Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. It is suitable for everyone from the young to the not-so-young, and for anyone who suffers from aches and pains be that from chronic illness/conditions to acute injuries.

Your first appointment will last for around 60 minutes as we talk through your medical history and perform a number of relevant tests before diagnosing and treating. Follow-up appointments typically last 30 minutes, but 45 minute options are also available if required.

For your body to work well, its structure must also work well, so I will work to restore your body to a state of balance, without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. I will also provide advice on your posture and may prescribe exercises to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

Osteopaths can treat anyone from the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children to sports people, and see a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, repetitive strain injury, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.

Regulation
All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). The GOsC is the statutory body responsible for the professional, similar to that of the General Medical Council for the medical profession. It is a criminal offence for an individual to claim to be an osteopath who is not registered with GOsC.

Myofascial

Bodywork

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