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Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy which uses gentle manual techniques to restore structures of the body (skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues) to a state of balance and harmony.  Osteopathy is a perfect treatment for all ages from the young to the very elderly, including pregnant women. 

Osteopaths can treat a variety of complaints including headaches, neck pain, hip and knee pain, soft tissue injury and back pain.

Osteopathy treatments

After a thorough assessment your osteopath will decide on a treatment plan for your condition or injury. This might include manual therapy such as mobilisation, manipulation or massage. 

If appropriate the osteopath may offer Acupuncture treatment. You may have some exercises to continue at home and ergonomic advice. The treatment given to you will be individual to you. Treatments vary to suit alterations in your posture and symptoms and your osteopath will re assess each visit and treat accordingly.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a physical treatment used by physios, osteopaths and chiropractors

Exercises and Stretches

Exercises and specific stretches are an important part of overall recovery

Manipulation

This is a manual treatment used to relieve pain and improve mobility

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a complementary medicine treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine.

Soft Tissue Massage

Soft tissues benefit from massage if there is pain, tightness or swelling

Pilates Based Rehabilitation

The aim of Pilates is to strengthen the body with an emphasis on core stability

Postural Rehabilitation

Posture is the way in which somebody holds his or her body, good posture minimises aches and pains.

Postural Advice

Our practitioners advise how to improve your posture to reduce stress on the body

Contact us for Osteopathic treatment

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Treatment focuses on balancing the structures of the body

Osteopathy News & Information

Can cold weather cause stiff joints?

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Therapist consultations are changing in 2022

 We are now offering extended Physio, Osteopathy and Chiropractic appointments   We have experienced a number of practitioners requesting longer appointment times to fully evaluate …

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What is costochondritis caused by?

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How do you manage chronic pain?

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Can swimming cause knee pain?

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What are pain coping skills?

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How can I relieve back pain in pregnancy?

At Blackberry Clinic we often see pregnant women who are suffering from back pain. There are gentle and effective treatments available from our chiropractors, physios …

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Hand pain and cycling

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Hamstring strains – symptoms causes and treatments Part One

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Top tips to help prevent climbing injuries

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How do you rehab a knee?

Our physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors are able to treat all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions including knee ligament injury. Our Sport & Exercise Medicine and Musculoskeletal …

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Healthy sleep habits are important!

At Blackberry Clinic our practitioners may ask you about your daily routines, work, sport, hobbies etc. They also might want to know about your sleep …

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What does shoulder subluxation feel like?

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Uses of KT tape for postural support

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Scapholunate ligament strain – a pain in the wrist!

At Blackberry Clinic our practitioners and doctors can treat ligament, muscle and joint injuries. Often, diagnosis is key and there are 20 individual ligaments in …

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How do you know if your knee injury is serious?

At Blackberry Clinic our practitioners are trained to treat a variety of injuries to muscles, ligaments and joints. Knee ligament strain and injury is very …

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What is a dead leg?

At Blackberry Clinic our practitioners see a lot of sports injuries, especially now there is a return to sport following lockdown. With unaccustomed exercise there …

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Struggling with headaches?

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Top tips – how to manage an ankle sprain

At Blackberry Clinic we treat all joints, muscles and ligaments and all our practitioners can offer treatment for ankle sprain. We suggest you book in …

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Meniscus tear – symptoms and causes

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Can Pilates help with body pain?

What is Pilates? Pilates is a form of exercise that was first developed in the 1920s and has grown in popularity ever since. It focuses …

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Can you run with achilles tendinopathy?

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What is Western Medical Acupuncture?

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Cycling and ilio-tibial band syndrome

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Have you heard of ‘Mum’s thumb’?

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What is the treatment for SI joint pain?

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What can I do about DOMS?

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How do you fix patellar tendon pain?

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Spotlight on spinal stenosis

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Symptoms and treatment of shoulder impingement?

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What does sacroiliac joint pain feel like?

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Diving back into swimming!

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What causes shoulder impingement syndrome?

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Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture at Blackberry Clinic

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How do you sleep? Top tips for a better night’s sleep!

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What is the best treatment for Osgood Schlatter disease?

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Could gout be causing your pain?

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Sciatica? It could be deep gluteal syndrome.

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The Pain-Free Mindset -Author- Dr Deepak Ravindran

We are delighted that one of our interventional pain medicine doctors has written a book using his extensive experience in acute and chronic pain management. …

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What causes Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome?

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Taking the strain out of gardening!

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12 benefits of good posture – Part two!

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Burning feet and cycling-what causes it?

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Price increase for physio, osteopathy and chiropractic

We are raising the price of physio, chiropractic and osteopathy appointments from 15/02/21 in all our Blackberry Clinics.  We appreciate all the support and loyalty …

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February give away – Free Osteopathy appointment!

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What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

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Blackberry Clinics will remain open during lockdown

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Spotlight on radiofrequency denervation treatment

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Taping- this is a particularly sticky topic!

Do you ever wonder why you may come home from your physio appointment covered in bits of sticky and possibly bright blue tape?

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Check it out – don’t ignore that ankle sprain!

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Blackberry Clinic Tips – Avoid common Cycling injuries

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Continuous Professional Development at Blackberry Clinic

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Plantar Fasciitis – Don’t let it stop you running

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Spotlight on Musculoskeletal Medicine

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Rugby – not for the faint hearted!

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Running training – final tips and conclusion

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Back pain in pregnancy – Is your bump making you slump?

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Running Training- Avoid injury – Tip Three

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Risk factors for Osteoporosis – a silent disease

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Running training – Avoid injury – Tip Two

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