Personal message from Dr Matthew Franz, Osteopath at City Osteopathy

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all well and healthy. I just want to take the time to thank-you all for the support we’ve received at our clinic. We really appreciate it.
I have had a few patients contact me wondering what they can get treated so I thought I would provide a few examples of what we are seeing in the clinic during the current crisis.
Acute pain:
YES! Those that are suffering from any acute injury and therefore restricting them with pain! A lot of these patient don’t need or want to go hospital or GP. Manual therapy helps to improve their function of life.

Chronic Pain/ Ongoing Pain:
Those that have constant niggles through out the year – e.g. lower back pain. They may now be having flare ups due to lack of consistent treatment or working from home. These niggles may also be exacerbated by increased exercise! At the start of the crisis we initially delayed these “Maintenance treatments” however many patients need these treatments to support their everyday function.


Postural pain:
Many of you are sitting at new desk set-ups whilst working from home. The chair might not be at the correct height or even your laptop, keyboard and mouse. New pains can arise from this and its important to be treated for it so it doesn’t turn into an ongoing chronic problem.


But put simply, almost all conditions are acceptable to be treated. The Government have urged us to stay open to take the pressure off the front line health care system.
As many of you know I love to give you a few stretches! These can be done from home and don’t take long at all.