What osteopathy is
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions. Osteopaths work on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments, nervous system and connective tissues ensuring that all these structures of the body are functioning smoothly together. Osteopaths are highly competent primary healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently. You do not need to see your GP before seeing your Osteopath.
People most commonly refer to osteopaths for:
Lower Back pain
Joint or muscular pain
Foot and Ankle Pain
Inability to relax
Minor sports injuries
Provides a diagnosis
Will screen for serious medical conditions and, if need be, provide routes for onward referral
Aids recovery from injury
Helps postural imbalances
Can benefit overall health and quality of life
If you feel any of the above relates to you, we can help.