Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
For your body to function well, us osteopaths believe that its structure must also work well. So osteopaths aim to restore your body to a state of balance. We use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. We may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and we are required to renew our registration each year to gain an annual licence to practise, you can see my registration number in the footer. As part of this process, the GOsC checks that we have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and of good character, and have met mandatory continuing professional development requirements.
We treat all sorts of patients including older people, manual workers, office professionals and sports people. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.
Osteopathy and your condition
Call me on 0786 316 8756 for a no-obligation chat or click on the appropriate button to see how I may help your condition using osteopathy.
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I was recently asked to do an interview about osteopathy for an online magazine. If you want learn a bit more about what I do the video is just to the right. Please note I didn't have control over the imagery used between shots of the interview and it is representative rather than 100% anatomically accurate also the 'special symbol' I stated was provided by GOsC is the one shown in the footer rather than the caduceus symbol shown in the video