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What is Osteopathy?

 

Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that involves gentle hands-on treatment to bring about pain relief from a variety of musculo-skeletal conditions. Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, Osteopaths can identify areas of dysfunction in your body. Osteopathy takes a holistic view of the body and recognises the important relationship between structure and function.



All of our practitioners have successfully completed a minimum of 4 - 5 years of full-time University education  to be awarded an Honours Degree in Osteopathic Medicine.  Annually, all our practitioners attend varying post-graduate training courses in order to expand their Osteopathic education and further develop their skills as a practitioner. 

 

What techniques do Osteopaths use?

 

Osteopaths use a wide variety of techniques including soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, stretching and gentle joint manipulation where appropriate to treat the muscles, joints, ligaments and connective tissues of the body. Using a holistic approach to health, the functioning of the whole body is improved which assists in effective function of the lymphatic, circulatory, nervous and organ systems of the body. Osteopaths also take into account lifestyle factors such as exercise, posture, diet and stress and will prescribe stretching or strengthening exercises where applicable.