Patients will typically see an Osteopath when they are feeling restricted in their movement, they are experiencing pain/discomfort or wish to remain balanced and feel the benefit of regular adjustments (or a combination of all three).

An Osteopath can also help prevent problems by pinpointing potential sources of pain before they develop further. Osteopaths are used to seeing people with pain in a wide variety of areas, and in some cases treatment can be focused away from the problem area as it may be that the underlying cause is located at a different point on the body.

This helps to treat the underlying cause as well as the presenting symptoms.

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What is Osteopathy? Looking for an Osteopath in Littlehampton?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment aimed at restoring and maintaining balance to the entire body, promoting overall health and wellbeing. It looks to treat the individual as a whole and is not isolated to the specific symptoms. Osteotherapy uses a combination of touch, physical manipulation, massage and stretching to help improve the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension and promote blood and nerve supply to connective tissues which in turn will help your body to return to a good state of health.

What is an Osteopathic treatment like?

Osteopathic treatment is gentle and effective, being tailored to each specific patient and using precision and minimum force. As well as hands on treatment you may also be provided with advice on how to maintain the benefits of the session going forwards. This can include stretches and lifestyle advice to help you stay in good health.
As a new patient, your Osteopath will spend time understanding your problem, your medical history and any previous treatments you have had as well as conducting clinical testing where necessary. A full osteotherapy consultation allows the treatment to be given in a way that is unique to you, as no two bodies are the same. They will also assess the balance and integrity of your whole musculo-skeletal system to fully comprehend where underlying causes may lie.
With this information, the Osteopath forms a considered plan for treatment and can apply it with gentle precision. Their extensive training combined with the information gained following a consultation makes it possible to encourage your body’s healing faculties to overcome the problem.

What can you expect from an Osteopathic visit?

Your initial consultation can last up to one hour. During this time, your Osteopath will take a detailed case history asking you questions regarding your symptoms, your past medical history, your diet and about your general health and lifestyle. This will allow your Osteopath to gain a better understanding about your pain and how your body functions. This process will enable your Osteopath to determine whether Osteopathy is suitable for you. If your Osteopath suggests Osteopathy isn't suitable for you at this time, they can refer you to your GP or request imaging (eg x-rays, MRIs etc) if needed.
The next part of your session includes the examination process. Here your osteopath will examine your posture, muscles, joints and tissue health. To help with your assessment, your Osteopath will also ask you to demonstrate some simple movements. Your Osteopath will explain what they are doing throughout your assessment. Finally, your Osteopath will explain their diagnosis and discuss a suitable osteopathic treatment plan for you - this may include exercises and lifestyle changes.

What to wear to your Osteotherapy appointment?

For your osteopathic appointment we find it's best you wear something flexible and comfortable. It is also an idea to wear something that will enable your Osteopath to assess the affected area (for example, shorts or a vest). It may be necessary for your Osteopath to ask you to remove some clothing in order to assess and treat the affected area.

We want all patients to feel at ease, so please let your practitioner know if you feel uncomfortable undressing at any point of your treatment. You may wish to bring someone to accompany you throughout your appointment.


Will my treatment hurt?

Osteopaths treat using a range of gentle hands on techniques. However, it may be possible that you experience some discomfort during or after your treatment. Your osteopath will inform you during your session if they feel a certain technique is likely to cause discomfort. If you feel uncomfortable at any point during your session or want your to stop your osteopathic treatment, please let your Osteopath know.

You may experience some mild soreness post treatment which can last up to 48hrs. If you feel you are experiencing some serious or unusual symptoms, please contact your Osteopath for advice.


What's Next? Looking for an Osteopath in Littlehampton?

Our main aim at the Littlehampton Natural Health Centre is to improve your quality of life. Whether this is through reducing your pain, increasing flexibility, improving posture, maintaining a healthy body or increasing your performance. We help people manage life in a more positive manner.


Osteopath: Ebony Jacklin

  • Osteopathic Initial Consultation (60 minutes) - £48 - Book Online
  • Osteopathic Follow Up Consultation (30 minutes) - £44 - Book Online
  • Osteopathy Free Assessment  - £0 - Book Online
  • 6-Treatment Plan (30 minutes) - £240 (£40 per session) - Book Online

Osteotherapy is available at Littlehampton Natural Health Centre on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Ebony Osteopathy Littlehampton

Osteopath in Littlehampton - Ebony Jacklin

Ebony uses a range of techniques including soft tissue massage, stretches, joint articulation, spinal manipulation as well as offering exercise recommendations during her treatment sessions. Her treatment focuses on investigating the main causes of symptoms before providing an individualised treatment plan and advice to help prevent problems arising again in the future.

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