Osteopathy was the first complementary healthcare profession to be given statutory regulation by the government. All our osteopaths are registered with the GOsC and are members of other associations, including the iO, OSCA, BMAS, and NSCA.
Osteopathy incorporates various techniques to treat the cause of your pain rather than the symptoms. For example, rather than being the result of a single incident, most back and neck disorders tend to result from a mixture of poor posture, faulty body mechanics, stressful living and working habits, loss of strength and flexibility, and a general decline in physical fitness. Months or years may pass before a combination of these factors finally results in an actual problem.
This approach dramatically changes the way that the pain is managed. It shifts the emphasis from the acute phase when pain occurs to the long-term prevention process. The specific techniques used can help alleviate pain and discomfort from most parts of the body.
Osteopathic treatment delivers a host of short and long-term benefits and can involve numerous techniques, including soft-tissue massage, specific joint manipulation, ultrasound therapy, Shockwave therapy, electrotherapy and rehabilitative exercises (such as Pilates).