Osteopathy is a form of treatment, which recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on the body’s skeleton and joint function, along with the underlying muscles, soft tissues and internal organs.

Osteopathy recognises that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself but that often it needs a helping hand. It combines a variety of treatment techniques to restore the natural physical balance, allowing the body to return to normal pain free function. An important part of osteopathic treatment is that we recognise the importance of biological, psychological, and social/environmental effects on health and the importance of these elements as part of our patient management.

Yes, Osteopathy carried out by a registered and qualified practitioner is proven to be very safe.

Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework.

Osteopathy can be beneficial for all ages, from babies to the elderly.

Back pain, neck pain, nerve pain,  headaches, sinus/respiratory problems, postural problems, sports injuries, pre/postnatal pain, baby and infant issues (e.g. latching problems, colic, reflux) altered sleep patterns, TMJ, the symptoms associated with arthritis, the curvature of the spine, growth disorders, soft tissue, joint and sports injuries, visceral dysfunction, pain and chronic pain and more.

Osteopathy can be used to treat all ages. It is recommended for anyone suffering from a complaint that affects their musculoskeletal, visceral, or cranial regions.

Osteopaths undertake a four or five-year degree/masters course, which includes in-depth study of anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body. In addition, they receive extensive training in identifying underlying disease and examination techniques for the various systems of the body, including assessment of cardiovascular, nervous, and respiratory function.

Yes, qualified osteopaths are very good. Osteopaths are fully trained and registered practitioners with specialist skills for injury and pain management.

Osteopaths have the ability to carry out an examination, provide a diagnosis and apply treatment for a broad range of conditions in all age groups.

Yes, osteopaths may be able provide help for a wide range of complaints in various parts of the body, from sprained ankles to sinus problems.

Yes, sometimes osteopaths may manipulate (crack) the spinal joints. Manipulation will only be applied if the osteopath believes it is appropriate and safe following a thorough examination.

Some patients experience mild soreness or pain following osteopathic treatment because their body to responded to the changes that the treatment creates. This is not usually severe and does not last for long. Serious side effects to osteopathic treatment are rare.

Yes, GP's, surgeons, dentists, and medical consultants sometimes refer to Osteopaths, depending on the country of practice. In the UK Osteopaths work within the National Health Service. 

The majority of osteopaths provide care for a broad range of conditions, however, some osteopaths do specialise in specific forms of treatment and treatment for specific conditions, this includes; cranial osteopathy, visceral (organs) osteopathy, sports injuries, paediatrics and chronic pain management.

Not necessarily, although many doctors do refer patients to osteopaths. Your insurance company may require you to be referred by your doctor in order for the treatment to be covered by their policy (please check with your insurer if you are not sure).

There may be slight pain experienced during certain treatment techniques but it is important to remember you are in charge, if it is too painful please tell your osteopath and a different approach may be used.



You will often hear a popping noise, this is usually pain-free and is a noise from the fluid around the joint and not the bone-cracking.

Osteopathic manipulation can be effective for the treatment of certain musculo-skeletal conditions and may improve functional mobility.

This will be discussed and agreed as part of the treatment plan during your first consultation. It is dependent on many factors, including the condition, how long you have been suffering and your body’s response to treatment.

Some mild soreness or pain may be experienced following treatment most likely caused by your bodies reaction to the treatment applied. This is usually mild and short lasting.

Yes, osteopathy is perfectly safe and effective during pregnancy. However, please ensure you advise the practitioner if you are pregnant as the treatment approach may need to be adapted.

Many Osteopaths are trained to carry out western medical dry needling or accupuncture as part of their treatment approach.

Craniosacral therapy is a form of hands-on bodywork that uses gentle touch to palpate the joints of the cranium. It is used as a form of treatment for a number of conditions in all age groups and especially in babies.

Cranial osteopathy is very safe and adverse reactions or side effects are extremely rare

This is dependant on your condition and reaction to treatment. Many conditions, such as acute and sub-acute back pain may recover after 1-4 treatments (approximately 1-3 weeks).
Yes, listen to your body, avoid activities that cause discomfort and pain and follow the advice of your practitioner. Ice or heat packs and pain free mobility and stretching may also help
Please see the “About Osteopathy” in our website. For further information regarding Chiropractic and Physiotherapy treatment, we recommend you go to the relevant governing body for these professions.
A full medical history, examination, diagnosis and first treatment make up the initial consultation. The treatment plan including techniques to be used and a prognosis will be discussed with you prior to treatment so you can make an informed decision on whether you wish to proceed. You will also most likely be given some further advice such as stretches and exercises, to help accelerate the healing process.
Most major insurance companies cover osteopathic treatment. We recommend that you shop around to find the best cover all your needs.

Osteopathy can sometimes help with breast feeding. By releasing tension in the head, face and around the jaw osteopathy can help the baby to latch better and improve feeding. Osteopathy can improve lymphatic function which, can have an indirect effect on mild flow.

By releasing tension in the head, face and around the jaw, osteopathy may help the baby to latch better and improve feeding.

Yes, Osteopathic treatment can be a safe approach for the treatment of babied depending on the underlying symptoms and complaint.

Yes, osteopathy can help to reduce the symptoms of Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) by releasing soft tissue tension and reducing pain.

Yes, Osteopathy can help to reduce the symptoms of Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) by releasing soft tissue tension and reducing pain.

Osteopaths can treat and help some of the symptoms associated with Osteoarthritis such as joint stiffness, muscle tension, pain, and reduced mobility and function. It cannot treat the actual osteoarthritis as this is a normal part of the aging process.


Osteopathy can be used to treat some of the side effects of rheumatoid arthritis, including muscle tension and pain. It can not be used to heal the disease and is often only safely applied when the disease is not in its inflamed stages.

Yes, osteopathy can help with knee pain. It can be used to reduce muscle tension and increase range of motion and functional mobility for a number of conditions including ligament injury and osteoarthritis.

Yes, Osteopathic treatment can be very beneficial for certain types of headaches depending on the underlying cause. It can be especially beneficial for tension type headaches.

The term Slipped Disc is actually very misleading as the disc never slips! The outer structure of the disc can wear and degrade over time or as a result of injury leading to bulging of the disc contents (dense jelly like substance inside the disc). If the outer structure of the disc ruptures then the contents may protrude outside of the disc. This can cause pain and impingement of the nerve leading to nerve compression type symptoms . Disc wear and tear is very common as age increases and is often present without cause any symptoms

Osteopaths can treat the symptoms associated with a disc injury such as muscle tension, pain, and reduced mobility and function. Often the disc will naturally over a period of time so the Osteopath's role is to help the body health and recover as quickly as possible.

Yes, Osteopathic treatment can be very effective for nerve pain.

Sciatica is irritation of the sciatic nerve. It is actually a symptom caused by an underlying condition. Common causes of sciatic symptoms include; nerve compression in the lumbar spine (lower back) caused by a spinal disc injury, changes in the structure of the spine and muscle tension. in the deep gluteal muscles of the pelvis. other less common causes can include tumors and infectious disease.


Yes, Osteopathic treatment can be applied to treat Sciatica and any underlying condition that is causing the Sciatica

Migraines have a number of causes. Osteopathy may help with certain forms of migraine or it may help reduce some of the triggers for migraines, such as muscle tension.

Many Osteopaths provide exercise prescriptions including prescription of specific rehabilitation exercises as part of their treatment approach.

Osteopaths look at the body globally and are specialists in providing treatment for musculo-skeletal injuries and pain. This can provide an effective approach for the treatment of sports injuries.

Osteopathic treatment can effect the neural, vascular and lymphatic systems, which may lead to an effect on toxins within the body.