Osteopathy works with the structure and function of the body. To an Osteopath for your body to work well all of its parts must work well together.
Osteopaths treat each patient as an individual. They use touch, physical manipulation, stretching, active movement 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. They also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
Osteopathic treatment does not only target symptoms but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good balance and fluids can freely circulate.
Osteopaths assess and treat people of any age from the elderly to children and from pregnant women to sports people. Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions, not just back problems.
Common conditions that Osteopaths treat are:
- back and neck pain
shoulder and arm problems
- pelvis, hip and leg problems
sports and other injuries.
- arthritic pain
If you want to discuss how osteopathy could help you please contact me.
For more information about what Osteopaths do and how they do it visit the British Osteopathic Association's website.
All Osteopaths in the UK are regulated by The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an Osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC. For information on how the GOsC maintain high standards in osteopathic practice visit The General Osteopathic Council.