, ligaments and neurology. Osteopaths can help patients of all ages suffering with pain, including conditions such as arthritis, migraines, sciatica and sporting injuries.

Sports Massage

A Sports Massage helps your immune system to repair a range of sporting, postural and work injuries. Stretching the muscle fibres and stimulating circulation improves range of motion and flexibility. Not only will this allow quicker recovery, it may also prevent future injury.

Medical Acupuncture

Western Medical Acupuncture at Williams Osteopathy can be incorporated within your Osteopathic treatment, it involves using very fine needles to stimulate sensory nerves in order to moderate pain pathways, it also acts to promote an immune response, speeding up the repair process. According to The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) acupuncture is recommended for chronic headaches and migraines and is effective treatment for other conditions such as chronic neck pain, joint pain, dental pain and postoperative pain.

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping (KT) is a specific taping method applied to support joints, but still allow the surrounding muscles to function, decreasing muscle fatigue. KT acts to microscopically lift the skin to encourage a reduction in oedema and inflammation, via the lymphatic system, therefore reducing pain. KT can assist in re-education of the muscles and joints through increased proprioceptive input, allowing an improvement in range of motion and therefore helping you to return to the activities you love sooner.

Contact Williams Osteopathy

Get in touch with us to book an appointment with our Osteopaths in Okehampton. We can offer advice and answer any queries you may have, so if you require any details on the treatments we offer, contact our professional team today.

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