What and who can we treat?
Osteopaths treat a wide variety of conditions including:
Postural problems caused by driving or work strain
Changes to posture in pregnancy
Joint or muscular pain
Osteopaths treat a variety of people including the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people
How do we treat?
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerves supply to tissues and to help the body's own healing mechanisms.
It typically takes four years to train as an osteopath. The minimum qualification to become an osteopath is a four or five year degree, including at least 1000 hours of clinical practice
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a gentle and effective, hands-on approach to healthcare based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions.
It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual is influenced by the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.