What is osteopathy
Central to osteopathy is the relationship between the structure of your body and its function. Understanding the causes of any change in this relationship is key to developing a suitable treatment approach for you.
Osteopathy is a recognised and established method of diagnosis to identify and treat dysfunction or problems in the musculo-skeletal system. Osteopaths aim to return your body to health.
They use gentle touch and ‘hands-on’ techniques to diagnose and treat, so that pain and discomfort might be alleviated.
Osteopathy recognizes the whole body, not only its parts, so aspects of your lifestyle are taken into account to develop an individual treatment plan. Your treatment will incorporate simple, practical advice, exercises and stretches that are all important incorporate to aid recovery.
Osteopathy is for all of us at different times of our lives, and for a variety of reasons, but especially if you experience:
• work-related problems leading to back and shoulder pain, repetitive strain injury and headaches
associated with neck pain
• postural problems during and after pregnancy
• irritability in a newly born baby
• pain and stiffness in advancing years
injuries related to sports, hobbies, decorating and gardening