What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a very effective and safe treatment for a vast number of health problems. An Osteopath recognises that much of the pain and disability suffered can be due to changes in function. This altered function might be due to an injury or the result of a disease process.
Osteopathy works by addressing stresses & strains within the body & by rebalancing interconnections allowing the body to work more harmoniously and thus, improve circulation and general function. The healing process naturally becomes more effective in this environment and pain relief quickly follows. Osteopaths aim to prevent an injury from recurring & to do this they may need to make suggestions about modifying your activities and work environment.
Osteopaths use many diagnostic procedures that feature in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. The patient assessment is unique and includes a mechanical, functional and postural evaluation. Treatment & management is developed for the individual needs of the patient.
All Osteopaths practising in the UK have completed a four or five-year degree programme, incorporating the study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition and biomechanics. To remain registered with the General Osteopathic Council we are required to attend continued professional development courses to ensure we are fully up to date.
Osteopathy is regulated by Government Statute, The Osteopaths Act of 1993.