Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment that addresses structural and functional problems within the body involving the musculo-skeletal system such as: muscles, bones, ligaments and connective tissue.
An Osteopath uses gentle hands-on manipulative techniques to help correct any underlying structural or functional factors that are the cause of your physical problems. Each treatment is tailored to the individual needs of the patient with a focus on alleviating symptoms and finding and treating the root cause of the problem.
Osteopathy is beneficial for a wide range of physical health problems that cause aches, pain or discomfort.
Osteopaths see people in the clinic with many different symptoms but with underlying musculo-skeletal assymetries. These can result in on going aches and pains as well as more recent acute injuries.
Traumatic events such as falls, road traffic accidents, operations and fractures can result in changes within the body. This can lead to on going postural problems which can be addressed by the Osteopath.