So what is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a way of diagnosing, treating and preventing health problems through looking at the way the body’s muscles, bones and tissues move.
Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions. Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently
Many people use Osteopathy as a way of treating aches and pains whilst minimising the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths work with their hands, using a wide range of treatment techniques, including massage, stretching and manipulation, as well as gentle release techniques that are suitable for children and elderly people. As well as hands-on treatment an Osteopath may recommend a programme of exercises to aid recovery.
Not just for backs! Osteopathy can be used to treat a huge range of musculoskeletal conditions including neck pain, work-related postural problems, sciatica, frozen shoulder, pregnancy-related aches and pains, sports injuries, headaches and the symptoms of arthritis.
Click here to see how Osteopathy can help treat injuries and complaints in various parts of the body.