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Massage

Gentler forms of massage benefit the more broad sweeping muscles and tissues of the body which help with injury prevention and healing response after injury.

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Tristan Hill B.Ost

Osteopath
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Sports massage

Sports massage is usually seen as very specific to the muscles that need to be worked on, and relate directly to the softening of over tight muscle tissue which may be very fatigued or may have been injured.

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Tristan Hill B.Ost

Osteopath
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Mobilisation

Mobilisation of the joints and the soft tissues around them is very beneficial for stiffened joints and arthritic conditions which cause a reduction in joint mobility. It involves the patient relaxing and the osteopath physically moving the patients limbs or spine to achieve a greater range of movement than when he started.

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Tristan Hill B.Ost

Osteopath
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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is becoming more and more regularly used in UK medicine. It involves the inserting of very fine needles into the body, often without pain, but can cause a very short term sensation of pain to some. I use medical dry needling which is different to Chinese acupuncture which works along meridian lines. Dry needling focuses on the specific structures felt to be causing the symptoms, placing a needle to the required depth to affect that structure. All the needles I use are single use sterile needles and are perfectly safe.

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Tristan Hill B.Ost

Osteopath
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Traction

Traction is a very pleasant and gentle form of treatment where we draw apart two surfaces of a joint to allow fluid to bathe the joint surfaces which aids lubrication, it is also very beneficial for nerve entrapment.

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Tristan Hill B.Ost

Osteopath
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Deep Friction

Deep frictionDeep friction is used to aid structures such as ligaments and tendons to heel properly after damage and requires an agitated prolonged period of pressure over the structure being treated.

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Tristan Hill B.Ost

Osteopath
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Effluage

Effluage is a technique we use to aid drainage from areas of the body involving long strokes with light pressure on the skin. An example of use would be swelling in the legs due to injury or age related difficulties.

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Tristan Hill B.Ost

Osteopath
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Trigger Point Theory

This involves a very similar process to acupressure with pressure held on a trigger point or a muscle in spasm until said spasm has stopped.

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Tristan Hill B.Ost

Osteopath
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Acupressure

Acupressure works along the same lines as acupuncture without the use of needles, and involves placing and maintaining pressure on points of the body which help to release tension. I find it very useful in many symptom presentations, such as nausea from neck and shoulder tension.

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Tristan Hill B.Ost

Osteopath