Osteopathy in New Ross

Effective, whole body musculoskeletal care. Easily accessible from Waterford & Wexford.

Expert osteopathic care

Here at Just One Body, we pride ourselves on providing expert osteopathic care to individuals from all walks of life. Whether you are an avid sports enthusiast suffering persistent pain, or an office worker in discomfort experiencing tightness or tension due to posture or repetitive movements, our expert clinicians will work closely with you to tailor a plan to alleviate your symptoms and get back to full and pain-free movement.

We are an osteopathic, sports therapysports massage clinic in Raheen, County Kilkenny. We have free parking on-site, easily accessible from the surrounding area including County Wexford and County Waterford. To find out more about how our clinicians can help you, use our quick and easy online booking system to book your free 15-minute introductory appointment now.

What is Osteopathy?

The main goal of osteopathy is to help the body to heal itself through non-invasive manual techniques. Our osteopaths use methods such as joint manipulation, myofascial release, stretches and tissue massage, aiming to heal any particular problem you are facing, and to promote overall mobility, musculoskeletal health and wellbeing.

Osteopathy in the UK is one of the 14 recognised allied health professions, with osteopaths training for a minimum of 4 years at degree or masters level. Our clinicians are trained primary care practitioners, meaning our learning allows us to screen for more serious medical conditions so we can refer you quickly to your GP or consultant if we believe your pain is not a musculoskeletal issue.

Osteopathy treatments and methods

Osteopathy incorporates a variety of hands-on techniques. The practice of osteopathy focuses on manual methods and manipulation, utilising hands-on treatments rather than medication, in order to help the body heal itself. We will work closely with you to create a bespoke plan making use of the most effective methods for your individual needs, whether you suffer from constant pain, reduced movement or are in rehabilitation for a sports injury. Some of the methods and treatments we use are:

Spine and joint manipulation

One of the most characteristic treatment modalities of osteopathy, direct joint and spinal manipulation involves the practitioner manually opening joints to help alter pain receptor signals to the brain, this is called a high velocity thrust. This often creates a clicking or cracking sound as fluid changes into a gas quickly, in the same way as it does when someone cracks their knuckles. The technique is painless and completely safe.

Trigger point therapy

Over time, we can develop tightness or tension around “trigger points” in the musculoskeletal system. These trigger points can become a source of pain, tightness, discomfort or other symptoms. Our osteopaths will identify the trigger points that are causing discomfort and carefully apply pressure and compression to relieve and release the tightness, bringing relief and increased movement.

Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)

Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) are a form of manual therapy used by osteopaths to treat musculoskeletal issues. The goal is to improve muscle function and increase joint mobility. Typically, muscle energy techniques use stretching, controlled positioning and muscle contraction, with the patient actively contracting a muscle or group of muscles against a counterforce provided by the clinician. Sometimes the osteopath will apply pressure to a specific area for a specific amount of time, holding a constant pressure for 5 or 10 seconds before releasing.

Soft tissue manipulation

Soft tissue manipulation refers to manual methods used to treat issues and symptoms found in the soft tissue. These tissues include muscles, fascia, ligaments and tendons. The clinician will use their hands and forearms to move, adjust and manipulate the soft tissues to reduce your pain and bring relief. Your osteopath may use specialised equipment to aid in the treatment in order to accurately address the source of your discomfort.

Joint mobilisation

Our osteopaths use joint mobilisation techniques to reduce pain, improve joint flexibility and enhance your overall range of movement. Joint mobilisation involves passive repeated movements of a specific joint in order to increase joint movement. Usually these movements are slow and deliberate, with your clinician repeating the movement of the specific joint as needed. Joint mobilisation works on a graded scale, with grade 1 involving pain relief and gentle movements, slowly increasing to grade 5, which usually includes “high velocity thrust”.

Is osteopathy right for me?

Our osteopathic practitioners use a patient-centric approach, tailoring treatments to individual needs. We will work with you and decide on the treatments that suit your particular needs in order to give you the maximum possible benefit. We will also offer advice and information on small changes you can make at home or in your personal or professional life. Small changes can make a big difference, including dietary advice, help with posture, relaxation techniques or stretches and exercises you can do at home in order to aid the healing process and bring you further relief.


So whether you suffer from a chronic condition such as sciatica or arthritis, you experience persistent or constant pain or discomfort that is holding you back, or you are simply exploring ways to regain lost movement in your joints or muscles, our osteopaths can help.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about whether osteopathy can help, please feel free to book a free 15-minute introductory session and we will be happy to help you, either on the phone or in person.

How can I book an appointment?

Booking an appointment is simple, and if it is your first appointment with us, we offer a free 20-minute introductory session. Simply use our quick and easy online booking system, email us on info@justonebody.ie for more information or call us now on 051 432 006. Our clinic is conveniently located in the townland of Raheen in County Kilkenny, just off of the N25.