What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy based predominantly on the health and healing of the musculoskeletal system. Hands on techniques are used to influence the body’s structure. Osteopaths believe that when the body’s framework is balanced and working correctly, the bodies systems can also function well.

Osteopathy is a holistic philosophy, the body must be considered as a whole due to the connections that link the entire body; every part of the body can influence another. Additionally, Osteopaths take a holistic interest in the external factors on the body such as diet, exercise and lifestyle.

Osteopaths aim at treating not only symptoms but also underlying causes to dysfunction. This ensures the best chance of long-term relief.

Osteopathy focuses on all structural elements of the body including muscles, joints and bones and in doing so can influence the health of the bodies systems including lymphatics, viscera, nerves and circulation.

Osteopaths are trained and qualified to assess and diagnose your problem and then provide you with a treatment plan.