Despite its name, osteopathy concerns much more than just bones.
Developed in the early 20th century by Andrew Taylor-Still, osteopathy is a non-invasive therapy involving muscles and joints and related nerves, blood supply and other systems of the body, as well as the skeleton. Many people think of osteopathy as a purely manual (or manipulative) therapy; while this is an important part of it, it’s not the full story. Osteopathy is also a holistic treatment that can be used to tackle a wide range of injuries, pain and disorders.
If you’ve lived with pain for a long time, osteopathic treatment can succeed where others approaches have failed, given time and patience. Using a range of techniques, we will work to relieve pain, improve your mobility and help you get on with your life, whether you’re suffering from a sport or work-related injury, arthritis, sciatica or other problems.
As well as offering various forms of pain relief at the Clinic, our osteopaths can offer advice on self-help methods for use at home.
The Osteopaths Act 1993 established the General Osteopathic Council to ‘provide for the regulation of the profession of osteopathy’. For further details follow www.osteopathy.org.uk.