Osteopathy focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders. The method was founded in the United States in the late 19th century by an American physician named Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. It is a paramedical field, based on in-depth training in western medicine alongside complementary medicine. Qualification requires between 4-5 years of study and the curriculum is similar to medical studies with a greater emphasis on anatomy, orthopaedics, biomechanics, nutrition and musculoskeletal medicine. During training osteopaths develop increased sensitivity in their hands in order to identify regions with inflammation, restricted joint movement and impaired soft tissue (muscles/tendons/ligaments) function. Although osteopathy is primarily known as an effective means of treating problems in the musculoskeletal system, there is a therapeutic approach for treatment of all body systems.
Specialities and treatments
Osteopathy utilises an integrative approach to health that combines knowledge in medical sciences with the art of manual therapy. Treatment involves use of conventional diagnostic methods and aims to restore health and optimal function to the body. Relief of pain is achieved through use of skilled manipulation of the spine alongside massage and stretching of the soft tissues. Techniques are focused on areas with tissue hypersensitivity and restricted movement. Treatment includes rehabilitation exercises to strengthen the body and improve mobility.
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Dry Needling is a western method that is effective in treating muscle and joint pain. It requires comprehensive medical training and extensive anatomical knowledge. During treatment muscles are examined to locate regions where trigger points and taut bands of tissue are present. These areas are characterised by pain and a change in tissue texture. Treatment involves insertion of a sterile needle into a muscle and using small oscillations to create movement of the muscle (described as a "twitch" response). Decrease in pain is achieved by reducing nerve sensitivity and improving blood flow.
Remedial massage requires manual dexterity as well as comprehensive anatomical and physiological knowledge. Treatment involves identifying regions of hypersensitivity and tightness. Massage reduces pain by improving blood flow and decreasing nerve sensitivity. It can also calm the nervous system and ease pain resulting from poor posture and daily physical loads. Remedial massage is especially effective for increasing flexibility, treating sports injuries and helping speed up exercise recovery. Treatment is customised to your expectations and can range from being strong and deep to being gentle and superficial.
Lower back pain
Sciatic nerve pain
Headaches & Migraines
Shoulder and elbow pain
Pelvic and hip pain
Pregnancy related pain
Osteopathic treatment is individually tailored
A conversation regarding your lifestyle, medical history and environment.
Physical examinations are performed to examine your pain.
Receiving a diagnosis and formulation of an individual treatment plan.
A combination of manipulation, mobilisation, remedial massage and dry needling.
A rehabilitation programme that helps you manage pain independently.
You are welcome to book an online consultation session that includes comprehensive medical assessment, physical examination through movement and a rehabilitation programme. Online consultation does not involve physical contact but there is a possibility of understanding critical information through the examination process. My experience in treating musculoskeletal pain will aid me in identifying the type of pain you are suffering from and what environmental factors affect its intensity. Treatment is possible through listening, provision of exercises, ergonomic advice and an explanation regarding your experienced pain.
Osteopathy strives to understand the root cause of pain and facilitate natural recovery and health
In the ninth month of my pregnancy I felt intense pains that were present in my pelvis and radiated down towards the calf muscles. These pains were unrelenting and even lying down hurt me. The only thing that allowed me to regain function was Yaron’s osteopathic treatment. Following the first session I felt immense relief and after the fifth session the pain almost ceased completely. In my opinion, Yaron is a professional first and foremost. He diagnoses and solves the problem in a focused way with kindness and professionalism that is hard to find today. I call him the magician! Thank you Yaron for who you are and for helping me in unbearable moments of pain.