Osteopathy is a system of complementary medicine, involving the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the skeleton and musculature.
Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and manual treatment, which is recognized by the British Medical Association as a discrete clinical discipline. In 1993 Osteopathy became the first complementary health care profession to be accorded statutory recognition. All Osteopaths now must be registered with The General Osteopathic Council.
Osteopathy is the development of two of the oldest forms of treatment known to man: massage and manipulation. Osteopathy seeks to treat injury and disease by enhancing the body’s own natural healing process.
Pain is a warning signal that something is wrong. It is the body’s natural defense mechanism to alert you to a problem. Osteopaths diagnose the cause of pain and manipulate to reduce the level of your pain and suffering, whether it is a long-standing condition or a new injury.
The vast majority of patients that see an Osteopath will do so because of back or neck pain. Osteopathic manipulation is widely regarded as the treatment of choice for the treatment of mechanical problems of the spine.
A large proportion of an Osteopaths’ time is spent in dealing with the pain and suffering caused to patients as the result of arthritis. Many people assume that the symptoms of arthritis are untreatable and that they must learn to live with their pain and stiffness. Although the arthritic changes cannot be reversed, in many cases Osteopaths can help considerably to relieve pain and improve the quality of life for arthritis sufferers.
Whether you are a professional athlete or just exercising for fun, the less time you are away from your sport due to injury the better. We offer comprehensive sports injury treatment.
Osteopathic treatment throughout pregnancy can help the body adapt to the changes which are taking place. After a thorough assessment, gentle osteopathic treatment may help to relieve the aches and pains caused by growth of the baby and the reaction of the mother to this. Advice from your osteopath can help you to change your posture and learn to use your body correctly through pregnancy.
Osteopathy is a safe and natural approach to health care for all life stages. Osteopaths are increasingly being asked to treat babies and young children for complaints attributable to mechanical strains acquired before birth and during the birth process. Cranial-sacral therapy is a gentle form of Osteopathy treatment ideal for the treatment of babies and children.