At the Bodywork Centre Hexham Jaime Robinson, our resident Osteopath, offers Osteopathic manual therapy techniques to treat a range of musculoskeletal and
Overview of a osteopathy
Osteopathy is a form of physical therapy that originated in America in the 1870’s as a reaction to the then very primitive medical care that was available. Its founder based his thinking on the premise that the human body has the power to restore itself to health but that it can only achieve this if the body’s structure is functioning correctly.
Osteopathy is deeply concerned with the relationship between structure and function of the body. There are many processes that can disturb this relationship, including injury, stress, poor postural habits and those medical conditions such as arthritis which affect the structure of the joints.
Osteopathic treatment is aimed at restoring the relationship between structure and function to enable the body’s own healing capabilities to proceed.
Benefits of a osteopathy
Decrease of tension in the body, reducing pain & tension headaches
Reduction of pain in muscles and stiffness in joints
Support of spinal posture
Increase of blood circulation and healing
Improvement of joint mobility
What To expect
Osteopathy is a patient-centred, system of healthcare. A first appointment generally lasts about 45 minutes to an hour to allow the osteopath adequate time to:
Listen and ask questions about your problem, your general health, other medical care you are receiving or medication you are taking, and record this in your case notes. The information you provide will be confidential.
Examine you properly. It is likely the osteopath will ask you to remove some of your clothing. Tell your osteopath if you are uncomfortable about this. You should expect privacy to undress and a gown or towel should be provided. You can ask a friend or relative to accompany you and be present throughout your treatment.
Ask you to make simple movements and stretches to observe your posture and mobility. Because of the body’s structure, pain or stiffness you are experiencing in one part may be linked to a problem elsewhere.
Examine the health of the joints, tissues and ligaments using their hands and a highly developed sense of touch called palpation.
Jaime Robinson qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1996 and after gaining experience working as an associate in clinics in Dumfries and Carlisle, established his own practice within the Bodywork Centre in Hexham in 1998.
Jaime uses Osteopathic manual therapy techniques such as manipulation, articulations, massage and stretching to treat a range of musculoskeletal and health complaints, with a view to aiding the body’s self healing abilities and to help prevent re-occurrence.
Jaime treats people of all ages and abilities applying osteopathic principals to allow everyone’s body to function at its own optimum level.