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Welcome to Exophysical Osteopathy, helping you get better the natural way with osteopathy, exercise and good nutrition. 
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What our highly trained experts can help you with: 
  • Neck pain, including torticollis, discopathies, thoracic outlet syndrome, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

  • Lower back pain, including nerve root impingement/sciatica, pelvic dysfunction, and pregnancy-related pain.

  • Shoulder pain, including frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff injuries.

  • Elbow pain, including tennis/golfer's elbow and osteoarthritic-related pain.

  • Wrist pain, including carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injuries.

  • Hip pain, including trochanteric/ischial bursitis, ITB syndrome, and piriformis syndrome.

  • Acute and chronic pain, with management strategies available.

  • Knee pain, including meniscal/ligamentous problems and patello-femoral syndrome.

  • Foot/ankle pain, including plantar fasciitis and ligamentous sprains.

  • Sports-related injuries, including shin splints, tenosynovitis, bursitis, and stress fractures.

  • Muscle pain, including muscular spasms/strains, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and muscular overuse.

  • Neuralgic pain, including peripheral nerve entrapments and neuropathic pain.

  • Tendinopathies, including the Achilles, patellar, gluteal, and rotator cuff tendons.

  • Postural-related pain, including upper-cross syndrome and scoliosis-related pain.

  • Headaches, including cervicogenic and migraine prevention.

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Osteopathy: A short analysis of Studies.

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Can osteopathy help Sciatica?

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Can osteopathy help with arthritis?

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What osteopathy treats?

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Physiotherapy vs. Osteopathy: Understanding the Differences and Choosing the Right Treatment Origins and Philosophy Physiotherapy and osteopathy have different origins and underlying philosophies, although they treat similar conditions. Physiotherapy focuses on helping people affected by injury, illness, or disability mainly through movement, exercise, manual therapy, education, and advice. It maintains health for people of all ages, managing pain and preventing disease (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists). Osteopathy, on the other hand, works with the body's structure and function, emphasizing the interrelation of the skeleton, muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues for overall well-being. Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching, and massage to enhance joint mobility, relieve muscle tension, and support the body's healing mechanisms (General Osteopathic Council). Training and Education Physiotherapy and osteopathy are both undergraduate degrees (BSc Hons) studied at universities. Physiotherapy programs typically last three years, while osteopathy programs last four years. Both degrees cover core subjects such as anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, and pathology. Clinical placements are also an integral part of the training, allowing students to gain hands-on experience in assessing, diagnosing, and treating clients under supervision. Assessment Process During the initial session, both physiotherapists and osteopaths will take a detailed clinical history and conduct a comprehensive assessment of the presenting condition. While the overall assessment process may appear similar, there could be differences based on the therapist's training and experience. Osteopaths often assess conditions from a holistic perspective, considering how other areas of the body may contribute to the pain. In contrast, physiotherapists typically assess more locally to the affected area but also evaluate it as part of the overall functional unit, such as assessing a knee within the context of functional movements like squats. Treatment Approach Treatment approaches may vary depending on the therapist's training and experience. Both physiotherapists and osteopaths use hands-on techniques to improve mobility and range of motion. Physiotherapists emphasize the importance of home exercises, which reinforce the benefits of the treatment session and form an integral part of most treatment plans. Osteopaths tend to focus more on hands-on treatment and may provide less emphasis on exercise-based interventions between treatment sessions. However, it is essential to note that treatment approaches can differ among individual therapists, The philosophy at Exophysical is to also incorporate exercise therapy into their practice as our therapists have a lots of training in exercise and mobility. It is worth noting that at first glance, the differences between the two professions may not be readily apparent. Both physiotherapy and osteopathy utilize the biopsychosocial model of health, which takes into consideration the unique aspects of each individual rather than focusing solely on the disease itself. Both professions acknowledge the influence of psychosocial factors such as stress, anxiety, and depression on pain experiences. However, when it comes to treatment, there are some distinctions to be aware of. Physiotherapists typically prioritize exercise-based interventions as the primary approach to achieve comprehensive resolution of symptoms. Manual therapy and manipulation are often utilized as supplementary components of treatment. On the other hand, osteopaths generally prioritize manual interventions, employing techniques such as massage, stretching, and manipulations to address symptoms and facilitate overall well-being. It is important to recognize that these classifications are general in nature, and individual therapists may have their own preferences when it comes to treatment modalities.

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How often should i see an Osteopath

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Can osteopathy cause damage?

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Osteopathy vs. Massage Therapy: Which Is Right for You?


  • We combine osteopathy with targeted exercises, mobility work, stretching and hands-on manual therapy.

  • We use specific osteopathic techniques to manipulate and mobilize joints and soft tissues, to improve the body's function.


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What our patients say about us

Jerry Abbott 

Erkan treated me for a tennis elbow which I had sustained at the gym. Through treatment sessions with him and his recommendations of rehab exercises to perform afterwards, I'm glad to say that it's back to normal now and I'm able to train pain-free again. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!

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