What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints.
Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage, with the aim of increasing the mobility of joints, relieving muscle tension, enhancing the blood supply to tissues, helping the body to heal. They use a range of techniques that don’t include medication or surgery.
Meet our Osteopath
Michael Andreou, BSc (Hons) Ost Med.
"I have been consulting in musculoskeletal health for over 10 years and offer extensive knowledge of joint biomechanics, sports injuries and rehabilitation to build an integrated approach to treatment, whilst keeping the patient involved in their own recovery. I am also able to communicate clearly to ensure my patients understand the cause of their pain and how commitment to a realistic treatment plan can aid success.
I specialise in a general musculoskeletal health and with a special interest in pelvic and spinal mechanics and sports injuries. I use a holistic approach to pain and treatment that involves joint and spinal manipulation to help loosen a stiff joint. Joint and spinal mobilisation to loosen stiff joints and ease painful joints. Soft tissue techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and muscle energy techniques. I also prescribe corrective exercise where necessary.
I am also pleased to be a guest lecturer at the International College of Osteopathic Medicine in Italy leading the program in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and biomechanics."
What we treat
At Perform Southampton our osteopath treats patients with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints such as:
Michael also treats conditions not directly related to muscles bones and joints including headaches and migraines.
How to book
For more information about our Osteopathy service at Perform Southampton or to book an appointment please contact the centre on 023 8076 4348.