Osteopathy

Osteopathy can treat a wide range of conditions and ailments. In addition to neck and back problems it can even treat things including digestive and circulatory problems

Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that treats the muscular skeletal system including muscles, ligaments, nerves, joints and problems related to its function.

The Osteopaths aim is to maximise the function of the muscular skeletal system, enhancing the patient`s ability to self heal and in turn improve their well being and vitality.

Osteopathy is very effective at resolving aches and pains, it explains the reason for the patient’s pains, it treats the problem, and then helps the patient with advice and exercises to prevent reoccurrence.

Osteopaths use their highly skilled senses of touch to evaluate diagnose and treat, their patients using a variety of techniques including massage, manipulation, movement of the joints, stretching, and cranial osteopathy.

A wide variety of conditions can be treated(see conditions we treat). Some of the conditions we treat people would often associate with osteopathy such as neck low back upper and lower limb pain. Osteopathy also looks at the function of the whole muscular skeletal system and its effect on the rest of the body.

In the UK Osteopathy is regulated by Government Statute the Osteopaths Act 1993 and the General Osteopathic Council and it is a criminal offence to describe oneself as an osteopath unless registered with this body.

All osteopaths are trained full time (or part time equivalent) for four years, and are required to update their skills (CPD continual professional development) every year. You can be assured that osteopathy is safe and one the most effective forms of treatments available.