Will Osteopathy be right for me?
For details about osteopathy please read on, or click on the link to the General Osteopathic Council information page.
Osteopathy is a form of diagnosis and treatment of the body, involving a hands on approach by the Osteopath.
Palpation (touch) is used to aid with the diagnosis and to provide the majority of treatment.
Osteopathy is complementary to, and often used in conjunction with, conventional medicine.
We actively encourage you to discuss your problem with your G.P. but we do not contact them unless you specifically ask us. Most of the G.P.s in this area know of the practice, and are happy for you to attend.
Osteopathy is safe and effective and usually not unpleasant. It is non-intrusive and can be used on conditions were other forms of treatment are not possible.
Osteopathy can be safely used on the majority of people including children, expectant mothers and the elderly.
Osteopathy for health
Osteopathy is not just for the treatment of pain and injury.
Many people benefit from osteopathic treatment that do not have a current injury. Osteopaths look at the whole body and treatment can be used as a prevention for problems in the future.
Osteopaths can also advise on strength and conditioning work which may help to prevent injury.
Our Form of Osteopathy
At this practice we use mainly mechanical osteopathy involving a hands on approach, as a general rule, we do not use cranial osteopathy.