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Colin Henshaw and Treatment

TREATMENT APPROACH

Osteopathy is, in essence, a holistic healthcare medium and treatment is based on the philosophy that we should treat the whole body, as necessary, and not just the presenting complaint. The patients’ symptoms are considered in the context of a full medical history, which includes reference to lifestyle and personal circumstances. This approach ensures that all treatment is tailored to the individual patient.

Colin describes himself as a traditional osteopath, and a typical treatment session involves a combination of tissue massage, articulatory and manipulative techniques, and gentle stretch and release methods of treatment. Colin’s modus operandi is methodical, thorough and effective. Treatment sessions last for one hour which allows sufficient time to better understand the nature of the problem and treat accordingly. Colin welcomes challenging cases, particularly in the arena of sports injuries. He specialises in myofascial release and ligamentous articular balance techniques, and these treatment methods are often required to successfully treat complicated sports-related strain injuries of a persistent or recurring nature.

INSURANCE

All major health insurance policies are covered for both private and corporate patients.

TREATABLE CONDITIONS

Osteopaths are capable of treating many ailments and disorders. Below is an A-Z compendium of various conditions successfully treated by Colin since he qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1981:

ACHILLES TENDONITIS, ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT STRAIN, ANKLE SPRAINS, ARTICULAR STRAIN INJURIES, BONY SUBLUXATION, BRACHIAL PLEXUS SYNDROME, BURSITIS, CALF MUSCLE DAMAGE, CHONDROMALACIA PATELLA, COCCYGEAL DISPLACEMENT, COMPRESSED SACRUM, COMPUTER NECK, DELAYED ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS, DIZZYNESS, DRIVER’S KNEE, EARACHES, FLAT FOOT, FROZEN SHOULDER, GOLFER’S ELBOW, GROIN STRAIN, HAMSTRING-PULL, HEADACHES, HIP IMMOBILITY, ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME, KNEE CARTILAGE STRAIN, LUMBAGO, MEDIAL LIGAMENT DAMAGE, MIGRAINES, MUSCLE STRAINS, MYOFASCIAL TENSIONS AND TORSIONS, NERVE ROOT IRRITATION, OSTEOARTHRITIC CONDITIONS, PATELLA-PULL, PLANTAR FASCIITIS, PROLAPSED DISC, QUADRICEPS MICROTEARS, REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURIES, RIB JOINT STRAINS AND RESTRICTED RIB MOVEMENT, ROTATOR CUFF DAMAGE, SACRO-ILIAC JOINT STRAIN, SACROILIITIS, SORE THROATS, SPINAL CURVATURE, SPONDYLARTHROSIS, SPONDYLOLYSTHESIS, TENNIS ELBOW, TENSE SHOULDERS AND NECK, TINNITUS, TWISTED PELVIS, VERTEBRAL MALALIGNMENT, WHIPLASH