Osteopathy was developed in America in the 19th Century and has been used in the UK since 1900.
Since 1993 all osteopaths have been registered and conform to stringent regulations, only those osteopaths who have demonstrated that they are safe and competent are allowed to join the register.
Osteopathy is suitable for people of all ages including babies and small children.
Osteopathy’s popularity has grown so much so that the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends osteopathic treatment for lower back pain.
Osteopathy works on the principle that physical structure and function are linked. Pain and ill health come from a disruption in this link, so the treatment looks at each patient as a whole rather than taking the problem in isolation.
The aim of osteopathic treatment is to enable each patients’ healing process, to minimise their symptoms and maximise their functional ability. This is accomplished through the gentle application of a combination of osteopathic techniques, advice and exercises.
The techniques used are normally direct and manual in nature and are focussed on helping you to overcome your injury or discomfort.