Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.
Using skilled evluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopaths can identify important types of dysfunction in your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues.
Osteopathy can treat a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, RSI, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and sports injuries.
Osteopathic medicine is also very effective during pregnancy and early childhood. Treatment can be used in conjunction with your normal medication and can be adapted to treat any age or conditions. Patients do not need a referral from their G.P.