What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems. Through hands on treatment, osteopathy helps the body to heal, restores normal function and relieves symptoms. It does not involve the use of drugs or surgery.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance using touch, stretching, movement and physical manipulation to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help the body’s own healing mechanisms. They also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health, and prevent symptoms recurring.
What can Osteopaths help you with?
Patients of all ages and from all walks of life approach osteopaths for treatment of a wide range of conditions, including:
Low back pain
Neck and upper back pain
Joint pains / the pain of arthritis
Repetitive strain and work related injuries
Foot ankle, knee, hand and elbow problems
Effects of trauma (e.g. whiplash)