Practitioners: Ilias Sachpazidis
The Osteopath’s role is to help align the body and remove hindrances to allow the self-healing abilities of the body to function to the best of their ability. I work to establish an understanding of both the condition and the body of each particular patient so the treatments are tailored to the needs of each individual patient.
I have recently completed a course in modern acupuncture , but I also use Dry Needling as an adjunct to Osteopathy to help alleviate pain from muscles, is also helpful in an acute setting or when manipulation is not applicable.
Dry needling is the insertion of solid needles (that is to say that nothing is injected through the needle) into painful parts of muscles to relieve pain on those myofascial parts of the body. It should not be confused with traditional acupuncture as dry needling is but only one of the techniques an acupuncturist will use. This can be very beneficial when used with other manual therapies such as osteopathy especially in an acute setting.
Osteopathy is a mode of treatment that utilises the innate healing ability of the body and is based on the principle that how things move affect their function. The treatment itself comprises taking a case history to gather general information about the condition of the patient. Physical examination and testing will follow the case history and once sufficient information has been gathered we proceed to the treatment. The treatment will be carried out by the osteopath’s hands and might involve techniques from gentle mobilisation of the tissues to manipulation and adjustment of the joints.