Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of symptoms and we are well known for our treatment of back and neck pain. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. Its main strength lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint, taking into account all aspects of their life. Osteopathic treatment works to restore your body to an improved state of health, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.
Osteopaths 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 a patient's own healing mechanisms. Different techniques are utilised according to each individual's needs which ensures its suitability for all ages. Osteopaths also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms from recurring.