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Osteopathy

What it can help Osteopathic patients include both younger & older people and include (amongst others) children, office professionals, manual workers, pregnant women and sports people. Treatment is tailored to each individual’s needs and requirements. A variety of techniques including joint manipulation, mobilization, stretching, soft tissue massage, and gentle techniques such as cranial are used on the affected area to relieve pain, reduce swelling and improve mobility. Some of the conditions and symptoms that osteopathy can help with include:
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid pain
  • Back pain, Lumbago, Sciatica
  • Neck pain, Whiplash, Neuralgia
  • Shoulder strain, Rotator cuff injury, Frozen shoulder
  • Elbow pain, include Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Hip pain, including Groin strain and Osteoarthritis
  • Knee pain, including Bursitis
  • Foot and ankle sprain
  • Muscle spasms, Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Generalised aches and pains, Postural and flexibility problems
  • Sports injuries, Driving or work strain
  • Headaches
  • Pregnancy related aches and pains including SPD and Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Cranial osteopathy for adults and babies
We understand the importance of developing a strong and stable muscular system to support our body’s joints. Osteopaths feel preventing a recurrence is as important as curing the problem, so we also offer:
  • Advice on correct rehabilitation exercises to provide long term pain relief
Osteopaths can also detect conditions that are not treatable through osteopathy, in order to refer patients to other specialists. This is your journey to a better, healthier and pain free life, and I am here to Support and guide you through it!

Cranial Osteopath

Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle and subtle treatment, which seeks to encourage the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body. Although gentle, cranial treatment is extremely effective and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. It can be used alone or in conjunction with a more structural approach, depending on the need of each individual patient. Can it help babies? Cranial Osteopathy can be helpful if a child has had a difficult birth or for those “unsettled” babies and children. Cranial Osteopathy works with the body’s involuntary mechanisms, helping to restore a calming balance to natural biorhythms by means of gentle massage of the child’s skull. Cranial osteopathy is a very safe and gentle form of treatment. I have over 10 years of experience in using cranial techniques and, as with all expertise, I continue to train in order to update my skills and knowledge. If you are unsure if cranial osteopathy would be suitable for your baby, I welcome your enquiry. For more information about cranial osteopathy for babies and children you can also visit the Sutherland Society website.

Back Pain

Lower back pain, or lumbago, is a common ailment that plagues many people. The cause can be various factors, from a prolonged poor posture to specific trauma from an accident, but the pain is always debilitating and detrimental to the quality of life. Osteopathy offers a medication-free alternative to traditional methods of treating back pain with techniques that include:
  • Soft tissue massage
  • the manipulation of joints
  • mobilisation and stretching
The treatment is bespoke to your requirements and adapted depending on age, lifestyle and the origin of your back pain. If all else has failed, contact us for a chat about how we can alleviate your back pain symptoms.

Pregnancy Pain

Pregnancy produces the largest postural change that a woman’s body will ever undergo. As the baby grows in the womb and extra weight is gained, the centre of gravity alters resulting in postural changes from week to week. This may lead to a variety of aches and pains. This can be particularly challenging if you already have a child in the family, especially when carrying them and lifting them into car seats and cots. You may be experiencing backache, sciatica, pain in your pelvis, ribs or hips, and you may also find that simple things like walking, sitting, or turning over in bed are now uncomfortable, or even painful. Problems like these are so common in pregnancy that they are often considered normal. This should not mean that you need to suffer! Pain or discomfort is a sign that your body is struggling to adapt to its new shape and needs help. Osteopathy can help to provide relief from numerous pregnancy related aches and pains, as well as more specific conditions such as pelvic and groin pain. It can also be helpful in offering relief from pregnancy related issues such as digestive problems and sciatica. Any imbalance within the pelvis and pelvic ligaments may affect the position of the baby. Osteopaths use gentle non-invasive techniques to correct this and also advise on appropriate posture and positions antenatally and for the birth. This will encourage the baby into a good position to help improve the chances of a straight forward birth. If you find yourself going past your due date, osteopathy can be successful in gently and naturally starting labour. This may be a much more pleasant alternative to a sweep or induction! Our objective is to help improve your quality of life, allowing you to enjoy your pregnancy. The safety of mother and baby is our primary concern, and osteopaths are highly trained to deal with antenatal issues. Osteopathy are well trained to recognise contra-indications and treatment is perfectly safe at all stages of pregnancy. A post-natal check after your baby arrives can also help you to recover from the birth. Treatment is aimed at gently easing sore and tired muscles, and rebalancing the pelvis. It can also help to ease back pain from breast feeding and lifting your baby. If you have any questions about osteopathy in pregnancy, or how we can help you, then please get in touch and call us to arrange an appointment or a free telephone consultation today.

Shoulder Pain

Do you suffer pain while moving your shoulder, limited circular mobility in your shoulder joint or an acute pinching sensation when moving your arm? Then osteopathy can provide several means of remedy. Farah commonly sees patients with shoulder injuries related to sports, issues around osteoarthritis, joint impingement causing discomfort and frozen shoulder condition. The intricacy of the shoulder joint requires a careful examination to establish the root cause of the pain before commencing treatment specifically designed for your shoulder pain which can include:
  • Massaging the area where the patient experiences pain
  • Joint articulation and stretching methods 
  • Exercises designed to increase shoulder mobility, reduce tension and guidance on lifestyle adaptations

Hip Pain

There are apparent signs of hip issues such as tenderness and stiffness, but discomfort around the inner thigh, groin, lower back, or buttock can be less likely attributable to hip issues. Sports injuries and general wear and tear through walking or other outdoor pursuits can cause hip discomfort that settles down with rest. Farah has a wealth of experience treating patients with osteoarthritis, bursitis, and common sports injuries such as 'Dancer's Hip' with techniques such as:
  • Soft tissue massage and manipulation
  • Joint articulation
  • Back, knee and ankle manipulation to reduce pain
  • Guidance on specific exercises and posture recommendations to reduce muscle tension
All patients receive treatment guided by their age, lifestyle, and source of their pain to provide the best care.

Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common issue among people with sedentary jobs, such as office workers, where incorrect posture and straining to look at screens can result in neck strain. Another typical cause of neck pain is sleeping positions or whiplash caused by injury. Osteopathic treatments can help relax the neck muscles to reduce tension, increase mobility, and even realign the curvature of the neck from a condition known as cervical kyphosis. Farah is vastly experienced in treating neck injuries and providing unique patient care by employing techniques such as:
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Manipulation of the neck area

Knee Pain

The knee is the body's largest and most complex joint, and it undergoes a lot of strain leading to knee pain being a prevalent musculoskeletal issue. Some typical knee pain, such as osteoarthritis, bursitis, or ligament damage, can be easier to determine a course of therapy. However, nerve irritation in the lower back or muscles across the leg can cause what is known as referred pain in the knee takes more time to locate. Therefore, a thorough examination by an osteopath is essential before any treatment can begin. Farah provides a range of treatments suited to the individual patient designed to ease knee pain, stiffness and swelling, which include:
  • Joint articulation
  • Stretching
  • Soft tissue massages

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How We Can Help You

Osteopathy provides a holistic assessment and treatment approach, centred around you and your needs. We believe that each person is different: we walk differently, we are built differently, eat differently, and enjoy our time differently. Not only do we find the root of the problem, but also look at how this has affected the rest of your body. So, most importantly… We treat you as You and not somebody else with an apparent similar problem.

It is most important to me that you feel comfortable before, during, and after your treatment and leave feeling confident that you’ve been in safe hands. If you are still unsure as to the suitability for your particular complaint, please call me for an informal and confidential chat.

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Consultation

The first appointment will last about an hour. During this appointment the osteopath will take 15-20 minutes taking down details about your presenting complaint, a full medical… history, and your general life style. This is also a good time to discuss your expectations and go through any questions that you may have.

Examination

Movement is an important part of assessment and so the osteopath will normally ask you to remove some of your clothing in order to carry out a physical examination. During… you will be asked to perform a series of movements. In some cases further testing may need to be carried out such as reflexes and orthopaedic testing.

Diagnosis & Treatment

A diagnosis will be discussed with you and any questions or concerns you have will be discussed and answered. Once you have understood the diagnosis… the treatment plan will be explained to you. It is crucial that you are comfortable throughout, so it is important that we find an approach that suits you.

If your problem is outside of our expertise an onward referral will be made to the appropriate professional. This practice is GDPR compliant.

Farah Khan BSc (Hons) Ost

I completed a 4 year full-time degree at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in 2010 with a degree in Osteopathic medicine. I have worked in many established practices including Solihull osteopathic practice and Fiona Passey osteopathic practice as an associate.

My approach is holistic, using a wide range of techniques, which may include massage, soft tissue stretching, gentle release techniques or stronger manipulation. I also provide advice on exercise and lifestyle to compliment the treatment. I am also a fully trained cranial osteopath with a wide range of experience in treating babies, children and adults.

I am a member of the General Osteopathic Council and the British Osteopathic Association.

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What Is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework.

Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners that focus on diagnosis and treatment of the Musculoskeletal system including the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves. It compliments mainstream medicine and combines scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology with clinical methods of investigation and considers relevant psychosocial factors.

It is distinctive by the fact that it recognises that much of the pain from which we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structures and is based on the philosophy that the body functions more efficiently if it is aligned properly.

Osteopaths are rigorously trained to use their hands and have a highly developed sense of touch to assist in identifying the source of pain, form a diagnosis and to provide treatment.

We adopt a thorough, caring and holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and with this in mind we treat the whole person and not just the area where pain and restriction are felt. Every individual is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint. When appropriate, physical treatment is applied to suit the needs of each individual patient through a variety of techniques.

All techniques used are safe for all ages including adults, children and babies. Patients sometimes report a clicking sound when stronger manipulation is used, this is simply the sound of small gas bubbles popping within the joint. Don’t worry it doesn’t hurt.

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