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What is Osteopathy?

  • Osteopaths are health care practitioners who use their BSc degree level (BSc) of anatomy, physiology and neurology to treat musculoskeletal conditions in the entire body.

  • Osteopathy is a holistic, non-invasive and drug free form of manual therapy to eliminate pain and stiffness in all aspects of the body by addressing its root cause, and keeping it at bay. Osteopaths look at the body as a whole and live by the motto, “prevention is better than cure”.

  • Osteopaths don’t just treat bones- soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, muscles etc. may be addressed with a combination of gentle stretching, mobilisation, manipulation and massage, amongst other techniques.

  • Treatment is usually specific to your diagnosis, whether it is back pain, neck pain, injuries including sports injuries, muscle strains, headaches, tennis elbow, rib pain, leg and foot pain. These are just some of the musculoskeletal conditions Osteopaths treat.

  • They also help to address physical stress or anxiety related stress, menstrual pain, and conditions asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  • Most osteopathic treatment includes soft tissue stretching, which improves the blood circulation and thereby provides more mobility to joints and muscles. Treatment aims at the whole body with a focus on self-healing, dietary and lifestyle changes.

  • Our patients are prescribed work ergonomic advice, exercises and stretches, functional breathing techniques and more as part of a rehabilitation programme to strengthen the body and improve posture.

  • This branch of alternative medicine is popular as it is safe for babies and children as well as older adults.

  • Patients are usually advised to wear suitable underwear as they may need to dress down and will be provided towels.

  • Usually a full medical history, systemic screening and physical exam is undertaken on initial assessment followed by treatment and an exercise plan based the working diagnosis. 

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