Suffering from back pain or the effects of poor posture? Whether the issue is the result of life at home, at work or after pregnancy, Osteopathy can be your solution. Osteopathy offers a natural approach to treating your whole body. The treatments help you heal without the need for drugs or surgery.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems using a variety of manual body techniques. Osteopaths use safe physical manipulations, stretching, massage techniques and gentle touch to improve the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, improve the blood and nerve supply to body tissues, and thereby encourage your body’s own self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms.
Osteopathy recognises the fundamental principle that an individual’s well-being depends on physical, mental and social factors. Therefore, an osteopath may also advise you about lifestyle changes to help improve any underlying factors contributing to your condition.
Osteopathy is a recognised healthcare system regulated by statute since 1993, and all osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) to practise. Registration has brought osteopaths in line with other medical professionals such as doctors, dentists, midwives and nurses, thereby ensuring the highest level of training, practice and conduct. In 2017, Osteopathy gained the status of Allied Health Profession with the NHS.
Articulation – moving your joints through their natural range of motion
Massage – to release and relax muscles
Stretching stiff joints – to improve mobility and function
High-velocity thrusts – short, sharp movements to the spine, which produce a clicking noise like cracking your knuckles
Who can Osteopaths help?
What to expect at your first Osteopathic session
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