Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, treatment is usually gentle and often results in a quicker recovery.
Osteopathy treats the symptoms while helping to find out what is causing the problem.
Osteopaths treat the person rather than specific conditions, for example a knee problem might also affect the foot, hip and spine.
Osteopathy can help relieve the symptoms of a range of conditions including:
Our aim is to get you out of pain quickly and get you back in control of your health, so you may also be offered advice or exercises to prevent it recurring in the future.
Osteopaths treat the person rather than specific conditions, for example, a knee problem might also affect the foot, hip and spine.
Osteopaths are recognised in law as primary healthcare practitioners, which means they are diagnostic and not just remedial: they have a duty to ensure a patient is safe to be treated, and that their treatment is appropriate to the diagnosis they make.
As an integral part of rehabilitative care Osteopaths were the first complementary medicine to obtain government recognition, osteopaths are governed and regulated by the General Osteopathic Council.
It is estimated that 1 in 3 people will experience low back pain during their life, that’s more than 80% of the adult population. It is one of the reasons why people take time off work, it is often debilitating, distressing and frustrating as one’s quality of life suffers.
Most cases are classified as ‘simple’ back pain where serious underlying pathology is unlikely and will improve over 6 weeks. A large number of people don’t need to visit their doctor, and may instead seek help from an osteopath. Approximately 60 % of UK osteopathic treatments are for low back pain.