Oestopaths – are they any good?
Yes! They are (in my eyes) brilliant!Posted 3 years ago
*sounds like a moany old woman* …. Arthritis in hips- bouts of pain reduced by MONTHS post treatment. Aggrevated lumbar disc settled after 4-6 weeks of treatment. Pretty good time frames I rekon compared to others with similar complications with their lower back. And very recent shoulder injury….couldn’t really drive 6 weeks ago but I’m riding bikes again now 🙂
As Onzadog has said though- go by word of mouth… A good one IS REAL good!!!roneMember
In my experience of at least 5 chiros, 2 oesteos, and 2 Physios for lower back pain – the Oesteo was far more in depth and have helped a lot. It’s a common misconception that a chiropractor is quackery but I wouldn’t agree, certainly for manipulation of joints in fact this can be fine by your GP. The quackery mantra comes from all the other stuff surrounding the health of the spine. However I would say chiropractors are the most vague at solving problems and certainly don’t spend much time after a while.
Physios were the least successful too me and very old school, in that they always get you to do more core work and don’t seem to be interested in much else.
Bottom line, still have a tight lower back, but manage it with Oesteo, lots of home massage using triggerpoint stuff and lots of lying down.
I can keep doing my 10-12 hours a week on the bike without much problem, but it’s never going away. The gp/NHS were useless and I quote , “whilst you keep doing what you are doing you will always have a tight spine/lumber.” Useful.Posted 3 years agotmb467Subscriber
A good X is always better than a bad Y
Insert physio / chiro / osteopath for x and y
Muscle pain in general is due to bad movement patterns. If you fix the movement pattern then you will inevitably get rid of the pain or at the very least, learn how to release / relieve it. I was lucky that the physio I saw was pretty clued up and was able to teach me some strength and conditioning stuff. It was hard work sticking with it and basically learning to move again. Finally got to dealing with the root cause (a broken collar bone and the subsequent 20 years of bad movement) after relearning how to breathe, move, bend, rotate and stretch, and to use balls and rollers to release and massage tissue
There’s no quick and easy answer to fixing pain but if you get a good teacher, you’re half way therePosted 3 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
As with all things they vary. I used to use a physio to sort my back till she got careless one day and made it worse. I now see an osteo, originally weekly after a bad episode, now for a six weekly check up to prevent episodes.
He’s been great – £30 a time he should be!
iirc, Osteopathy was the first non traditional medicine that was officially recognisedPosted 3 years ago
The topic ‘Oestopaths – are they any good?’ is closed to new replies.