Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that your physical well-being depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
As an Osteopath I believe for your body to function well, its structure must also work well. So I will endeavour to restore your body to a state of balance. I use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. I also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
Regulation of Osteopathy
All Osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
Osteopaths are required to renew their registration each year and are granted an annual licence to practise. As part of this process, the GOsC checks that Osteopaths have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and of good character, and have met mandatory continuing professional development requirements. The title ‘Osteopath’ is protected by law. It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.
Who and what do I treat?
As an Osteopath my patients range from Children to Senior Citizens, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women and sports people. Patients consult me for a wide variety of conditions such as:
Mechanical Back & Neck Pain, Muscle & Joint Pain, Minor Sports Injuries, Frozen Shoulder, Cervicogenic Headaches, Sciatica & Trapped Nerves, Arthritic Pain, Postural Imbalances & Reduced Mobility
* Access to private Diagnostic Scanning is available via referral if required, once a full Osteopathic examination has been undertaken