Osteopathy is a primary healthcare system which is complementary to other medical practices. All UK osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council and insured. We are also required, each year complete 30 hours of continued professional development (CPD).
Our aim is to reduce pain and return the patient back to full function. This is achieved by examining and diagnosing the problem followed by working on the neuro-musculoskeletal system, mainly on muscles and joints, to facilitate our own body’s ability to regulate and heal itself. ( The Body has its own medicine cabinet) A wide range of gentle manual techniques is used including soft tissue, massage, joint articulation and joint manipulation followed by self-help exercise/stretches and other advice when required.
Physiotherapy Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
Chiropractor A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
All the above manual therapists may offer other alternative therapies to complement their techniques including acupuncture, dry needling, applied kinesiology and kinesiology taping.