Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Osteopaths believe the structure and function of the body are reciprocally interrelated, with health being dependant on the blood, nerves, muscles, joints and soft tissues working in harmony together.
Treatment aims to restore the structure and function of the body to maximise its self healing ability. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues and to help your body's own healing mechanisms. We will also provide advice on posture, nutrition and exercise rehabilitation to aid recovery and prevent symptoms recurring.
All Osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council. The council ensure all osteopaths have completed a 4/5 year degree, to be in good health, regularly attend continuing practice development courses and obtain appropriate indemnity insurance.
It is important to emphasise that Osteopaths do not treat conditions but the patient. This means all treatments will be individualised and tailored to the patient.
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