Health & Fitness

Pain in the Neck

Word is out about professional, honest healthcare from Cape Town’s largest osteopathic practice, and 17 on Loader has all the info you need, just read on….

Dr. Gary Riley, Dr. Suzanne Riley and Dr. Colin Ingram graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in the United Kingdom.

All three practitioners have been involved in private practice both in the United Kingdom and South Africa and have over 15 years of clinical experience, effectively treating and managing musculo-skeletal pain.

Osteopathy is a unique form of physical therapy.  Not to be confused with Physiotherapy nor Chiropractic, Osteopathy provides a holistic and primary care approach to the treatment, rehabilitation and management of soft tissue, joint and skeletal pain and dysfunction.

Osteopathy can assist with the treatment of:

Back Pain, Disc Injuries, Pain in the Neck, Sciatica, Trapped Nerves, Headaches, Joint Pain (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot), Muscle Pain, Symptoms of Arthritis, Sport Related Injuries, Pain During Pregnancy, Infantile Colic, Sleepless / Irritable Babies, Latching & Suckling Difficulties to name a few.

Osteopathy looks to identify and address the cause of each patient’s pain and dysfunction, not simply treat the symptoms.

By taking this holistic and causation based approach to diagnosis and treatment, the aim is to reduce pain, improve function and most importantly, prevent recurrence.

Cape Town Osteopaths are specialists in their field.  Expertly trained, they are able to fully assess, diagnose and treat.  As such, the patient isn’t required to visit a G.P. / Doctor or other Specialist before their consultation.

Where necessary, they will refer for additional investigations such as X-rays, blood test and scans to assist in more complex problems.  They also use a tried and trusted network of other specialists when required, so you can be assured that you will receive the best possible treatment at all times.

Cape Town Osteopaths was established in 2005 after Drs. Gary & Suzanne Riley relocated from the United Kingdom to Cape Town.  Since this time, Cape Town Osteopaths has achieved an excellent reputation that has been founded upon an honest approach to healthcare.  They pride ourselves on the relationships of trust that we establish with our patients and they, in turn, are safe in the knowledge that they are in competent and trustworthy hands.

A few facts about Osteopathy:

Developed in the early 1870’s by an American Doctor.  (Chiropractic 1890’s and modern physiotherapy early 20th Century)

Osteopathy takes a global and holistic view of diagnosis and treatment. Suitable for all ages from new born to 90’s. Little or no reliance upon machine based treatment methods, simply effective hands-on treatment techniques. Only one to one consultations.  Average consultation time is 40 minutes. Osteopathy provides a wide array of treatment techniques in order to be able to treat soft tissue (muscles, tendon, ligaments, nerves) and joint conditions.

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If you are still unsure as to whether Osteopathy can help you, call the practice and speak to one of the Osteopaths.  They will be happy to discuss your problem and provide the pathway to the best source of treatment.

Cape Town Osteopaths (Central)                             Cape Town Osteopaths (South)

Cape Town Medi Spa                                                                          Openways Surgery

99 Kloof Street                                                                                      19 Belvedere Road

Gardens, 8001                                                                                          Claremont, 7808

Cape Town                                                                                                           Cape Town

For All Enquiries Telephone 021 671 4338


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