What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a primary healthcare system, complementary to other medical practices. It is suitable for almost anyone and can contribute to alleviating an enormous range of conditions.

Osteopathy recognises that much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from the stresses and strains we put on our body's in everyday life. Osteopaths recognise the relevance that psychological and social factors play in affecting our health and form important part of the diagnosis. 

Osteopaths use their hands to help reduce inflammation (swelling), muscle spasms and restrictions in the muscles and joints, by a variety of techniques ranging from massage of muscles and connective tissues, stretching, rhythmical joint movements and manipulations (“clicking”) right through to the very gentle cranial techniques to help the body's natural healing ability.


Useful Links

Arthritis research UK
General Osteopathic Council
Institute of Osteopathy (IO)
Osteopathic Clinic for Children
British School of Osteopathy