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What is Osteopathy

People often think of osteopaths as back specialists. Whilst this is true, we also treat a wide range of mechanical disorders. Osteopathic treatment does not only target symptoms but treats the parts of the body and movemetn patterns that have caused the symptoms.

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on harmonious function between bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue. Basing treatment on the principle that treatment should aid in the body healing itself, osteopaths use various techniques to increase the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. This treatment often involves rehabilitation and actvie treatment leading to self-management, with patients encouraged and empowered to look after their own well being.

The National Institutes of Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises that GPs can safely refer patients to an osteopath for treatment. Osteopathy is available on the NHS in some areas of the UK.

Common conditions for which people seek our help include:
• Back Pain
• Sciatica
• Migraine
• Neck Pain
• Knee & Hip pain
• Rheumatic disorders including Fibromyalgia
• Sports Injuries
• Headaches
• Shoulder pain
• Ankle & Foot pain
• Repetitive Strain Injuries
• Problems during pregnancy
However, patients have found osteopathy helpful for many other conditions.