Osteopathy uses physical techniques on the soft tissues and bones to help the body heal and function properly.
The techniques used include:
To become an Osteopath requires 4 years of university training, exams, and at least 1000 hours of clinical experience.
Osteopaths are qualified to diagnose and treat conditions without you having seen a doctor. However, if it is necessary to exclude any significant medical condition or should scans be required, the osteopath will refer you to your own GP.
Osteopathy has research to support its effectiveness and is recognised by medical professionals.
Osteopathy is not currently widely available on the NHS, however if you have private health insurance you may be able to claim back all or part of the cost.