Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.
Common physical ailments which can be successfully treated using osteopathic techniques include:
- Back and neck pain
- Arthritic pain
- Problems with knees, shoulders, hands and feets
Osteopathy works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments, nervous system and connective tissues functioning smoothly together in order to maintain good nerve function and blood and lymphatic circulation.
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.
Osteopaths work with people of all ages – from babies and children through to the elderly – to help them maintain their bodies, prevent problems and overcome the everyday aches and pains. We offer everything from advice and treatment through to prevention and rehabilitation programmes.