WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions, regulated and recognised by NHS England as one of the 14 allied health professions. As a health care system it has an emphasis on all structural and functional elements of the body, so the bones, muscles, and joints which are collectively known as the musculoskeletal system.

Registered Osteopaths and Medical Practitioners receive similar basic medical education, completing 4-5 years of training which includes 1000 hours of hands-on clinical teaching alongside academic studies and research.

Osteopaths have the unique skill of 'palpation', using hands to help to discover the underlying causes of pain. We then use manual methods of treatment consisting of soft tissue massage, passive movements of the joints, and if appropriate gentle stretching, massage, and manipulations.

Osteopath treatment is covered by most health insurance companies. To check if we accept your insurance company please visit our FAQs.

WHO DO WE TREAT?

Osteopathy can benefit everyone. People of all ages, from all walks of life, and in various states of health can gain relief and recovery.  

Adults

Pregnant women & babies

Children

Using a  holistic and person-centred approach an osteopathic treatment can support people through key changes in life, whether they bring emotional or physical challenges. The fast-paced lives we have nowadays can encourage poor posture and repetitive activities that result in stiffness and tension. Osteopathy offers a holistic and gentle way to reset the body and enable optimum health.

OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENTS

Osteopathic Treatments

Osteopathy is a gentle hands-on form of complementary healthcare used to alleviate the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain. An Osteopath will aim to diagnose and treat the root cause of your condition while at the same time alleviating the symptomatic area.

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CRANIAL osteopathy

Crania Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle form of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body and is suitable for babies, young children, pregnant women, and chronic pain sufferers or long-term pain conditions.

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WHAT TO EXPECT on your first visit?

A thorough case history is taken at the first consultation, relating to your symptoms and any previous complaints.

An examination will then be made of the problem area and any associated areas. 

A diagnosis will be reached which will be discussed with you, and treatment will then start using techniques most appropriate to the person and the complaint

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