What is Osteopathy?

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Effective hands-on approach to healthcare

 

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.  Qualified osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently.

In the UK, over 30,000 people every day visit an osteopath suffering from a variety of conditions* including neck or back pain, joint or muscular pain, minor sports injuries, recurring headaches and more. Many patients are pregnant women and children, those suffering with work strain, or pain and stiffness related to advancing years.

*Institute of Osteopathy: www.iosteopathy.org

 
 

The types of problems Osteopaths can help diagnose and treat include:

  • Neck, Back and Shoulder pains
  • Joint pains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Postural problems from work or injury
  • Minor Sports injuries
  • Headaches and Migraines
 
 

As you don’t need a referral from your doctor to see an osteopath, you will typically be able to see an osteopath quickly, without the long waiting times that often occur with other treatment options.

 
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