Osteopathy is a hands-on holistic medicine dating back to the early 1900’s although some of its’ influences date back thousands of years. Osteopaths use diagnostic touch informed by their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to discover if any areas of the body are restricted.
Osteopathic treatment does not target symptoms but looks to treat the cause of the complaint. Following suitable treatment, and as understanding of the problem and resolution of the pain proceeds, a management plan is worked out. The patient is given advice, which will often involve looking at their life style, posture and exercises.
Osteopaths believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural condition. Osteopathy is a highly regulated profession and all osteopaths have to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
Who is it for?
I practice gentle yet highly effective cranial osteopathy techniques, combined where suitable, with soft tissue techniques, such as massage, effluage, muscle energy; joint articulation and stretching.