About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer from stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused by disease.

Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. It’s main strength lies in the unique way that the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint. The manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.

Osteopaths use soft tissue technique and massage as well as mobilisation, manipulation (adjustments, which are low impact, no undue force is used, the patient remains in control at all times. Nothing is done without your knowledge or consent.), cranial osteopathy, exercises and postural advice to help relieve the following and more:

  • Back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Sport injuries
  • Postural problems
  • Trapped nerves
  • Arthritic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Knee ankle and foot problems
  • Tennis and golfers elbow
  • Tension
  • Circulatory problems
  • Muscle spasm/tension
  • Neuralgia
  • Digestive problems
  • Fibromyalgia(Fibrositis)
  • Lumbago
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Whiplash

Osteopathic practise is statutorily regulated by the General Osteopathic Council – (Osteopathy Act 1993)