How osteopathy helped me
Patients share their personal journeys and experience of osteopathy. In these videos, they describe what their osteopathic treatment involved and how it helped them get back to doing the things they love.
Benn loved running, cycling and swimming, until one day when he got knocked off his bike. The accident left Benn broken, mentally and physically. He was in serious pain for a long time. Through sheer determination, Benn decided that he wasn't going to let the accident stop him from looking after his health. He decided to give osteo a go to help him get back on track and onto his bike.
Working full-time as an IT consultant, Chris is passionate about ballroom dancing and enjoys long rides on his beloved motorbike. A motorbike accident left him with a badly broken right leg and damage to his knee and ligaments, which caused him considerable pain. Osteopathy formed a major part of his rehabilitation and helped him get back on the road, on two feet and onto the dance floor.
George is an accountant and loves lifting weights. After injuring a disc in his lower back performing deadlifts, George's mobility was severely limited. This left him sedentary, which affected his mental health and wellbeing. Find out how osteopathy helped George get back to feeling happy and well.
Lisa was a competitive cheerleader, having competed in the World Cheerleading Championships. During training, her lower back was injured. Over time the pain intensified and started affecting her sport and daily life. She hated sitting on the sidelines during training sessions and having to limit her involvement, and eventually decided to seek treatment and found osteopathy.
Natasha, a young student and budding performing artist, perforated her appendix due to significant stress, which led to a number of surgeries and a significant loss of weight and muscle. Weak and tired, Natasha thought she would never be able to perform again. Eventually, with the support of her family and teachers, Natasha decided to give osteo a go and went on to become a professional performing artist.
Working mum, Sarah has two young children, loves sport and being outdoors, and has lived with chronic pain for most of her adult life. She then injured her coccyx during the birth of her first child. This caused pelvic, sacral and lower back pain spasms, which meant Sarah was was unable to sit for long periods, play with her children or lift and carry her baby. When seeking treatment, Sarah discovered osteopathy.
At the age of 10, Sonia was diagnosed with scoliosis – a severe spinal curve. For more than 5 years, Sonia wore a brace for 23 hours a day, and then had a spinal fusion which left her with 8 rods and 16 screws fused into her thoracic spine. As an adult, Sonia wanted to take back control of her body and her life by addressing the chronic pain she had been experiencing and found osteopathy.
Sue and Brittany
Sue is a hairdresser but found that repetitive movements and long hours contributed to agonising chronic pain, which eventually affected her mental health. Meanwhile, Sue’s youngest daughter Brittany who was competing at a national level in dance had mobility issues that affected her ability to perform at her peak. Mother and daughter discuss how osteopathy benefits them in reducing and preventing pain.
Head to toe
Osteopaths treat more than you think. They look at the whole you to help you manage your pain or discomfort.
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Osteopaths treat more than bones. Tell us where it hurts and find out how osteos may be able to help you so you can get on and do the things you love.