Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on the body’s skeleton and the joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs.

Osteopathy can help with:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Disc problems
  • Curvatures of the spine
  • Sports injuries

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Asthma, sinusitis and bronchitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder elbow and wrist problems
  • Tendonitis and RSI
  • Hip, knee and ankle problems
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ problems

Osteopathy is recognised by the British Medical Association and uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis.  In 1993 osteopathy became the first major complementary health care profession to be awarded statutory recognition under the 1993 Osteopaths Act. All osteopaths must have demonstrated to their registering body- the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)- that they are a safe and competent practitioner. Osteopaths have to train for a minimum of four years. They also have to carry out continuing professional development in order to stay registered.

Osteopaths consider each person as an individual. Utilising a highly developed sense of touch they identify problem areas of the body. Using gentle stretching and mobilising techniques as well as manipulating joints, an osteopath works with the body to create the perfect conditions to facilitate the healing process. Advice can also offered on diet, lifestyle, exercise and posture, including a healthy work posture.

Cranio-sacral osteopathy uses very gentle techniques in which the osteopath can identify and correct mechanical disturbances in the skull and throughout the body. It can help with a wide range of conditions and is particularly effective in restoring balance after accidents and injuries, and with the treatment of babies, children and pregnant mothers.

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