What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of natural medicine that uses a number of manual techniques to identify stress, strain and dysfunction within the human body. Osteopathy aims to re-establish the inherent healing power that the body possesses through gentle manipulation and movement of the joints, tendons and ligaments.
Through improvement in the physical structure of the body, improvements in function are made, affecting all the systems of the body from nerve conduction, respiration, digestion and general levels of vitality.
Is Osteopathy right for me?
Osteopaths treat people not conditions. We recognize that the circumstances of each patient are unique to them and only treat when we have made a thorough assessment and diagnosis of their problem.
At the Practice patients as old as 90 and as young as 2 days have benefited from osteopathic treatment with treatment techniques chosen according to medical history and age. Although many patients enjoy being manipulated it is not appropriate for everyone and alternative techniques are then used.
Osteopathic treatment and its effectiveness is well researched and is approved of by the General Medical Council.
Osteopathy is a 4-5 year degree course covering in depth anatomy, physiology, neurology and pathology, as well as osteopathic techniques.
In addition to coursework over 1000 hours in supervised clinics have to be completed before the degree can be awarded.
All Osteopaths have to be fully registered with the governing body called the General Osteopathic Council and are fully insured.
Gosc registration Number 6423