Osteopathy is a system of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints. In the UK, osteopathy is a health profession regulated by UK law.
Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage with the aim of:
- increasing the mobility of joints
- relieving muscle tension
- enhancing the blood supply to tissues
- helping the body to heal
Osteopaths use a range of techniques, but not drugs or surgery.
Osteopaths’ patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sportspeople. Patients often seek treatment for back pain, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis, sports injuries and a whole range of other conditions.
If you’re not sure if osteopathy is for you or want to discuss how we can help we offer a free 15 minute assessment to review your condition and find out if osteopathy is right for you. For appointments and more information call reception on 01494 813700 or email us at [email protected]