At Knead to Relax, we believe that many conditions causing pain in the body can be resolved through osteopathy - a gentle treatment which can be used to address structural misalignments and postural imbalances. Osteopaths assess and treat people of any age from the elderly to the newborn and the treatment will be tailored around each persons needs and abilities. Fiona McIntosh at Essential Osteopathy is a key part of our team at Knead to Relax and is a talented and experienced osteopath and cranial osteopath (similar to cranial-sacral therapy).
What is Osteopathy?
Although osteopaths treat many conditions, most people think of us as 'back specialists'. Back pain is what many osteopaths deal with a lot of the time but we also treat other joints in the body - neck, pelvis, hips, knees, shoulders etc., and many varied conditions and injuries from headaches, to muscle strains, from arthritis to sciatic pain, and everything else in between.
Osteopathic treatment does not target only the symptoms but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance. We use a wide range of techniques, including spinal manipulation, massage, and joint mobilization and this breadth of approach allows us to focus on every patient's precise needs.