Osteopathy Archives | Devonshire Osteopaths

What colour is pain?

One of the things we do is to ask patients to describe what their pain or discomfort feels like. This is difficult for all of us – we can feel lots of different sensations as well as straightforward neck or back pain. There can be dull aches, twinges and grumbles all the way to sharp […]

Mar 2, 2016
Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors: What is the difference?

This is a question we are often asked. We have chosen to train and practice as osteopaths, but this does not mean that osteopathy is better than other systems of health care – it simply reflects our own choice. Osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors are all manual therapists principally involved in treating musculoskeletal dysfunctions or injuries. […]

Jul 24, 2013
Acupuncture and Osteopathy

One of the techniques we may suggest in appropriate cases to treat our patients is acupuncture. At Devonshire Osteopaths we practise a form of acupuncture or dry needling, consistent with the western medical model. This article explains briefly what acupuncture is and how we use it. Traditional Chinese acupuncture Acupuncture probably originated in China, where […]

Jul 24, 2013
Working with the Elderly

‘… not old, but mellow, like good wine …’ (taken from S. Phillips, Ulysses III.ii) Manual therapy often conjures up an image of young track-suited practitioners treating athletic patients who have suffered sports injuries. This is occasionally true – although neither of the practitioners at Devonshire Osteopaths are young or wear tracksuits, we do often […]

Jul 23, 2013