We are a family-oriented group practice in Exeter. Our osteopathic clinic provides help for a wide range of problems, some of which are well-known as osteopathic areas of interest, such as back pain, neck pain and sports injuries.
Other areas are perhaps less well-known; these include the treatment of babies after difficult or lengthy labour, who might have symptoms of colic, sleeplessness or persistent crying, or older people who develop problems after illness, injury or operations. Our clientele therefore might be of any age from two days old to a hundred years or more. We have the experience to cope with most eventualities.
As osteopathy deveoped as a total, wholistic medical practice initially, it has some relevance for its effect on the internal organs of the body. But it is much more widely known for its effect on the musculo-skeletal system, and that's where most of our work is done.
The following section describes some common complaints and tries to show how an osteopath might think with regard to the treatment of people with such problems.