Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of Spine, Muscle and Joint conditions. The osteopath will meticulously examine and manipulate the structure of the body in order to improve its function. These actions are based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the spine, skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together, much the same as a finely tuned engine.
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. The osteopath may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.