Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of musculo-skeletal 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.
Osteopath’s must study for four to five years in order to register with the General Osteopathic Council.
Osteopaths use a broad range of hands on measures during treatment; including soft tissue techniques, stretching, mobilisation and manipulation of joints. What techniques are used in your treatment is dependent on your age, fitness and diagnosis.
What’s the difference between Osteopathy and Chiropractic ?
Osteopathy and Chiropractic can be seen as two very similar disciplines in that they both treat musculo-skeletal complaints and both aim to improve musculo-skeletal function and hence general health and wellbeing overall.
The nature of practice and techniques used can differ between osteopaths and chiropractors, although they often use very similar techniques.
What can Osteopathy treat?
- low back pain
- neck pain or stiffness
- upper back pain or stiffness
- shoulder problems
- hip and knee pain
- workplace strains
- general aches and pains
Various insurers accepted. Please check with your insurer prior to treatment.