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, when carried out by a registered and qualified practitioner is proven to be very safe.
Osteopathy can be beneficial for all ages, from babies to the elderly.
Back pain, headaches, sinus/respiratory problems, postural problems, sports injuries, pre/post natal pain, baby and infant issues (e.g. latching problems, colic, reflux) altered sleep patterns, TMJ, the symptoms associated with arthritis, curvature of the spine, growth disorders and more.
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 cardio vascular, nervous, and respiratory function.
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.
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.

 

 

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.

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.
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.