THE BASIS OF OSTEOPATHY

Osteopathy recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions.


Osteopaths focus on the body’s skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs.


Osteopaths consider each person as an individual. Utilising a highly developed sense of touch, they identify problem areas of the body.


Using gentle stretching and mobilising techniques as well as manipulating joints, an osteopath works with the body to create the perfect conditions to facilitate the healing process.


Commonly osteopathy is viewed as a way of treating the spine, and often the lower back in particular, but our patients cover a wide range of ages and presenting conditions. 



Our core skills enable us to perform assessments of posture, gait and joint &  muscle performance which along with our understanding of the body's physiology, allows us to work with our patients as primary care practitioners or in support of other healthcare providers.


Treatment usually consists of a combination of soft-tissue releasing techniques, and some specific adjustments affecting joints and soft-tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments).


Advice can also be given on self-help treatments, exercises for rehabilitation and recovery programmes after surgery.

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