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.