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What We Do

The aim of osteopathic treatment is primarily to treat an injury, plus anything that may be aggravating the injury. We believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance. Imagine, for example, a car that has one of its front wheels not quite pointing straight. It may run well for a while, but after a few thousand miles, the tyre will wear out. 

Changing the tyre will only fix if for a short while until you deal with the tracking which is the real problem.  You can apply this example to the human body, which is why it is so important to keep the whole body in good balance.  We use a wide range of techniques, including different types of soft tissue massage, joint articulation, cranial techniques, and joint mobilisation. This breadth of approach allows us to focus on every patient’s individual needs.

How Do We Do It

We take a full medical history and osteopathic assessment which includes making sure that we understand your day-to-day routine. We’ll ask you about things like diet, exercise, work and family commitments, as these may give clues to help our diagnosis and treatment. We may feel your pulse, check your reflexes, take your blood pressure or refer you for clinical tests, such as X-rays, if we think they are necessary.

Your Posture

We will look at your posture and how you move your body, assessing what happens when we move it for you to see what hurts, where and when.

Trouble Areas

Using palpation/touch, we can identify areas that are restricted/injured. When we have done this, we can diagnose your condition. We may sometimes feel that osteopathy is not appropriate for you and refer you to your GP or another specialist such as an orthopaedic surgeon.

Your Treatment

Treatment is different for every patient, based on your needs. We will discuss exercises that you can do to improve your posture and movement in your workplace and everyday life. We will also talk to you about the best form of exercise for you to do to prevent recurrence of your injury. This may include referring you to our specialist rehabilitation team including Pilates, yoga or a personal trainer. 



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Rugby Osteopathic Centre, 69 Albert Street, Rugby
Warwickshire, CV21 2SN, Tel: 01788 560646, Fax:01788 571318
Email: reception@rugbyosteopaths.co.uk

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