What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a safe, gentle and effective approach using hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems, aiming to relieve pain, discomfort and immobility.
The Osteopathic philosophy is to treat the person as a whole, not just the specific symptoms. By improving the function of the whole body, Osteopathy helps to stimulate the body’s own self-healing, self-regulating processes, aiding a return to health. Using a combination of Osteopathic and conventional diagnostic techniques, treatment is based on mobilising and manipulative procedures tailored to the individual patient, reinforced by guidance on diet, lifestyle and exercise.
Some of the conditions, which Osteopathy can treat include:
- Acute and chronic back pain
- Whiplash injuries
- Rheumatic pain
- Sports injuries
- ‘Frozen shoulder’
- Arthritic pain
Osteopaths are statutorily registered practitioners who follow strict practice standards to ensure quality care for patients.