Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and manual treatment that recognizes and promotes the good health of the musculo-skeletal system: the muscles, joints, ligaments and tissue under the skin. Osteopaths take into consideration all aspects of a person’s health, rather than limiting themselves to the symptoms.
Osteopaths work with their hands. This allows them to tailor each treatment personally to the patient as they constantly monitor changes in the tissues. Osteopaths treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. Using a specially developed sense of touch they investigate and identify the problem areas throughout the body and then select the treatment technique most appropriate to the individual to encourage and help the body to return to its normal efficient function.
Osteopaths have undergone an extensive four or five year degree course covering anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human body. This enables them to evaluate the best course of action and whether osteopathic treatment is suitable for you.
Osteopathy is recognised by the British Medical Association and in 1993 became the first complementary healthcare profession to be accorded statutory recognition.