What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment predominantly targeted at the musculoskeletal system (muscles, joints, ligaments etc…). Osteopaths take a broad, holistic, view of patients; appreciating that many factors beyond the area of pain, such as your lifestyle, occupation and life stresses can affect your body and symptoms. Treatment and management will include both hands-on techniques such as manipulation, stretching and massage, as well as rehabilitative exercise, advice and education on your complaint and setting goals in order to get you on the road to recovery
What can Osteopathy help?
Although Osteopaths are most commonly known for treating back and neck pain, they can also help manage complaints such as joint and muscle injuries (shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, elbow for example…), sports injuries, arthritic pain and headaches related to the neck. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any specific questions regarding conditions we may help manage.
Osteopaths train for a minimum of 4 years at undergraduate level and alongside studying anatomy, physiology, technique and research methods must complete over 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice. By law, all Osteopaths in the UK must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), who regulate the practice of Osteopathy in the UK, ensuring that all Osteopaths are appropriately trained, insured and keep up to date with continued professional development.”