Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework.
foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain
back pain, neck pain, and sciatica
hand, shoulder, and elbow pain
tennis and golfer’s elbow
postural problems due to pregnancy, sports injury, driving or work strain, or digestive issues
Osteopathic physicians can also detect conditions that are not treatable through osteopathy, to refer patients to other specialists.
Osteopathic treatment works across the ‘whole body’, increasing joint mobility, relieving muscle tension and enhancing blood and nerve supply to tissues. The techniques used help the body’s own healing mechanisms to restore full functioning of the body. They may include; soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, stretching, muscle energy techniques and acupuncture. Your osteopath will also give you health advice and exercises to promote postural correction. This holistic approach aims to help your body find a state of balance. Each and treatment is specifically tailored to a patient’s individual needs.
Ostopaths are trained to treat of all types of patient, from children, babies and adults to elderly people, athletes and pregnant women.