What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and hands-on treatment that focuses on the reciprocal relationship between structure and function of the body.
Osteopathic principles incorporate the concept of body unity; utilising a patient-centred approach to rebalance, maintain and inform physical and personal wellbeing. The osteopathic approach to healthcare places emphasis on diagnosing and addressing the root cause, and guiding the body to access its own potential to heal and repair itself.
Patient-specific osteopathic treatment, when applicable, may include joint and other soft tissue manipulation, including stretching and massage to aid joint mobility, release muscular tension, improve blood flow and neural transmission to the tissues. Take home advice and exercises will also form part of your treatment. In doing so, osteopathy promotes the body’s inherent capacity to heal.
- Osteopathy is a safe and highly regulated healthcare system
- The professional title ‘Osteopath’ is protected by law
- Osteopaths practicing in the UK must be registered with GOsC
- A GOsC registration mark shows that the Osteopath is a regulated health professional
I offer hands-on treatment to help people from all walks of life get back to doing the things they enjoy doing: e.g. active people with various sporting injuries; office workers with neck and shoulder pain; new mums with back pain, or people suffering with pain from osteoarthritis in their hips or knees. Whatever your age or lifestyle, I would be delighted to welcome you to my clinic.
Osteopathy has been successfully used to help a variety of medical conditions, including:
- generalised aches and pains
- joint pains including hip and knee pain
- arthritic pain
- general, acute and chronic back pain
- mechanical neck pain
- frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
- shoulder and elbow pain
- tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- circulatory problems
- digestion problems
- muscle spasms
- minor sports injuries and tensions
You may find the information in the following leaflets helpful: