Fleur Robertson
Registered Osteopath Farnham

Head To Toe Healthcare

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what is scoliosis and do you have it?

What is scoliosis and do you have it?

Scoliosis is a common condition where the spine twists and curves to the side. It can affect people of any age, from babies to adults, but it mainly starts in children aged 10-15 – particularly girls.

It can be caused by abnormally shaped bones of the spine, underlying neurological or muscular disorders and wear and tear on the spine with age. However MOST commonly it’s cause is unknown; this is called Idiopathic Scoliosis.

The main signs and symptoms include:

– Visibly curved spine

– Leaning to one side

– Uneven shoulders

– Protruding ribs

– Clothes not fitting well

– Back pain

what is scoliosis

If any of those symptoms sound familiar – Don’t panic!

Most people are able to live completely normal lives and can do most activities including exercise and sport. In fact, exercise is an excellent and highly effective and recommendable way of managing spinal curvature. It is proven to increase muscle strength and decrease back pain and discomfort.

Another proven and effective method of managing or correcting scoliosis is Osteopathy.

Osteopaths will address:

– Posture – management of school bags and sitting positions in children is particularly important.

– Breathing Patterns – altered cavity pressures can affect the breathing mechanics and exacerbate scoliotic patterns.

-Muscular discomfort – using osteopathic techniques, massage, manipulation etc.

If you feel that you, or somebody you know, may be affected by Scoliosis and would benefit from advice and management then please do not hesitate to contact the clinic for a no-obligation conversation on how Osteopathy can help you!

Call now on 07951133697

Best wishes and health,

Fleur

Registered Osteopath

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COVID-19 – Update DECEMBER 2020
We Are STILL Open For Appointments

As osteopathy falls into the essential healthcare category we are pleased to confirm we are able to remain open during covid-19 restrictions.

Book now online OR get in touch directly.

We hope everyone continues to remain safe and healthy.

Please be assured that your health and safety is our number one priority and Government guidelines regarding PPE are being adhered to, alongside guidance from our regulating body, GOsC.

All patients are kindly asked to wear a mask on attending their appointments.

I am also offering virtual appointments via telephone or video conferencing.

Virtual appointments will be £20 if it is the first appointment and £15 there after. Payment will be discussed then.

All appointments can be booked online, via email or directly, so get in touch!