What is Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage, with the aim of:
increasing the mobility of joints
relieving muscle tension
enhancing the blood supply to tissues
helping the body to heal
They use a range of techniques, but don’t use drugs or surgery.
In the UK, osteopathy is a complementary or alternative medicine (CAM), and is different from conventional western medicine. Osteopathy can reduce pain and restore movement in the body, helping you to return to your former health and maintain it.
You can consult with our resident osteopathy for effective, individualised treatments for many conditions, including those listed below.
Back & neck pain
Sciatica and ‘trapped nerves’
Joint pains (shoulders, hips, knees, joints of hands and feet etc)
Headaches related to neck tension
Arthritic pain & rheumatic pain
Muscle spasms and other muscular complaints