Osteopath Leicester and Rutland

This page provides an overview of what osteopathy is, what osteopathic treatment involves and the regulation of osteopathy.

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.

To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

Avin Patel has many years experience as a qualified Osteopath, you can book an appointment with Avin in one of his clinics in Leicester.

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Who do osteopaths treat?

Osteopaths treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, and their treatments can be tailored to each age group and their specific needs.

Here’s a brief overview of the diverse range of people who can benefit from osteopathic treatment:

  • Infants and Children: Osteopaths treat conditions related to birth trauma, developmental issues, and common childhood ailments like ear infections or growth-related pains.
  • Adults: They help manage chronic conditions such as back pain, arthritis, and repetitive strain injuries, as well as acute problems like sports injuries or the physical impacts of stressful lifestyles.
  • Pregnant Women: Osteopathic treatment can help manage the discomforts of pregnancy, such as back pain and sciatica, and can assist in preparing the body for childbirth.
  • Elderly: For older adults, osteopathy can help increase mobility, improve circulation, and reduce pain associated with conditions like osteoarthritis.
  • Athletes: Osteopaths provide care for sports injuries and offer advice on injury prevention and performance enhancement.

Osteopathy’s holistic approach means that it not only addresses specific medical issues but also helps improve overall well-being and quality of life.

What can a Osteopath help me with?

Osteopaths treat a variety of conditions that affect the muscles, joints, and spine. Their approach is holistic and aims to improve the overall health and functionality of the body. Here are some common issues that Avin Patel can help with:

  • Back Pain: This includes lower back pain, chronic stiffness, and issues related to posture
  • Neck Pain: Such as pain resulting from poor posture, whiplash, or repetitive strain injury.
  • Shoulder Issues: Including rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, and general shoulder pain.
  • Joint Pain: Treatment for conditions in knees, hips, wrists, and elbows, such as arthritis or sports injuries.
  • Headaches and Migraines: Often related to tension in the neck or musculoskeletal problems.
  • Sports Injuries: Help in recovery and prevention of injuries related to various sports.
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries: Conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow.
  • Pregnancy-related Discomfort: Including back pain and changes in posture during pregnancy.
  • Digestive Issues: Techniques that can help alleviate symptoms of digestive problems.

We use a range of techniques including manual therapy (such as massaging soft tissues and manipulating joints), stretching, and mobilisation. We can also provide advice on posture, exercise, and lifestyle to help manage conditions and prevent them from recurring.



Initial Osteopathy Appointment

£ 70.00


Follow up Osteopathy Appointments From

£ 57.00

Prices correct as of April 2024

MSK Osteopath

Offers emergency appointments in the evenings, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Our osteopath is a specialist of Sports & Exercise Medicine, Medical
Acupuncture and commonly sees patients over the weekend.

The clinic is registered with all major health insurance companies.

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