SARAH DODENHOFF, Registered Osteopath has opened a second clinic, in Moreton on the Wirral, and welcomes patients both old and new to the practice.
Sarah has practised in the Warrington, Cheshire, Wirral and Merseyside areas for many years, and has a successful clinic in Warrington. She offers osteopathy to patients of all ages, from the newborn to the elderly.
As well as treating adults with structural osteopathy, Sarah is trained in cranial osteopathy, a very gentle technique suitable for everyone especially babies and the elderly.
Osteopathy is a safe approach to health care which looks at the whole patient, not simply treating the problems, but improving the underlying health of the tissues. With a highly developed sense of touch the osteopath carries out treatment using manipulation, soft tissue stretching, rhythmic joint movements and gentle releasing techniques.
Among the conditions osteopathy can help with are neck, shoulder and back pain, sciatica and fibromyalgia, whiplash, arthritic stiffness and rheumatic pain, and minor sports injuries. Osteopathy is also useful in treating digestive and circulatory problems, tension and the inability to relax, and aches and pains.
Back pain is very common among all ages and is one of the main reasons for absence from the workplace. It can be severe and debilitating and may not always occur immediately after injury, as the body is good at adapting to injuries and accommodating them. However the disruption to spinal mechanics can lead to a build up of strain and tension over time, and often cause problems in other areas as well as the back, such as undue fatigue, mood swings, depression, disturbed sleep, headache, period problems, digestive and circulatory problems and vulnerability to infections due to a depleted immune system. Many of these improve during a course of osteopathic treatment.
Sarah is also a qualified Children’s Osteopath, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy and a special interest in treating babies, children, pregnant women.