Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and treatment with itís main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is a safe and effective form of physical medicine that reduces or removes pain by treating muscles and joints. Osteopathy is also recognised by the British Medical Association as a discrete clinical discipline.

At your initial visit, a full detailed case history will be taken, followed by an examination and detailed assessment of your movements and areas of muscle tension to establish a diagnosis. It may also be necessary to carry out additional special tests to aid the diagnosis.

Osteopathy is an effective treatment for a wide variety of painful and chronic conditions. It incorporates various gentle techniques such as soft tissue massage, stretching techniques, articulation and manipulation of the affected joints. Every patient is unique and therefore the treatment is tailored to suit their individual needs to restore normal movement and posture.

OSTEOPATHY AND PATIENT PROTECTION

Osteopaths are trained to the highest standards and as a legal requirement, they are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and have to be insured. They are also required to regularly update their knowledge and skills with additional training.