Are you in pain? Have you been searching for a specialist who can provide the quality care and support that you need? Look no further than osteopaths — our knowledgeable practitioners at City Osteopathy & Physiotherapy specialise in providing safe, effective solutions for musculoskeletal-related issues. Whether your needs are related to back pain, sports injuries or even chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, an osteopath can help!
Read on—you’re in good hands with our experienced osteopaths!
What is osteopathy & what does an osteopath do?
Osteopathy is a holistic, non-invasive approach to health care that focuses on the body’s musculoskeletal system. It uses manual techniques such as massage and manipulation to help restore balance in the body and reduce pain. Osteopaths believe that all bodily systems are interconnected, so osteopathic treatments can treat not only physical ailments but also mental and emotional issues.
In Singapore, osteopaths are highly trained professionals who specialise in osteopathy and provide comprehensive treatment plans for their patients. With osteopathy, individuals can benefit from improved mobility, posture alignment, relief from chronic pain conditions and an overall sense of wellbeing.
Benefits of osteopathy
- Safe, non-invasive form of healing that does not involve drugs or surgery.
- Treatments address the underlying causes of pain and discomfort rather than just masking symptoms, resulting in long-term relief.
- Promotes overall body alignment and balance to reduce stress levels and improve posture.
- Can be incorporated as part of an effective wellness plan to keep the body functioning optimally all year round.
Types of treatment methods used by osteopaths
Osteopaths use a variety of manual techniques during their treatments, such as:
- Massage therapy
- Dry needling
- Manual therapy
- Shockwave therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
These are used to help restore balance in the body and reduce pain or discomfort. Osteopaths may also advise on lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise advice, to support the healing process.
How osteopaths are different from other medical specialists
Osteopath vs Chiropractor
Chiropractors are healthcare professionals who specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Like osteopaths, they use manual therapies to help diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions which may include arthritis, sciatica, tendonitis, back pain and more. Chiropractic is often used to treat chronic pain conditions, while osteopathy focuses on the body as a whole and seeks to restore balance.
If you wish to learn more about chiropractic care and its benefits, head onto our sister company, Chiropractic Singapore for more information.
Osteopath vs Physiotherapist
Physiotherapists specialise in rehabilitation and exercise-based treatments for musculoskeletal injuries or illnesses. They analyse the patient’s posture and range of motion to identify areas of dysfunction and then create a personalised treatment plan. Physiotherapy is often used to treat sports or work-related injuries and can help improve strength, flexibility, range of motion and overall physical performance.
In contrast to osteopathy, physiotherapy does not take into account the body as a whole but instead focuses on relieving pain and restoring normal function. It’s most suitable for those who have sustained an injury or are recovering from surgery, as physiotherapy treatments can help to speed up recovery times.
Here at City Osteopathy & Physiotherapy, we also have a team of experienced physiotherapists to complement your osteopathic treatments with physiotherapy, depending on your conditions. Learn more about the benefits of physiotherapy.
Common conditions that osteopaths treat
Osteopaths treat a variety of conditions that range from back pain to headaches and other chronic health issues. It is also used to treat sports injuries, digestive problems, asthma, osteoarthritis, menstrual discomfort and more. Here are some of the common conditions that osteopaths can treat!
Back pain treatment with osteopathy
Back pain is a very common problem experienced by people of all ages. It can be caused by poor posture, improper lifting techniques, work injuries, or medical conditions like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Other factors such as stress, depression and anxiety can also contribute to back pain.
Osteopathy is an effective way to manage and reduce symptoms of back pain without the use of medication or surgery. Osteopathic treatment focuses on mobilising joints and muscles in order to restore balance in the body overall, which in turn helps relieve tension that leads to painful symptoms.
Osteopaths are trained in manual techniques such as massage, stretching exercises and mobilisation/adjustments to help relax tight muscles as well as improve posture alignment which aids healing from chronic back pain problems. The goal is not only relieving discomfort but also helping patients gain better mobility so that they can live their lives with more ease and freedom from crippling issues due to their condition.
With regular osteopathic treatments, individuals who experience regular bouts of back pain may find relief with proper postural correction which helps promote healthy joint movements for improved quality of life for those dealing with this issue daily.
Headaches and migraines treatment with osteopathy
Headaches and migraines are a common problem that can be caused by numerous issues. These can range from tension and stress to fatigue, diet, hormonal changes, posture issues or even certain medications. An osteopath is trained in assessing any underlying causes of headache or migraine symptoms in order to recommend the right course of treatment.
The osteopathic approach addresses imbalances within the body that may contribute to headaches and migraines. Osteopaths employ manual techniques to help reduce tension throughout the body which can alleviate chronic pain symptoms from head to toe. Some of these manual techniques include:
- Massage therapy
- Stretching exercises
- Joint mobilisation/adjustment techniques or
- Postural correction
As a result of osteopathic treatments, individuals may find relief from their headache and migraine problems without resorting to medications with unwanted side effects.
Apart from treating underlying mechanical causes for headaches and migraines through hands-on osteopathy treatment methods, osteopaths also provide lifestyle advice on how best you can manage your condition proactively at home such as through relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation which helps reduce muscle tightness.
Sciatica Treatment with Osteopathy
Sciatica is a condition that can cause pain, numbness and tingling along the sciatic nerve which runs from the lower back down through the buttocks, hips and legs. It is commonly caused by compression of the nerve due to herniated discs in the spine or from osteoarthritis in older individuals. Other potential causes include:
- piriformis syndrome
- sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- spondylolisthesis (slippage of one vertebra on another) or
- spinal stenosis (narrowing of spaces around nerves).
People may also experience sciatica due to tight muscles around the hip or lower back area.
This condition can be greatly relieved through osteopathy as osteopaths use manual techniques such as massage, stretching and joint mobilisation/ adjustment to relieve the pressure of the sciatic nerve. Osteopathy also helps improve posture alignment, which can reduce the risk of developing sciatica in the future. With osteopathic treatment, individuals can effectively manage their symptoms and lead a healthy life.
How to find a qualified osteopath in Singapore
If you’re looking for a qualified osteopath in Singapore, it’s important to do your research. Make sure to check the osteopath’s qualifications, years of experience and any additional certifications they have. Also, it’s important to read reviews from past patients to get an idea of what kind of care they provide.
Here at City Osteopathy & Physiotherapy, our osteopaths are highly trained in osteopathic techniques and have years of experience treating a wide range of conditions. Our osteopaths also use holistic approaches to health care, addressing the underlying causes of physical issues rather than just providing symptomatic relief. Whether you’re looking for sciatica treatment, plantar fasciitis treatment or tendonitis treatment, our osteopaths can help you find lasting relief.
Quality is at the core of our ethos, and we strive to ensure it remains a priority in all that we do. That is why we pride ourselves on offering an exceptional osteopathic service, delivering a unique and personalised approach that is tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
We invite you to take the first step in improving your health and wellbeing by booking an osteopathy appointment at City Osteopathy & Physiotherapy today. With our professional team of osteopaths and quality osteopathic care, you can be sure that your health and wellbeing are in the best of hands. Book a consultation with our experienced osteopaths today.
Cost of osteopathic treatment in Singapore
The cost of osteopathic treatment can vary depending on the osteopath and the condition being treated. Generally, osteopathic treatments include a consultation fee plus additional charges for each session.
At City Osteopathy & Physiotherapy, each session with an osteopath starts from $190. Drop us a call or Whatsapp us for more details on our pricing.
Osteopathy – the way towards moving better, living better
With osteopathic treatments tailored for each individual’s conditions, it’s no wonder why osteopathy has become increasingly popular in Singapore over the years. Whether you’re looking for pain relief, recovery or to improve your physical wellbeing, our osteopaths at City Osteopathy & Physiotherapy are here to provide quality care with lasting results. By taking advantage of osteopathic treatments today, you could be on your way towards better movement and improved health tomorrow!