What is Osteopathy ?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy designed to provide pain relief for the body's structural and mechanical problems.

Osteopaths are skilled at finding the underlying causes of pain through palpation and mobility testing, and then treating the condition with massage, soft tissue stretching, rythmic joint movements and in some cases manipulation.

Gentle release techniques are often used, particularly when treating children, pregnant women, or elderly patients.

All osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). The Council regulates the stringent standards required of osteopaths, as well as continuing professional development and liability insurance.

Most private medical insurance schemes, including BUPA and PPP, will pay for osteopathic treatment.