What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and manual treatment that is recognised by the British Medical Association as a clinical discipline.

Osteopathy is often the treatment of choice for people suffering from aches and pains in their joints or muscles.

Conditions often treated include:

  •  Low back pain

  • Arthritic pain

  • Shoulder and elbow pain

  • Sprains/ Strains

  • Neck/ Jaw pain

  • Cramp 

  • Sciatica

  • Muscle spasms

  • Headaches


Osteopathy is historically regarded for treating low back pain, however an Osteopaths assessment will be of the body as a whole functional entirety. Osteopaths can assess many other joints issues such as the shoulder, knee and ankle joints. 

Osteopathy is a 'hands on' form of treatment and diagnosis. Osteopaths use many techniques, including:

 Massage work
 Joint manipulation
 Postural correction
 Breathing exercises


All Osteopaths must be registered by law with the General Osteopathic Council https://www.osteopathy.org.uk/home/.  Osteopathy does not use drugs or medication.

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What to expect?

On your initial visit a detailed medical and health history will be taken and your Osteopath will discuss your presenting symptoms with you.

A thorough examination of the spine movement and any other areas that are relevant to the ailment will be used to determine the cause and diagnosis. 

You may need to remove some clothing to display the affected areas for this examination. Shorts and/or loose clothing is most suitable.