Osteopathy is a safe and effective hands on treatment for patients with a great number of health problems. It aims to provide a rounded holistic treatment taking into consideration birth, work, family and life style in order to reduce the chances of re-injury. In addition, osteopathy looks at the relationship between how well your body is working and its potential for change.

When strains within the body are released interconnections between the different areas of the body are rebalanced, thus improving circulation and function. This leads naturally to an increase in vitality, allowing healing and relief to follow. Osteopathy is a safe style of treatment and it's risk of complications is so low as to be virtually immeasurable.

Osteopathy is very effective for patients who have general aches and pains and also minor injuries due to sports etc. An osteopath will look into the causes of a problem as it is their aim to stop the injury from re-occurring by reducing risk factors that first led to it.

Osteopaths have a skilled, specialised sense of touch that can detect an altered quality of motion caused by an injury in the tissues of the body.  Using Osteopathic techniques with their hands they aim to help the patient to feel more comfortable.

Osteopathy today is a well established and respected profession, with patients including doctors, MP's and members of the royal family.

All practitioners are fully trained for four years and are required by the regulator to update their skills every year.

In the UK Osteopathy is regulated by Government Statute, The Osteopaths Act of 1993.

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Conditions commonly seen by Osteopaths

  • Generalised aches and pains and fibromyalgia
  • Joint pains - including hip and knee pains from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • Lumbago
  • General, acute and chronic backache, sciatica
  • Uncomplicated neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury (i.e. whiplash)
  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)/migraine prevention and neuralgia
  • Frozen shoulder/shoulder and elbow pain/tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated muscular skeletal conditions of the back and neck
  • Circulatory and digestive problems
  • Digestion problems
  • Muscle spasms and cramps
  • Rheumatic and arthritic pain
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions
  • Inability to relax