What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment designed to provide pain relief for the body’s structural and mechanical problems. A gentle form of treatment, osteopathy can benefit most types of aches, pains and strains in people of every age.

We can help relieve

  • Backpain & the pain of sciatica
  • Neck pain / whiplash
  • The pain of arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle strain
  • Joint problems ie. knee, shoulder, feet or those associated with pregnancy

Osteopathy lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It recognises that most pain and disability stem from abnormalities in the function of the body structure.

Osteopathy assesses the mechanical, functional and postural state of the body.

Osteopaths spend most of their working lives dealing with chronic pain – from the legacy of the many untreated sports and work-related injuries to the arthritis of the elderly. The Osteopath’s role is to alleviate pain, to improve mobility and to make patients’ lives more comfortable. Osteopathy is a safe and natural approach to health care. The Osteopath focuses on the musculo-skeletal system; the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and soft connecting tissues, and the way in which their condition affects your body as a whole. Osteopathy identifies and treats faults, which occur because of injury, stress or perhaps disease. This helps enable the musculo-skeletal system to restore itself to normal function, relieve pain and to continue to work as efficiently as possible.A caring approach and attention to the individual is considered particularly important.