What is Osteopathy?

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy was discovered by Andrew Taylor Still in 1794. Osteopathy is a non invasive form of manual therapy that uses holistic approaches to allow the body to heal after injury or inflammation.

Osteopathy was created around the concept “structure governs function and function governs structure” and so Osteopathy works both directly and indirectly upon the Musculo-skeletal system (the joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue).

Osteopaths are trained to observe the body and recognise restrictions and reductions of function which can cause symptoms such as pain, discomfort, stiffness and many more. These restrictions can be very small and so can often be missed by other practitioners.

Osteopaths use a holistic approach to observe the body so even if you attend for shoulder pain they may articulate or manipulate your spine, pelvis and even your jaw.  Osteopaths use articulation techniques, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints as well as improving muscle tension to help your body’s self healing mechanism.

We also may provide you with exercise and lifestyle advice as well as post treatment advice.

Rebecca is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) Rebecca is fully insured and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy

“Osteopaths are required to renew their registration each year and we provide registrants with 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” GOsC Website 2019

Osteopaths can treat a wide range of conditions as well as wide range of people- from newborn to elderly. Including manual workers, desk bound workers and sports injuries.

If you’re unsure whether Osteopathy could help you with your symptoms contact Rebecca.

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