An holistic way to improving your health.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy which works holistically to harness the body's natural tendency toward health by recognising the interrelationship between the body's structure and function.
When people hear "osteopathy" their first thought is "bones" but there is much more to Osteopathy than just the musculoskeletal system.
Osteopaths take a whole body perspective and with that they aim to treat all body systems, from joints and muscles to the neurological system, cardiovascular system and internal organs.
Osteopaths are trained to assess, diagnose and treat by using their finely-tuned palpatory skills (sense of touch) and a range of techniques including gentle joint mobilisation (articulation), direct joint manipulation (thrust techniques), soft tissue massage, stretching and cranial osteopathy.
Osteopaths are also able to provide advice on ergonomics, posture and exercise but will refer on to specialists in these areas if they feel it is necessary.