Osteopathy is an established and recognised patient focused manual approach to restoring, maintaining and promoting physical and psychosocial well-being.
Osteopathy is recognised to treat a variety of medical conditions including: generalised aches and pains, arthritis, neck ache, back ache and sciatica. Pain from other joints and conditions may also be treated (please see our comprehensive list below).
Osteopaths improve the body’s function, by working on the joints, muscles and ligaments to stimulate blood flow for oxygenation and repair and modulating the effects of the nervous system, enabling a reduction in pain.
Osteopathy is a healthcare profession that requires degree training including an intensive four years of anatomy, physiology, pathology, nutrition, sports rehabilitation pediatrics and orthopaedics. All Osteopaths in the UK have been regulated by law since 1993 by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). All our Osteopaths at this practice have a full Osteopathic degree, are fully insured and are registered with the GOsC . We can refer you on for further tests, such as a blood test or X-ray, if required.
Conditions We Treat
Osteopathy is a system of manual therapy, that can help with many medical conditions. According to the Advertising Standards Agency these include:
• generalised aches and pains,
• joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis (OA) as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
• arthritic pain,
• general, acute & chronic backache, back pain
• uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
• headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / migraine prevention
• frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
• circulatory problems,
• digestion problems,
• joint pains, lumbago,
• muscle spasms,
• inability to relax,
• rheumatic pain,
• minor sports injuries and tensions.