Osteopathy recognises the wholeness of the human body, so any problem areas are seen in the context of the whole body frame, and treatment is provided wherever it is needed. It employs a wide range of techniques, including massage, joint stretching, mobilisation and manipulation. Our goal is to provide the maximum therapeutic benefit as gently as we can. Osteopathy is ideal for the treatment of back pain, and muscle and joint problems generally.
What can an Osteopath do?
Although it may sound complicated, Osteopathy is all about treating and preventing health problems through movement. This could be stretching the muscles and joints or receiving a massage to problem areas. An Osteopath in Berkhamsted can treat a wide range of medical issues this way, including:
- Back pain
- Postural issues as a result of things such as work strain, pregnancy, and driving
- Arthritic pain
- Minor sports injuries
The good news about this type of treatment is that almost anyone can benefit, and we treat both young and older individuals through a range of methods, including:
- Physical manipulation
Our Osteopath in Berkhamsted can also help with recovery, and advise on ways to prevent symptoms from reoccurring. We understand that these types of structural issues can come out of nowhere, which is why we also offer an emergency Osteopathy service for those patients who need it.
Introducing Christian Scharsach
Christian Scharsach has been providing osteopathic and naturopathic care to the people of Berkhamsted and the surrounding area since 1995. Since that time the practice has shown tremendous growth, primarily through word of mouth referral, and also through contacts with local general practitioners and health visitors.
We provide osteopathy, cranial osteopathy and naturopathy at our dental practice in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
Christian and his associates are committed to excellence in their professional activities. They are fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council Osteopathic and naturopathic care to the people of Berkhamsted and pursue a comprehensive programme of continuing professional development. This ensures that patients receive the best and most up-to-date treatment possible. The practice ethos is holistic, recognising the connection between all aspects of human health. Our patients’ health is important and we take it seriously. Treatments are not rushed, and we take time to get to know our patients in order for the treatment to be the most effective. Above all, we are gentle, believing that patients improve more quickly and satisfactorily if the treatment is as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Therapeutic deep tissue massage is also available from qualified massage practitioners. Please contact us for more details.
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What’s the difference between osteopaths and physiotherapists?
Both osteopaths and physiotherapists share many of the same aims: to reduce musculoskeletal pain, boost mobility, and improve the quality of patients’ lives.
They also both have extensive training in anatomy, physiology, and pathology.
Because they’re so similar, lots of people tend to get confused between osteopathy and physiotherapy – but some key differences set them apart from one another.
The main difference is that osteopaths treat directly with their hands, rather than with exercises and modalities like physiotherapists do.
Using massage and other manual techniques, osteopaths can diagnose, treat, and prevent various musculoskeletal conditions.
They consider that all parts of the body – bones, muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues – are intrinsically linked, and their treatment techniques will return your body’s bones and tissues to their proper balance.
Is osteopathy available on the NHS?
Osteopathy isn’t generally available on the NHS, and it’s typically something you’ll need to go to a private healthcare provider for.
Cost is a concern for many people when considering any private treatment, but osteopathy is one of the most affordable ways to ease back pain, correct poor posture, and treat arthritic pain and minor sports injuries.
Osteopathy treatment costs do vary across the board, but they typically range from £40-£55 for a 30 to 40-minute session.
If you have any questions regarding osteopathy in Berkhamsted, or you’d like to book a consultation with our specialist osteopath at Admiral House, get in touch with our friendly reception team today!
How many sessions will I need with an osteopath?
The number of treatments you’ll need depends on a couple of different things, including your diagnosed condition, how long you’ve been experiencing symptoms, your pain levels, and your commitment to prescribed exercises.
For example, if you’ve recently suffered a minor sporting injury, just one to three sessions could do the trick, but for longstanding chronic pain, you may require upwards of six sessions before you start to feel the benefits.
Some patients also schedule regular maintenance sessions to help reduce pain and keep them problem-free. All osteopaths should be able to recommend some strengthening exercises to improve core muscles and further aid your recovery.
Why choose Admiral House?
Since 1995, our expert osteopath, Christian Scharsach, has been providing top-quality osteopathic and naturopathic care to our patients in Berkhamsted and the surrounding areas.
Being fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council, Christian and his associates are able to provide the best up-to-date treatment possible and are fully committed to excellence.
Our main aim is to get you back on the mend as soon as possible – but this isn’t to say that treatments are rushed, as we’ll take as much time as necessary to listen to your concerns and make things right.
To book a consultation with us for osteopathy in Berkhamsted, give us a call on 01442 863 204, or send us a message via our online contact form and one of our friendly experts will be in touch to arrange a suitable appointment.