What is Osteopathy?
Osteopaths believe that the healthy balance and function of our musculoskeletal system is essential to whole body health. Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy. It is drug-free and non-invasive and works on aiming to achieve the optimal health of the musculoskeletal system. This includes joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia.
It is a holistic therapy, and so considers the whole of an individual, not just the part that hurts. Although the hands-on treatment works directly on the musculoskeletal structures. Through this there can be positive effects on the nervous, circulatory and digestive systems.
Osteopathy is the first complementary therapy to have received statutory regulation by Parliament. Therefore, patients can be reassured that registered Osteopaths will have completed rigorous training to meet the high standards required by the General Osteopathic Council.