What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of private healthcare that encourages the body to repair itself by using safe, natural, hands-on methods of treatment.
Following the initial consultation and diagnosis, we will provide a course of treatment tailor-made for each patient and their unique symptoms.
Osteopaths are specialists who are trained in the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of pain.
An osteopath believes that a breakdown in the body’s normal working patterns can result in stress and restriction. The body’s ability to maintain balance within the highly energy consuming musculoskeletal system can be compromised, affecting whole body health.
Our hands-on approach delivers treatment which is specific to the patient’s symptoms and level of comfort. We also encourage patients to help themselves between visits with advice and exercise. This maximises the effect of what is achieved during treatment and helps the body to heal.
Regulation and qualification
All osteopaths go through a minimum of four years clinical training prior to qualifying and must register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)in order to practice under the title. The British Osteopathic Association (BOA) is a service an osteopath chooses to join. It provides osteopaths with information on the profession and up to date research.
In recent years, osteopathy has gained more recognition from the NHS. The below link will take you to The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on acute and chronic low back pain, where osteopathy is a treatment option for low back pain sufferers.
Useful information about osteopathy and its history can be found at both of these sites. Click on the images below to be directed to their respective pages.