What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathic treatment is a safe, natural and effective form of hands-on treatment that relieves pain and stiffness to help restore you to normal activity. Whilst osteopathy is based on the principle that the body is capable of self-healing, it does need a helping hand from time to time. Osteopaths treat the person, not the condition. We work with structural imbalances that are present in the body to restore a state of physical balance.

What conditions can osteopaths treat?

Osteopaths see and help patients with a wide range of problems including:

  • General aches and pains
  • Joint pains
  • Arthritic pain
  • Acute or chronic back pain/back ache
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasm
  • Neck pain
  • Headache (arising from the neck) and migraine prevention
  • Frozen shoulder/other shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain/tennis elbow (arising from the back and neck)
  • Digestion problems
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inability to relax
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Minor sports injuries
  • Hip and knee pain

The Advertising Standards Agency will only allow osteopaths to mention conditions that have proven efficacy via large-scale clinical trials. So even though many osteopathic patients report improvements in other conditions, they are unable to be listed here because large-scale data is not available for them.

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What training do osteopaths have?

All of our osteopaths have undertaken 4 or 5 year training courses in order to be fully qualified to practise. We are all experienced in practice and regularly update our skills and knowledge as part of our registration with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

What are your professional standards?

All of our osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council. We are members of the Institute of Osteopathy and adhere to their Patient Charter.

What does a visit involve?

To find out more about what your visit will involve, please click here.

Would you like further information?

Please contact us on 01234 823621 if you would like to find out whether osteopathy could help you or your child.