Osteopathy focuses on the musculoskeletal system and its importance in the health of the individual. Osteopaths apply the philosophy of treating the whole person to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and illness using manual and physical therapies.
Osteopathy treatment has a multi-modal focus with the 'hands on' approach being accompanied by exercise rehabilitation regimes, appropriate ergonomic and nutritional advice. This therapy is a unique holistic approach to health care. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and wellbeing.
Our decisions about your medical care are guided by the patients goals. Osteopaths are highly trained to manually locate points of restriction or excessive strain in various parts of the body. We will assess the spine, joints, muscles and tendons and may also refer for blood tests or X-rays to confirm findings, or review existing diagnostic results where available.
Osteopathy is suitable for treating people of all age groups. This includes newborn babies, children, teenagers, pregnant women, adults, the elderly, athletes, tradesmen and more.